Game day fundraisers can include:

  • Pledge Donations – Have athletes, students, and other participants collect donations from their family and friends in support of the American Cancer Society or do a “pledge-a-thon” for the number of points or other applicable goals related to the sporting event.
  • Sponsorships – Ask local businesses to sponsor your event by making a donation directly to the American Cancer Society or by matching any funds raised by your team.
  • School Rivalry – Team up with a rival school to host a competition in the weeks leading up to a big sporting event to see who can raise the most money. The winner can be announced at halftime or at another logical break in the game/activity.
  • Fan Activities – During a break in the sporting event, invite fans to make a donation to the American Cancer Society and participate in a contest related to the match such as making a 3-point basketball shot, sinking a golf putt, or kicking a soccer goal past your team’s goalie.
  • Silent or Live Auction – During the sporting event, auction off homemade meals or desserts, a prime parking space, student artwork, or items donated from local businesses in the community.
  • Admission and Concession Sales – If there is a charge to watch the sporting event, add $1-2 to the fee and/or donate a portion of concession sales to the American Cancer Society. Be sure to consult with your American Cancer Society staff partner to ensure compliance with any applicable regulations.
  • Honor a Survivor – To make the event more tied to the community, the selected activity may also be named in memory or in honor of someone from the school or organization who has been affected by cancer.

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