How to Organize a Fundraiser for Your Team: Tips and Ideas

Raising funds for your team can be a great way to build team spirit and support your team's goals. However, with so many options available, it can be overwhelming to choose the right fundraiser. To help you out, we've compiled a list of ideas that you can consider for your team.

Ticket/Prize Raffle

One simple way to raise funds is to organize a raffle. You can sell tickets on items such as gift certificates, liquor baskets, cash prizes, and sports memorabilia. To obtain a raffle license and learn about the use of proceeds, visit the AGLC Raffle website.

Bottle Drive

A bottle drive is an easy fundraiser that involves collecting bottles and cans for recycling. You'll need drivers, trucks, boxes, and volunteers to help collect and transport the bottles. Advertise the event and set up drop-off points for people who want to bring their bottles in. You can also go door-to-door to collect bottles. Be sure to let the bottle depot know about your drive in advance, and try to time it after long weekends or holiday seasons.

Community BBQ

Organizing a community BBQ can be a great way to bring people together and raise funds. Some grocery stores may donate food for the event, and other stores might offer to "match your sales" if you park out front and bring bodies into their store. You can also set up a booth at a local fair and offer an alternative to candy floss and candy apples.

Gift Card Fundraiser

Sell gift cards for popular stores and restaurants and keep a portion of the proceeds for your team.

Greenhouse Fundraiser

Sell plants and flowers from a local greenhouse for your team fundraiser. Popular options include poinsettias and other holiday plants.

Hockey Pool Fundraiser

Organize a hockey or Grey Cup pool with friends and colleagues. Collect entry fees and keep track of the stats on a website.

Pizza Fundraiser

Sell pizza from popular chains such as Blaze Pizza and Little Caesars.

Pub/Game Night Fundraiser

Host a game night or pub night for parents and children. Consider hosting it at a restaurant or bowling alley, or use a hall and have a potluck. You can have silent auctions, casino games, and loonie stick draws.

Sausage/Beef Jerky Fundraiser

Sell sausage or beef jerky from popular brands such as Stawnichy's Mundare Sausage and Western Beef Jerky.


Consider finding sponsors for your team. Businesses can contribute by having their name on team apparel, buying program space, or having their name on a banner used at home and away games.

Other Fundraisers

Other fundraising options include cookie fundraisers, popcorn fundraisers, paint nite/plant night, and Party Lite.

In conclusion, there are many ways to raise funds for your team, and it's important to choose a fundraiser that suits your team's needs and interests. Happy fundraising!