Bowling Fundraising

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Bowling Fundraising Ideas that Raise Big Money

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In the early 1920s, bowling was a popular saloon sport.

So people went to bowling lanes like they do the pool tables now. They would drink and boast about being the best bowler. However, liquor prohibition put a permanent stop to that.

Today bowling has been re-branded into the popular family sport we’ve come to know and love. Not only is bowling popular among families, but it’s a very competitive team sport in communities and colleges too. Furthermore, there have even been bowling events in past Olympic games.

Today there is a need for bowling fundraiser ideas due to its popularity.

The Best Bowling Fundraisers – we have Solutions

While bowling is losing its popularity as an American family pastime, the competitive spirit of the sport is alive and well.

World Bowling President Kevin Dornberger recently said that bowling “has had an image problem, but there’s also an elite competitive side.” That’s why the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo was thinking about adding the sport to the list of games. It was recently decided that they would not including bowling.  However, that doesn’t stop the millions of students and professionals who bowl every day.

Fundraising is an important part of paying for uniforms, new balls, competition registration fees, and so much more.

From Bowling Hobby to Bowling Profession

Today, community bowling leagues exist all over the country. They are the most popular way to go from amateur to professional bowling. The key is to be part of the Professional Bowling Association.

Being an active bowling team member in high school is a great way to reach that goal. Once you graduate or turn 18, you’re eligible to join PBA. But membership comes with a price tag. Because of that you will need to raise money to pay for these fees. Our bowling fundraising ideas can help.

Fundraisingzone.com provides bowling teams a way to raise the funds they need for:

  • Team uniforms
  • Registration fees
  • New bowling shoes
  • Trophies

No matter what you need, we’re ready to coach you through a successful fundraiser to reach your goals.

Are you ready for some good ideas?

10 easy bowling fundraising ideas for your team

Looking for fundraising tips for bowlers? We got them!

You will enjoy these youth fundraising tips.

It’s time to start raising money for your bowling team. Each of these sports team fundraising ideas can help you to make a difference.

Whether this is for your local neighborhood league or just a school fundraising project, these tips can help. Remember to advertise your fundraiser so you can get the most people to support you.

For example, we provide free fundraising letters for parents when you select one of our fundraising brochures or catalogs. Furthermore, we suggest drafting a donation request letter to send to the businesses in your neighborhood.

1. Cookie dough fundraising.

Bowlers love home made cookies. Well maybe it’s time to sell gourmet cookie dough then!

Bowling booster clubs love our cookie dough fundraisers because there are no upfront costs. Believe it or not, we give you everything you need to raise money for bowling.

For instance:

  • You get free cookie dough catalogs.
  • Additionally, there are many mouth watering flavors. For example, how does chunky chocolate chip and peanut butter cookies sound to you?
  • Furthermore, it’s only $10 for 2 lbs of fresh cookie dough.
  • And Finally ally, when you meet the minimum order we will even ship the fundraising merchandise to you for free.

2. Raffle tickets.

I bet there are bowlers on your team that have family members that run their own business or work for a local business. Additionally, I bet they would also like some new customers. Perhaps you can convince them to donate something that you can raffle off. On the other hand, you can also purchase something luxurious or trendy and raffle it off too.

The point is this. Your neighbors will be glad to support your bowling fundraiser for a buck or two if they can win an awesome prize that they normally wouldn’t buy for themselves. So sell raffle tickets to raise money for your bowling team.

3. Silent auctions.

This is a twist on selling raffle tickets.

Instead of selling tickets for the items that were donated or purchased, you want people to bid on them in an auction.

For example, let’s say you got a brand new fancy bowling ball, glove and bag to auction off. You want as many people as possible to bid on this at the same time. The idea is to build up a bidding frenzy, where each person is trying to outbid the other.

You can certainly see how you can raise a lot of money this way, can’t you? It’s because no one wants anyone else to get the prize besides them!

4. Gourmet popcorn fundraising

Popcorn is a favorite snack among many bowlers. Choosing our gourmet popcorn fundraiser brochure is like bowling the perfect game.

  • Firstly, these are absolutely FREE to start.
  • Secondly, you only pay for what you sell.
  • Additionally, they retail for only $7 each.
  • Finally, your bowling team earns up to a 50% profit

5. Charity events.

Pick a local charity that is aligned with the spirit of your team.

For instance, you may want to volunteer at a homeless shelter, pet shelter, or even raise awareness for cancer. However, nothing beats the feeling you get from volunteering to help others. Yes, making a difference can be addicting!

So any of these fundraising tips can be used to help your bowling team or a charity in your community.

Finally, remember that silent auctions work especially well for charity events.

6. Food fundraisers

There are basically two ways to run food fundraisers.

You can collect cans of food to help folks in your community that have fallen on hard times. This is very rewarding. Your bowling team will feel good helping out your neighbors this way.

The second way to run a food fundraising event is to sell food to raise money.

For example, many of our catalogs sell food items that people like to buy. For instance you can sell Cinnabons, pretzels, trail mix, etc.

In addition, we have some healthy snack ideas too. Many of these give you the opportunity to earn up to a 50% profit on each sale. 

7. Dinner night out fundraiser

A bowler gets pretty hungry after throwing strikes all night long. Why not go out to eat and celebrate your team’s winning streak with a dinner fundraiser?

There are many local restaurants that would be glad to sponsor your bowling team for a dinner event.

For example, they will even pay you a 10% or more commission on all the food and drink you consume at your party.

8. Karaoke night

Why not get the whole bowling team together for a karaoke night?

You can do this at a local sports bar and charge a small fee to have fun. Furthermore, you can combine this with the dinner fundraiser we just shared.

You certainly will have fun with this event!

9. Trivia night

Charge an entry fee for each trivia team. Additionally, this works great with the dinner night out fundraiser to raise the most money.

Therefore after a night of bowling, you can now show off your brains and brawn with this fun bowling fundraiser.

10. Get the word out.

Did you know your local newspaper has a free section to advertise non-profit announcements like fundraisers? So please reach out to them and get the free advertising.

Additionally, think about sending out free press releases and writing guest posts to local blogs.

And finally, share updates on your fundraiser on your recent posts for facebook and instagram

Bowling Fundraiser Brochure Options

We hope these additional youth group fundraising ideas will help you.

Spring Gift Fundraising Catalog

Our 2018 Spring Gift Fundraising Catalog offers a wide selection of tasty treats and household items.

These are perfect to keep or share as gifts.

  • $10 magazine subscriptions
  • Plant and flower bulbs and seeds.
  • Fruit and sandwich slicers
  • And so much more.

Our fundraiser catalogs also offer amazing items for bowling teams to offer friends and family.

Smart Snacks Fundraising Catalog

This is the healthiest snack brochure we offer.

These fundraising products offer low calories, and high mineral and nutrient content.

These snacks are also great for health-conscious people that want to keep away from snacks that are high in sugar and sodium.

Some of the top sellers are:

  • Hawaiian Delight:  This includes dried bananas, pineapple, coconut, and papaya.
  • Salsa Mix
  • Mom’s Apple Pie Mix: This has honey, cinnamon peanuts, walnuts and dried apple slices.

Fundraisingzone.com Can Help With Your Bowling Fundraising Event

In conclusion, we pride ourselves on making these bowling fundraising programs as simple as possible for your team.

We’ve been in business exceeding our clients’ fundraising needs for over 50 years.  We provide knowledge and valuable information to prepare you for success.

Additionally, we offer free resources, like our fundraiser checklist and fundraising kit. You can use these to keep your organization focused on meeting and exceeding fundraising goals.

And finally, we invite you to contact us at 800.645.6550 to get started.