In planning our editorial content for 2018, I’ve committed myself to covering the subjects that you guys are most interested in.* And travel team fundraising far and away tops the list. Because, heck, playing travel ball ain’t free! You’ve noticed, right? Therefore, Kari and I will be sharing more funding ideas throughout the year, starting with a featured team fundraiser each month.
This month, we’re happy to introduce you to Dynamic Drinkware – pretty much the easiest fundraiser I’ve come across so far.
Product: Tumblers and stadium cup sets with full images of licensed MLB, NFL, NHL, college sports and other designs. Over 500 to choose from!
I love this fundraiser because my family collects team cups. In my kitchen cabinet right now, we have tumblers from the Nationals, Orioles, SF Giants, Yankees, Pirates, Blue Jays, Golden State Warriors, UVA Basketball, Cal Bears Basketball, San Jose Sharks, Buffalo Bisons and Richmond Flying Squirrels. Those are just the ones I can see. Anytime we can add to our collection, whether at a game, a restaurant or wherever….we’ll buy one. Because we’re a team cup kind of family. And I’m sure we’re not the only ones. (How many team cups are in your collection?)
How Cups are Sold: Players sell fundraising cards for $25 each to friends, family, neighbors, coworkers, etc. After someone purchases a card, they’ll visit DynamicDrinkware.com to view all the different tumbler designs and redeem their fundraising card for whichever set of cups they choose. (It basically works like an online retailer gift card.)
*The $25 fundraising card includes tax, processing and shipping, so buyers won’t encounter any surprise costs when ordering their cups. (They can also choose to order more items at discounted rates, if they want.)
Team Profit per Card: $8.
Very competitive with other product sales fundraisers.
Product Delivery: Here’s the beauty! You don’t have to deliver a thing.
No lugging boxes of merchandise around in your vehicle, keeping up with who ordered what and tracking people down to give them their products. Dynamic Drinkware delivers your customers’ orders directly to them within 3-to-4 weeks of receiving the order. So you can go on about your business knowing that they’ve got it covered.
Getting Cards to Sell: The person in charge of your team’s fundraising will order the number of cards you decide to sell from Dynamic Drinkware at no upfront cost. When the fundraiser ends, send back any unsold cards along with payment for cards that were sold, minus your profit (which you’ll take right off the top). Simple enough, right?
Sell to Out-of-Town Friends and Family Online: Dynamic Drinkware provides each team with a customizable website where they can share their story, their fundraising goal and what contributions will go toward. I love this idea because it allows long distance friends and relatives to feel more engaged in helping players pay for travel expenses and equipment, rather than simply throwing money toward some random fundraiser.
Cups with Your Team’s Name and Logo: Here’s another cool thing. Dynamic Drinkware will create custom cups with your kid’s travel team logo. $250 for 200 cups. This would go great with a BBQ plate or other meal type fundraiser. Sell your team cups filled with a beverage for $5 each, as an add-on purchase.
ROBERT C. – KATY YOUTH FOOTBALL – KATY, TX
We’ve sold cups for years, and the customer service is the best of I’ve seen, but our record highest fundraiser was only $30,000. We sold almost double that this time ($55,000) because it was so much easier for everyone to just sell a card and supporters liked the convenience and variety of new designs online.
Click here to plan your team fundraiser with Dynamic Drinkware.
*Reader Interest (referenced in the first sentence of this post) is determined by likes, shares, comments and Google search terms, which is a great tool, but occasionally the searches are just plain ridiculous. Last month someone found TravelBallParents by Googling whether punching a baseball coach is a felony. Sorry I haven’t written anything on that topic. 🙂 But the fact that they included the term “baseball coach” made me laugh out loud. As if the legal penalty for assaulting someone would be greater or lesser if the person you punched was a baseball coach, a soccer referee…or a tennis instructor.