How do I run a profitable "minor night" fundraiser?
With this type of fundraiser, the league comes to an agreement with a local junior team to buy tickets at a reduced rate.
The tickets are sold by members of the league at face value and the profits are kept by the teams.
The advantage for the junior team is that they have a group of people who are actively taking on the responsibility to sell tickets.
As an added bonus, coaches and players from the junior league teams often visit the minor teams involved and help them run practices.
Teams and leagues often make arrangements to play short sessions of shinny hockey during the intermissions or after the game.
Have someone from your league meet with a representative of the junior team, or invite the rep to attend one of your league meetings, so that both parties can agree on a price and a date.
Applewood-St Mike's minor night
The Applewood Minor Hockey Association in Mississauga, Ont., has an agreement with the Mississauga St. Mike's Majors, and runs a minor night as a fundraiser every year.
The corporate group sales manager from the Majors attends league board meetings, and both parties pick a date for the night.
The league makes two dollars on every ticket sold, and the fundraiser earns the league approximately $2,000.