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fundraising

November 20, 2017

Fundraising for the dream weight room

Jordan Schumaker remembers his coaching staff’s first request last year when he became the athletic director at Butler (Ohio) High School. “We need to do something in regards to the weight room,” the coaches told him. The school already h...


June 23, 2017

A.D.ministration: Athletic fundraising in small communities

Getting signage for athletic facilities and securing corporate sponsorships are common fundraising approaches for many high schools. This may be much more difficult, however, for schools in small communities, because there may be fewer businesses to ...


May 4, 2017

Wisconsin high school overcomes obstacles for its field of dreams

Finding $4.9 million for athletic facilities upgrades is no easy task. For the Pulaski Community School District in northeastern Wisconsin, the process started in the late 1990s when the district began planning for a new high school. But, to save ...


November 17, 2016

When booster clubs hijack athletic program funds

There are parents who occasionally have a vendetta against a coach, perhaps due to playing time or their child’s role on the team. Unfortunately, this isn’t unique to just your school. What’s worse is these parents might also be members or o...


March 14, 2016

Fundraising ideas for struggling athletic programs

Cutbacks mean teams must develop their own revenue streams similar to club sports An athletic program's biggest annual hurdle is raising enough money to pay for travel and apparel, among other costs. It's even more difficult in a sluggish econom...


May 4, 2015

The trend of stadium sponsorships

The landscape at Brunswick High School (Ohio) would be vastly different without the sponsorships that are becoming more common in interscholastic sports, and not just on the playing field. When Athletic Director Pietro Demonte helped his departmen...


August 13, 2013

Pay-to-participate fundraising poses challenges for athletic directors

The following is an excerpt from NIAAA’s Guide to Interscholastic Athletic Administration from the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.The book can be found at humankinetics.com. Pay to play has been around for a long ti...


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Vista Murrieta High School: Igniting School Spirit With Fundraising

Sponsored By:Igniting School Spirit With FundraisingKurt Ruth has seen his Bronco Bleacher Creature group grow from a smattering of students to more than 1,000 energetic representatives of Vista Murrieta High School (Murrieta, Calif.). He discusses t...