fundraising

May 14, 2018

Facilities projects are best served by committees of parents, coaches and community

[caption id="attachment_26159" align="aligncenter" width="491"] Photos courtesy Schuylkill Valley High School[/caption] Planning and executing a multimillion-dollar renovation doesn’t always have to fall on the shoulders of athletic administrato...


January 30, 2018

Fundraising’s changing role in athletic departments

This is the seventh year of Coach & Athletic Director’s survey of high school athletic administrators. The results help us develop and our editorial vision, while offering readers a glimpse at the opportunities and challenges in prep sports. ...


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 22, 2017

Fundraising ideas for struggling 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 economy, fo...


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...