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Fund Raising Operational Goals and Guidelines:
by the Booster Clubs of America
A SMALL EFFORT - 50 people at $8.00 per person = $400.00.
A BETTER THAN AVERAGE EFFORT - 150 people at $8.00 per person = $1,200.00.
A GREAT EFFORT - 300 people at $8.00 per person = $2,400.00.
In this fund-raiser many activities are rolled into one fun weekend to raise funds for your club.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED:
Movies, a band, a disc jockey, refreshments, signs, athletic facilities, and lots of people to make things go!
First get approval of the school administration to use their facilities for the weekend. Then decide on a weekend in spring to have activities. The following activities should be arranged: Movies, make your own sundaes, a faculty-booster softball game, a band concert in the park - outside (football field), a dance, a girls' softball - boys' baseball softball game with the teams switching pitchers, raffles, and refreshments at all events. Then set a schedule.
Fri. night - 2 movies then make your own sundaes party.
To get the movies, see if the audio visual department at the school, or the school library, have any good movies that might be of interest to the people in the community. If they do not, you should contact one of the following film companies:
Modern Talking Picture Service, Inc., Attn: Film Scheduling, 5000 Park St. N., St. Petersburg, Florida 33709 (813) 541-6661
Swank Motion Pictures, 201 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, Missouri 63103 (314) 534-6300.
You should contact either or both companies and ask for their catalogs. With Modern you should make a request for the free loan films at least three weeks in advance of the spring weekend. Modern has sports and general interest films. You are also asked to fill out a Modern report card stating the number of times the film was shown and how many people saw it. After the film has been shown, return it to Modern as soon as possible.
With Swank you have to rent all films. They have contemporary films including comedies, dramas, and adventures. With both companies the following rules apply.
1. That you can not charge a fee to show the movies.
For make your own sundaes party, the club should go to the local ice cream shop and ask for a donation of 2 gallons of chocolate ice cream, 2 gallons of vanilla ice cream, and 1 gallon of strawberry ice cream as well as 3 cans of whipped cream. The club can get any other items that one might want on a sundae. If you can not have the necessary items donated you will have to purchase them.
For the band concert in the park, ask the school band director if the school band would put a concert on to raise money for school sports. Most band directors are more than willing to help.
For the faculty-booster softball game, have the athletic director ask the faculty to form a team, have a sign up sheet, and you should organize the booster team.
For the dance you should have records, a disc jockey to play the records (the disc jockey can be the booster president, a coach, athletic director, etc.) you should also have speakers and a microphone (get these from the music department).
For the girls' softball - boys' baseball softball game, have the coaches set it up with the pitchers switching teams.
For the raffles have local businesses donate items to be raffled off or you can raffle football season tickets, basketball season tickets, or coupons to the refreshment stand for the spring weekend. Do these raffles at each softball game.
Have people to operate all the events. Sell tickets all week before the event at the school office, and then at the events - have a stand. Sell tickets from $6.00 to $10.00 for the weekend. One ticket for all events!
This may look long and hard, but is far from it. This fund-raiser is enjoyable for all involved and very profitable for the program.
Modern Talking Picture Service, Inc., Attn: Film Scheduling, 5000 Park St. N., St. Petersburg, FL 33709 (813) 541-6661
Swank Motion Pictures, Inc., 201 S. Jefferson, St. Louis, MO 63103 (314) 534-6300.
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