The most successful school fundraisers start with a high-energy kickoff and nothing has the power to excite like a friendly competition! Located on the border of Ohio and Michigan, Edgerton Elementary used the famous Buckeyes vs. Wolverines rivalry to challenge participants in a battle of the fans – where the team with the most SpiritCups sales wins!
At the same time, they also debuted custom cups featuring their bulldog mascot and colors. It was a one-two punch that resulted in a quick, nearly $4,000 profit and, for the winning Ohio State fans, a lot of priceless notoriety!
One of the best ways to increase fundraising profits is to increase your reach and with over 80% of the U.S. population on social media, promoting through channels like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter is how you do it! See below for a quick Guide to Social Media Fundraising and don’t forget about our free online e-store, SpiritCups Direct, for direct shipments to friends and family anywhere in the U.S. Also, check out our social media resources!
Representative, Tony Overpeck, was on site with the Northwestern Middle School football team during their first day of spring training. They are a great group of young men led by dedicated coaches poised to achieve success together.
They are working hard on and off the field to sharpen their skills and raise the funds necessary to purchase the best and safest football equipment. SpiritCups and Dynamic Drinkware Fundraising will be helping this group achieve their goals.
Gift cards and certificates make great last minute Teacher Appreciation presents and they can be really meaningful when you play into the recipient’s unique personality. See below for inspiration on showing appreciation for the special teachers in your community.
The Neat Freak – House Cleaning Gift Certificate. It takes a lot of time and effort to keep a tidy classroom, so much so that the home sometimes suffers. So help a teacher start the summer fresh with a clean house! Tip: Make sure to get recommendations for a reputable service.
The Movie Buff – Movie Theater Gift Card. It’s no secret that teachers work nights and weekends during the school year, so help them celebrate some “me-time” with money towards the movies! Tip: Make it a “dinner and a movie” with a restaurant gift card as well.
The Adventure Seeker – “Bucket List” Gift Certificate. We all know teachers who spend their limited free-time being active and trying something new. Maybe you’ve even heard them say at some point, “I’ve always wanted to do [blank],” like zip lining. Tip: Adventures take planning, so be sure they have plenty of time to redeem before the gift certificate expires.
The Fun Mom or Dad – “Family Play” Gift Card. Many teachers are also parents who really treasure spending extra time with their kiddos in the summer. So help them make memories by giving a gift card to a local family play place like a put-put golf course or water park. Tip: Make sure you consider the age of their children.
The Foodie – Meal Subscription Gift Card. If you know a teacher who loves to cook, consider a gift card for a meal subscription service. They deliver fresh ingredients for pre-plan menus right to their door, so cooking a delicious meal is a snap. Tip: This is a great gift idea for the school year too.
On March 29, 2017, SpiritCups representative, Mike Lukachek was on location at Edgerton Elementary School to help them with their SpiritCups kick-off. Edgerton is mixing it up this year with two new fundraising twists:
Edgerton created their own Custom Tumblers featuring their bulldog mascot and school colors! Edgerton will sell their custom tumblers as well as NFL, MLB, College and U.S. Military SpiritCups during their fundraiser to appeal to fans near and far.
The school district is located near the Ohio/Michigan border. In spirit of the famous Ohio State and Michigan rivalry, two schools in the district are having a competition. One school principal is an Ohio State Buckeyes fan. One school principal is a Michigan Wolverines fan. Whichever school sells the most SpiritCups will enjoy seeing the other school wearing the rival team’s colors (of the opposing school’s principal’s favorite team Michigan or Ohio State). Keep an eye out for a future post for the results and join our mailing list below!
On March 6, 2017, Mountain View Elementary, SpiritCups Fundraising and the NFL’s Marc Mariani held an assembly at the school to celebrate the students’ great habits in nutrition, exercise and perseverance. Mountain View Elementary was the 1st Place Winner of the 2016 Fuel Up to Play 60 and SpiritCups fall contest. Mountain View Elementary students netted $12,000.00 in profits!
What an outstanding achievement! Great job Mountain View!