Fundraising ideas for American Football Clubs

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Hit the fundraising targets for your american football club with one of these topical ideas:

1. American Football Taster Day

Given that American football isn’t something that most children in the UK learn in PE at school, it may be worth organising a schedule of volunteer coaches and club members and holding a taster day for kids and beginners. Charge a small amount for people to attend and, if your event is running all day, you could sell refreshments to maximise its fundraising potential.


2. American Themed Quiz Event

Whether you hold this in a venue or as an online quiz, you can get club members and supporters showing off their knowledge of the USA and raising money for your club in the process. Charge an entry fee per person (so that larger teams pay a bit more) and run a raffle during the evening too, so that you can collect money for raffle tickets to add to your fundraising tally.


3. 3 Hours and 12 Minutes Sporting Challenge

The average professional American football game lasts three hours and twelve minutes (including live play, pitch loitering and commercial breaks). Challenge club members and supporters to do an activity for this length of time. Whether they run, row, do an exercise routine or go up and down the stairs continuously for 192 minutes, you can use this time frame as a starting point for a great American football club fundraiser.


4. “Travel to America” Sponsored Challenge

Calculate the distance between your club and the home town of your favourite professional American football team in the States and then set your club members the challenge of travelling that distance in a set time period. Participants can run, row, cycle, walk or even skip their leg of the challenge and you can update supporters with pictures and progress updates on your social media pages.


5. NFL Fundraising Sweepstake

Create your own sweepstake event for the next NFL season. Charge a small fee to anyone who wants to be involved and, once they have handed over their entry money, randomly assign them one of the 32 NFL teams. The person assigned the team that wins the season gets a prize.


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