Are you a lacrosse team that needs new sports team fundraising ideas? Need new lacrosse equipment or gear to keep up with your rivals? We know funding sports can get expensive so here’s a team fundraiser option that will help you raise money in an easy and effective way in just a few easy steps.
Piggybackr.com is a crowdfunding website for teams of all ages and experience levels. We’re the only fundraising tool that is instructional and safe for users of all ages. Set up an online fundraiser, raise money for your cause, and collect donations all in less than 5 minutes. Sign up for free.
I. What do lacrosse teams need to fundraise for?
We’ve seen lacrosse teams fundraise for a variety of things, here are some of the most common items:
- Shoulder and arm pads
- Practice equipment
- Field rental or maintenance
- Tournament fees
- Program operation
II. Examples of lacrosse teams on Piggybackr
Here are some great lacrosse teams and other sports team fundraisers who have successfully raised money online:
Granite Bay Lacrosse
Organized by Granite Bay Lacrosse
Organized by oaklandtechlacrosse
The Oakland Tech Lacrosse Club at Oakland Tech High School has three teams–Boys JV, Boys Varsity, and Girls. We are in our fourth year and are growing and getting stronger with each year. We have amazing teams that are diverse, welcome players of all experience levels, and strive to respect the game and players from all teams.
Help Us Serve Costa Rica, SixFiftyLacrosse Costa Rica Service Trip
Organized by Matt Bond
SixFifty Lacrosse is a Bay Area company dedicated to developing youth athletes and providing life-changing opportunities to give back to local communities.
Santa Clara, CA
Oakland Strokes 2014
Organized by oaklandstrokes
Established in 1974, the Oakland Strokes rowing club welcomes middle and hs students from across the Bay Area to offer youth rowing on the Oakland Estuary. Nationally recognized college coaches seek our rowers based on the strength of our community and our passion for instilling the best values of rowing. Yes, we make boats go fast, but our larger goal is to build character and commitment in the young men and women of Oakland Strokes.
Green and Orange Incorporated
Organized by Bryan Hardie
We are the official booster organization for Riverside Poly High Football. Our sole mission is to support the student athletes in the football program. We are a 501c3 non-profit organization with an all-volunteer staff. Every dollar we raise goes toward promoting Poly Football and keeping our youth fit and focused. Each year we must raise approximately $100,000 to support this goal. This includes meals for the team, purchasing new uniforms as needed, replacing worn-out equipment, etc. Poly football is not supported by taxpayer dollars to the extent that we support the program. Your help is vital to the continued success of the team and students.
III. How to run a online lacrosse fundraiser
Assign a leader -
Every sports team fundraiser needs a leader to run it. It can either be a coach, a team captain, a parent, or anyone who can watch over the fundraiser and make sure everyone is doing their part.
On Piggybackr, we’ve made lacrosse fundraising easy for team leaders to keep track of their members. See who has been putting the most effort in their fundraisers and who needs a reminder to get started.
Create the team page -
Have the team leader create an online fundraising page and fill out information about the team, what you’re fundraising for, and why donors should give. Personalize your team page by uploading a picture and a video (if you have one) and show your potential donors what they are donating for.
Invite your team -
Have the rest of your team come on and fundraise with you. The more people you have, the more donors you will be able to reach. If your team works as hard for the fundraiser as they do on the field, you’ll raise enough money for your new lacrosse sticks in no time.
Promote your page -
No one is going to know about your lacrosse fundraiser unless you tell them. Let all your friends, family, and community know what you and your team are fundraising for. We recommend each team member to send 30-40 emails and post on social media.
Keep your donors up to date -
Remind your potential donors how much time is left for them to donate to your fundraiser if time is running out. Let everyone who donated know how your game went or how great your new equipment is after the fundraiser is over and. Your supporters are your biggest fans, and they want to know great news about how your team is doing.
On Piggybackr, we have a tool that makes updating your donors a breeze. Easily send an update to your team members, donors, potential donors, or all of them with just a click of a button.
IV. Tips on running an online fundraiser
Get everyone involved -
Your team fundraiser is more effective when you get the whole team involved. Get all of your players, coaches, and parents to be part of the fundraiser so you can reach more supporters. If you have everyone working together towards one goal, you’ll be able to reach it in no time. We make it easy to invite your entire team with the click of a button.
Send emails -
Think of it as a 21st century letter writing campaign. Have everyone on your team send emails to all their potential donors. We recommend each person send at least 30-40 emails to promote the fundraiser. The more emails your team sends, the more money they will raise for a new lacrosse field. You can use our built-in sports fundraising letter template or write your own.
Ask for sponsorships -
Go to local businesses in your neighborhood or email them and ask them to sponsor your lacrosse team. There are some businesses that would be happy to donate to a local sports team. Need help asking for sponsorships? Read this article on how to get sponsorships for your team or use this sports sponsorship template to help you reach out to your local businesses.
Keep your team motivated -
Have small prizes for a couple of top players that raised the most money or put the most effort into the fundraiser. This will keep them motivated to work hard to reach the team’s goal. Give them prizes that won’t cost anything like letting them start in the next game or a team pizza party when the fundraiser is over.
Show your appreciation -
Although you are not selling anything on an online fundraiser, it’s still nice to show your appreciation to your donors by giving them a small gift. This small gift should cost you little to nothing so you’ll still be able to keep more of what you raise.
On Piggybackr, you can easily list what sponsorship perks donors get when they donate. You can choose gifts like a thank you card or a team autographed picture that will make donors feel special and appreciated.
V. Successful lacrosse case studies
Oakland Tech High School Lacrosse
Oakland Tech High School recently added lacrosse to the school’s athletics and were on their fourth year of the program. Since the club does not receive any funding from the school district, all the money for the program comes from the team.
Oakland Tech Lacrosse had to fundraise for new equipment, field costs, NCJLA (Northern California Junior Lacrosse Association) fees, referee fees, and player scholarships.
Each team had their own fundraising page and was able to raise more than $6,400 total with 35 team members in just 4 weeks and came back the following year to continue fundraising.
Granite Bay High School Lacrosse
Granite Bay High School varsity and junior varsity lacrosse teams needed to fundraise for their upcoming season and kick-off Wall-Ball-a-Thon. Their Wall-Ball-a-Thon is a very important event for the team since they learn many work-out and stick skills from it.
Since most of the money for the program comes from the team, they were looking for some effective lacrosse fundraising ideas, and were greatly successful with Piggybackr. Since upgrading to the Piggybackr Plus Account, they were able to raise in total more than $14,800 in just 3 weeks with 50 players for the junior varsity and varsity team.
VI. What makes Piggybackr perfect for lacrosse teams
Piggybackr is optimized for teams -
You work as a team on the field so why not work as a team when fundraising? Piggybackr lets your whole team fundraise together. Just upload their emails and send them an invite with just a click on a button. Each player can make their own page and customize it to fit their personality.
Easily send emails -
Your team can send their 30-40 emails in just a few minutes so they’ll have more time to practice for their next game. Just upload your contacts onto Piggybackr’s built in emailing tool, use the template provided or create your own team sponsorship letter, and click send. In just a couple of minutes, your friends, family, and community will know about your fundraiser.
Keep track of your team -
You will be able to see how everyone on your team is doing. Track how much effort they have put in their fundraiser, how many emails they’ve sent, and how much they’ve raised. If one of your players aren’t sending their emails, send them a message right on your page, reminding them to promote the fundraiser.
Team notifications -
We’ll remind you to post an update and poke your team members if they haven’t sent out emails. With our built in notification system, we’ll let you know when to send your mid-fundraiser update and who on your team haven’t sent theirs yet so you can spend more time focusing at practice.