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Guide To Collegiate Club Baseball

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Guide To Collegiate Club Baseball
Chapter 6: NCBA Fundraisers and Sponsors
NCBA Fundraisers
Fundrazr
Fundrazr is an online platform where teams can create a profile and raise funds for their team. Teams can create an online Fundrazer for free and start recieveing donations in minutes by connecting with supporters through social media. Teams can set a goal, date and can have all teammates help to fundraise. All teams need is a verified PayPal account to participate.
NCBA Fundraisers
Save an Easy $100
An easy way to save $100 is to pay your dues by December 31st and take advantage of the early payment discount.
Fundraising Ideas and Suggestions
These are fundraising suggestions that have been used and recommended by club baseball teams in previous years. They are not officially endorsed by the NCBA, but they may work for you.

Other ways to make various amounts of money:

• Hoagie Sale
• Golf Outing
• Souvenir Sale

NCBA Ideas and Suggestions
Raffle
There are different types of raffles you can hold and different prizes you can award the winner(s). Some teams may be more successful using items for prizes while other teams may choose a monetary prize. The following are some ideas for raffles:
• If your school has a prominent football or basketball program, raffle off tickets for a ball signed by the team and/or one signed by the coach
• Sell raffle tickets for an electronic device or some sort of service that would appeal to a wide range of people
• Do a large raffle with multiple prizes ranging in value. This type of raffle works especially well if you are able to get local businesses to donate prizes, even small ones, such as gift certificates or free food deals
• Do a “50/50 Raffle” in which the total amount of money made from the ticket sales is divided equally between the team and the winner.


NCBA Ideas and Fundraisers
Raffle Continued.
When doing a raffle, make sure you do the math. Set a number of tickets that each player must sell and have them pay for the tickets in advance. Then, each player must sell the tickets to get their money back. This ensures that your team will not lose money and also motivates players to sell all their tickets.
*You may be required to purchase a “Small Game of Chance License” from the county before holding a raffle. You can usually find information about what this license is and how to obtain one on your county website.

NCBA Ideas and Suggestions
Player Auction
You can run this a couple of different ways, depending on your team and school. You can do a date auction or simply a player auction where you announce what each player will do, such as helping someone move, cleaning a room/apartment, etc). Which type will work best for your team and what services you are willing to provide will depend on your individual team and its members.

Baseball Clinic
Hosting a baseball clinic for young boys in the area can be a great way to reach out to your local community while also making money. You’ll need to find an affordable location, time, enough team members to plan/run it, and enough boys to attend.

NCBA Ideas and Suggestions

Some teams are able to set up a deal with a local establishment to host a “Club Baseball Night.” Basically, you help bring business to the place and they in turn share some of the money they make with you. How you run it will depend on your team, your school, and your community. Talk to the local clubs and restaurants to see what kind of deals they are willing to make.
• Some restaurants will make a specific night “Club Baseball Night,” where you promote the event and encourage people to eat at the restaurant that night and you receive a percentage of the profits.
• Some establishments might be willing to run a special where you can share in the profits made during a certain block of time one night.
• Local businesses are usually interested in helping school organizations because it is mutually beneficial. Designate a day (or days) when team members are divided into groups and assigned businesses to approach and discuss fundraising options with.

Team Night
NCBA Ideas and Suggestion
Donation/Sponsorship Letter
One of the easiest and fastest ways to earn money is a sponsorship or donation letter. There are companies that will create these letters for you, but they usually charge a pretty hefty penny, so most of the time it’s cheaper to create it yourself. You can then have each player send it to 10-15 different family members, friends, local sponsors, old coaches, etc. In the letter, mention that your team would greatly appreciate any donation. Talk about your team and the exciting things you have going on for the upcoming/current season. Including a team picture is always good too; you know how sentimental people can get about pictures. And no donation is ever too small, so you don’t have to set a limit on it if you don’t want to. Have your players over for a team meeting/pizza night and address, stuff, and stamp the envelopes together, so you know it’s getting done.

NCBA Ideas and Suggestions

Getting a local business involved as a sponsor of your team can provide a consistent source of income for your team on a yearly basis. Don’t ask for too much at first. Start out asking for small donations to get your foot in the door and build a relationship that will lead to increased donations over time. Remember, many small checks add up to a lot of money.
You can reward and thank your sponsors by providing them with gifts or special treatment such as a plaque or an honorary jersey for them to display or the opportunity to throw out the first pitch at one of your games. You can also display sponsor names on banners at your field, on team shirts and apparel, or on your team’s website.

Local Sponsors
Fundraising Ideas and Suggestions
Alumni
Your alumni should be an important resource for your team and, in reality, an important part of your team. Alumni are not only good for donations, but they also help to foster a sense of community and tradition within your team. They are also a great way for players to network after college as they look for jobs and internships or even as they try to find friends in a new city.
• Create an alumni list and send out a monthly or bimonthly newsletter with information about the new players, game schedules/results, tournaments, goals, etc. You can send one at the beginning of each semester detailing the outlook of the team and the plans for that semester, then one at the end recapping the season and listing your accomplishments.
Fundraising Ideas and Suggestions
Alumni
• Set up an alumni weekend when former players come back to hang out with the team and play a game against the current team. Now that these former players are out in the real world, they probably have a lot more money to give to the team than they did in college. These guys know how tough it is to run the team and raise money; they want to help. They are much more likely to donate if they feel included as part of the team year round rather than simply a source of money.
• Give incentives for donations. A small donation might get someone a T-shirt while a larger donation will get them a sweatshirt or some sort of gift bag. You can set the levels for each prize as you see fit. Former players want to help their old team and while they may not be rich right out of college, they probably have more money than they did when they were in college, and every little bit helps. Remember, many small checks add up to a lot of money for your team.
• Encourage overachieving alumni to keep the team spirit alive after graduating through group events and activities.

NCBA Sponsors
Rawlings
Rawlings is the official uniform of the NCBA. NCBA member teams will receive 45% off of the catalog price on orders placed from July through November and 35% off the catalog price of orders placed from December through June. These discounts are on jerseys, pants, and all uniform decorations.

Take a look at the vast assortment of Rawlings Uniforms at http://rawlings.com




NCBA Sponsors
Rawlings Continued.
Rawlings is also the Official Baseball of the NCBA. Each member team of the NCBA will receive at least 5 dozen Free Officially Stamped NCBA Rawlings Baseballs. Teams can order additional game balls ($41/dz) or practice balls $25/dz) at discounted prices.

Rawlings is also the Official Performance Apparel and Protective Equipment Supplier of the NCBA. All NCBA Division I Member Teams will receive either any combination of 8 Rawlings Batters/Coaches Helmets, OR a complete set of Rawlings Catchers Gear. All NCBA member teams can receive at least 35% off of the catalog price on protective equipment and performance apparel.

To receive a catalog, ask questions, place an order or receive a quote, please contact the NCBA Rawlings Sponsor Account Manager, Paul Williams at (412) 321-8440 x 111 or email him at Paul.Williams@CollClubSports.com.

NCBA Sponsors
Demarini/Louisville Slugger
DeMarini/Louisville Slugger is the Official Baseball Bat of the NCBA. All NCBA teams will receive two different high end DeMarini/Louisville Slugger BBCOR Certified baseball bats at the beginning of each year.
This sponsorship will also allow the NCBA to continue to host a homerun derby during the NCBA Division I World Series known as the “DeMarini Long Ball Challenge”. The derby will spotlight eight top homerun hitters participating in the NCBA Division I World Series and eight top homerun hitters from NCBA teams that did not qualify for the NCBA Division I World Series. The “DeMarini Long Ball Challenge” will feature new DeMarini bats for the upcoming year and derby winners will receive awards.

NCBA Sponsors
DeMarini/Louisville Slugger Continued.
In addition to the two bats teams receive at the beginning of the year, NCBA teams and players will also be offered exclusive pricing on additional purchases Teams interested in purchasing additional bats will need to contact Joe Shaffer at Joe.Shaffer@CollClubSports.com or at 412-321-8440 x106. For more information on DeMarini and Louisville Slugger bats, check out their website at http://demarini.com. and http://slugger.com/en-us


NCBA Sponsors
The Game Headwear
The Game is the Official Baseball Cap of the NCBA. All teams are required to wear The Game Headware featuring the NCBA logo below.



Teams can contact The Game Sponsor Account Manager, Felicia Battaglia at Felicia.Battaglia@CollClubSports.com or by calling Felicia at 412-321-8440 x 107 to place their order. By placing your order with the NCBA, you can be assured that you are receiving the best prices available. The Game has been making hats for well over 30 years. The partnership with the NCBA allows for maximum customer service and convenience.





NCBA Sponsors
The Game Headwear Continued.
The Game Headwear provides extensive customization of fitted wool, mesh, Flex-Fit, and much more! The NCBA will be able to offer Richardson Caps at a lower price than comparing vendors and is the only cap supplier that is licensed to use the NCBA logo on caps.

To review all of The Game Headware cap lines and to design your perfect cap, visit http://www.thegameheadwear.com/.

NCBA Sponsors
Avis Car Rental
Avis is the preferred rental car supplier of the NCBA. They have mini-vans, SUVs, and 12-passenger vans, all with unlimited miles. They will waive the standard fee charged when renting to someone under 25 for NCBA member teams, fans, and families.

All renters will also receive rental prices exclusive to the NCBA
NCBA Sponsors
Avis Car Rental Continued.
To book a rental car, you can do one of three things:
Call Avis at 1-800-331-1212 to reserve your vehicles. Make sure you mention our corporate code in order to receive the discounts.
Corporate ID: D712300
Go into your local Avis to book in person. Again, mention our corporate ID
D712300
to receive the discounts.
Book via http://avis.com When prompted, plug in our corporate ID
D712300

For more information, contact Alex Kane, at Alex.Kane@CollClubSports.com or 412-321-8440 X 105.

NCBA Sponsors
Motel 6
Motel 6 is the “Official Lodging Partner of the NCBA.” All teams holding membership in the NCBA will receive a minimum discount of 10% on rooms for the duration of the agreement. Motel 6 is a household name, synonymous with quality and value. When Motel 6's inexpensive average daily rate is paired with the NCBA discount, NCBA member teams can save money without compromising quality in lodging. Motel 6 offers thousands of locations, so a Motel 6 is never far away for all road trips. All NCBA teams will be able to book through the Motel 6’s, CollClubSports booking portal to receive their discount.
If you have any questions about this partnership or how to book rooms for your next trip, please contact the NCBA’s Alex Kane at 412-321-8440 x 105 or at Alex.Kane@CollClubSports.com.

NCBA Sponsors
New Balance
New Balance is the official footwear partner of the NCBA. New Balance provides our teams with a wide variety of cleats, turf shoes, and regular sneakers. All NCBA members will save 25% off any purchase of New Balance footwear. To order, visit the official sponsorship page found through the NCBA website, or click the following link: https://www.newbalanceteam.com/team/member/order?orderId=52246


NCBA Sponsors
New Balance Continued.
If you have any questions about this sponsorship or how to order
contact Alex Kane at Alex.Kane@CollClubSports.com or 412-321-8440 X 105
Table of Contents
NCBA FUNDRAISERS...........................................................................3-5
Fundrazr.....................................................................................................3
$100 Dues Discount....................................................................................5
FUNDRAISING IDEAS AND SUGGESTIONS...................................6-14
Raffle.......................................................................................................7-8
Player Auction/Baseball Clinic...................................................................9
Team Night...............................................................................................10
Donation/Sponsorship Letter....................................................................11
Local Sponsors...........................................................................................12
Alumni..................................................................................................13-14
NCBA SPONSORS..............................................................................15-25
Rawlings...............................................................................................15-16
Demarini/Louisville Slugger................................................................17-18
The Game Headwear...........................................................................19-20
Avis Rental Car....................................................................................21-22
Motel 6......................................................................................................23
New Balance........................................................................................24-25
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