Mini-Putt Fundraiser
Mini-Putt Fundraiser

Fundraising: Mini-Putt/Nerf Hoops Fundraiser

Dick Moss, Editor

Here's a raffle fundraiser with a twist. It increases interest in the raffle by requiring participants to successfully complete a sports skill in order to have their name entered for the draw.

Solicit or purchase a prize from a local business. Even if nobody is willing to donate a prize outright, many will be happy to sell one at cost.

The prize should be worth over $100 and be appealing to your audience. For elementary and high school students, this might include portable stereos, video games, gift certificates at movie theaters, clothing stores etc.

Set up a contest site in your cafeteria or other high-traffic area. A mini-putt can be set up using a portable putting hole and outdoor carpeting. Or a free-throw contest could use a Nerf hoop and ball. Nerf darts or arrows are popular. Of course, publicize your sponsor at the site.

Making Money
Sell tickets at three tries for a dollar. Any student who is successful at sinking a putt, hitting the target or making a hoop gets their name placed in the draw box. The more successful attempts a student makes, the more chances they have to win.

After a period of time (i.e. two weeks to a month), make your draw and announce the prize winner.

1. John Mutz, Katherine Murray,  Fundraising for Dummies, 3rd, Edition, For Dummies, 2010.
2. William F. Stier, Jr. (EdD), More Fantastic Fundraisers for Sport and Recreation, Human Kinetics Publishers, 1997.

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