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Old 03-08-2019, 08:29 PM
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I always donate as much as I can to middle class family’s children’s sports fundraisers.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:11 PM
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So it's Sanctioned Begging? OK. Girl Scouts sell cookies, which is a product, for some reason Boy Scouts sell Popcorn, as a 4-her, I sold Christmas wreaths.
And I remember selling Peanut Brittle as a Cub Scout or something...
People got a product, and paid a price. They knew. That's ok by me. The begging is pathetic.
And OP - Proper Preparation prevents Poor Performance - you admit you dropped the ball on funding this thing -
maybe it's SNOWING where you are and GET THOSE boys shoveling to pay their own way!
Wasn't my call on when we got accepted on going, that happened last week. Not going through the process if we weren't accepted.

And it's raining.. been raining for weeks here. We have a tournament tomorrow which may be cancelled like last weekend.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:24 PM
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local church, local market hang signs requesting odd jobs for kids to earn their way to go. I would pay for that. I don't agree with simple handouts. when I played we had to work to pay for everything.
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Old 03-08-2019, 10:36 PM
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Both of my boys did the Cooperstown baseball tournaments. Fundraising is never fun an I feel that all this organized sports is getting out of control. Here’s a couple of ideas though.

1) Run a bracket pool for March madness. You missed the Super Bowl box pool.

2) selling candy as mentioned before

3) car washes

4) if you have a local Applebee’s they’re pretty big on this. They’ll do breakfasts where the kids would serve and the monies would go to the team. If you don’t have an Applebee’s try a local restaurant . A 50/50 raffle works great here.

5) sporting goods stores will sometimes have a day where a portion of the proceeds will be donated to the team.

6) canning and hustling

7) donations from stores creating gift baskets. Raffle them off.

8) 5k raffle. Sell 200 tickets for 50 bucks each. Net 5k for the team. Sounds easy but it’s not. 12 kids so each kid has to find 17 people.

9) golf outing. Lot of work but then you can combine many of the above 50/50, silent auction, selling mulligans etc.

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Old 03-08-2019, 10:50 PM
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How bout they do their own "fundraising" by working jobs for it?
Pretty much my thought - builds character ... why do you think all these young people find socialism so attractive ... all the FREE stuff they got when they were growing up.
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So it's Sanctioned Begging?
Its sanctioned discrimination. Racial and social. Rich white people got butt hurt because poor kids were beating out their own kids. And that's what 'travel leagues' are realty about. F them. We had a choice of paying cash or selling raffle tickets to play. I didn't have the $15 so it was selling raffle tickets door to door for me.
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Old 03-09-2019, 07:24 AM
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This is travel ball, yes they are good with local and extended stay tournaments. His team was voted by Top Gun Baseball as the best 12U team in 2018 for the Carolina's.

He pitches in the low 60's, and a few will throw in the 70's! He pitched a shutout in the champion game at the Shipyard last fall!
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Old 03-09-2019, 09:57 AM
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Glad that stuff is behind me, but it was fun, even as a parent.
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What do the moms look like? Sell nudes?
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