Athletic events of all kinds can be a great way to raise money for childhood cancer while bringing your school community together. You can add purpose and meaning to an annual basketball tournament or your school’s end of year Field Day by making it a benefit for Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.
You may want to tweak an existing event or start a new athletic tradition, like a kickball game tournament or Fun Run. You can raise money by charging an entry fee or by having participants gather pledges for every lap they walk/run or goal they score. Make it even more fun by awarding prizes to the winners and/or biggest fundraisers. You could even cap off your event by holding a lemonade stand for thirsty spectators!
Athletic fundraisers can be big or small, but they promote healthy exercise, team spirit and fun while raising money for childhood cancer research.
Get some inspiration and ideas below on athletic events that other schools are having:
An annual rivalry between two Pennsylvania middle schools – Haverford and Paxon Hollow. It has grown into an event that involves basketball games, a wrestling meet, carnival games, food, raffles and tons of school spirit and funds raised for ALSF.