What do you do when you win your local dance competition and are heading to Nashville, Tennessee, this spring? You should try some of these roller skating fundraising ideas, of course!
We hope these fundraising ideas from Indiana will be helpful to you. In this case study, we see how a dance teacher’s love for her students moved her to raise the money they needed. You will love this roller skate fundraiser idea. Feel free to use these lessons to help your team, club or nonprofit kids group. Then combine them with these awesome fundraiser ideas for students.
How to use Roller-skating fundraisers to raise money
The dance studio owner made a deal to hold a fundraiser with Roller City, a roller-skating rink at 6445 W. Washington St.
How can you make money roller skating?
- First of all, did you know that you can reserve many roller skating rinks for a party?
- Make a deal to get a percentage of all door sales.Or you can bulk buy tickets in advance and then sell your own tickets at a premium price.
- Make a deal to get a percentage of sales at the concession stands. As an alternative, see if they will let you set up your own snack stand where you sell things like chips, drinks, and cool roller skating stuff like shirts or stickers.
- Print lots of fliers that go on about the party.
- Talk to local businesses and ask if you can post fliers in their windows.
- Post your dance fundraiser on Facebook, Instagram etc.
- Enlist all of your dancers to get the word out to their friends and family
- Talk to local businesses and ask if they would like to donate merchandise or a service for you to use as a door prize. If you have multiple prizes, then you could sell raffle tickets or hold a silent auction.
- Make Youtube fundraising videos talking about how much fun you will have at your skating party. Post these on Facebook for your fans to see.
- At your skating party take videos and post them up on YouTube and Facebook. This will tell everyone how much fun you had. You can also use these videos NEXT year when you hold another dance fundraiser.
Here is the story behind these case study from Indiana
Getting from Indianapolis to Tennessee is a long trip. It will take money to pay for transportation, a hotel, and the uniforms.
Where will this money come from?
Every student is not only working hard to win first place at the competition… BUT they are also working hard to raise money by fundraising.
Ladena Webb, is the owner of the dance studio and teaches different styles of dance from hip hop to majorette to ballet and praise dance. Today, she is the teacher and mentor to about 125 young people. She takes this role seriously.
For example, she says, “I’m at the school calling them, popping up at their houses; you know, ‘hey, we can’t do that. This is the right way to go.’ They all really turn around and they can’t dance with bad grades; I don’t let them dance,” she said.”
How do the kids feel about dancing?
She continues, “They say when they come to the studio it’s just like a way to give them peace. It’s like a happy place for them; you know, a place to just be themselves,” she said.
One student, Imani Person says, “It helps me. It’s a way that I can express myself even in my down times, my happy times,” Person said. “It’s just a way to let go and be myself.”
Now you can see why the dance students are willing to work so hard to raise this money.
Here are some more stratgies to try
To make more money for your roller rink fundraiser, you can try these additional tips:
- Find Sponsors: Look for local businesses or people who can give money to support your event. In return, you can show their names on signs and shirts.
- Win Prizes: Collect things from local stores and make a game where people can win cool prizes by buying tickets.
- Make and Sell T-Shirts: Create special shirts for your event and sell them. People like to have a shirt to remember the fun day.
- Take Pictures: Have someone take pictures of the event, and people can buy them. You can also set up a place for fun photos with props.
- Skating Competitions: Have contests like races or dance-offs. People pay a bit to join, and the winners get prizes.
- Rent Skates: If you have roller skates to rent, people can pay to use them if they don’t have their own.
- Teams from Companies: Ask businesses to make teams and compete. They pay to join, and the best team can win a prize.
- Special VIP Tickets: Offer some tickets that cost more but come with special stuff like better seats or a cool lounge.
- Online Donations: Use the internet to ask for money. People can give online even if they can’t come to the event.
- Charge for Watching: If lots of people come to watch, you can ask them to pay a little fee.
- Live Music: Get a band or DJ to play music at the event, and people can pay to get in.
- Skate for a Good Cause: Make it a challenge where people get sponsors to give money for each lap they skate.
- Sell Stuff: Create and sell things like water bottles, wristbands, or bags with the event’s name on them.
Don’t forget to tell everyone about your fundraiser using social media and local news. You can also ask for help from volunteers to make things easier and make more money for your cause.
If there is anything we can do to help you, then please reach out to us. We love helping all kinds of school teams hold successful fundraisers.
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