School Athletic Departments Have New, Profitable Fundraising Opportunity - the Hacker’s Guide

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The Hacker's Guide school fundraising program is a simple one that can reap large returns to a school. An athletic department will buy the books at $10 each and have the athletes sell the Hacker’s Guide at $20, resulting in a $10 profit on each book sold. That's a 50% profit to the school. It's like the Happenings Book on steroids.

2010 Hacker's Guide to Minnesota & Western Wisconsin

“If just 30 athletes sell 10 books each, the school will net $3,000. A 50% return directly to the school is like the Happenings Guide on steroids."

It is no secret that school districts throughout Minnesota have to tighten their belts. In many cases athletic programs are being eliminated, trimmed or the sports are being required to be more self sufficient. Hacker’s Guide, a book that has rated every public 18-hole golf courses throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin, has unveiled a new fundraising program specifically designed for high school golf teams, athletic departments and activity directors.

The fundraising program from Hacker’s Guide, which provides “real ratings by real people,” is a simple one that can reap large returns. The athletic department will buy the books at $10 each and have the athletes sell the Hacker’s Guide at $20, resulting in a $10 profit on each book sold.

“This is a program that can really help athletic departments raise much needed funds,” said Hacker’s Guide publisher and owner Bruce Stasch. “Consider this, if just 30 athletes sell 10 books each, the school will net $3,000. If more students are involved in this fundraising activity and 500 books are sold the return is $5,000. A 50% return directly to the school is like the Happenings Guide on steroids.”

School districts have the option of purchasing either the Hacker’s Guide to Twin Cities Golf Courses for $14.95 or the Hacker’s Guide to Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Golf Courses edition for $19.95. Regardless of where the school district is located, the Hacker’s Guide has a book for them.

Schools will need to make an initial order of just 25 copies of the book to take part in the program. District athletic directors, activity directors and golf coaches will all be contacted to gauge their interest in taking part in this program. Aside from the initial 25 books, there are no purchase commitments required by the districts. Delivery can be in just a few days and orders can be taken online at http://www.hackerscentralonline.com or by phone at 877-939-0458. Additional information about the program can be reviewed at: http://www.hackerscentralonline.com/wholesale.

“We are excited about the launch of our fundraising program. A golf rating guide like ours is a perfect gift for a golfer and a perfect way to raise much needed funds for schools,” said Stasch.

About the Hacker’s Guide
Hacker’s GuideTM is the first complete state-by-state golf course rating system since the United States Golf Association established par and slope ratings. Starting with the Twin Cities Metro area as a test market, Hacker’s Guide is being rolled out to eventually include a review of the close to 9,000 public 18-hole golf courses nationwide.

Hacker’s Guide to Minnesota and Western Wisconsin Golf Courses ($19.95) and the Hacker’s Guide to Twin Cities Golf Courses ($14.95) can be found at major retailers like Barnes & Noble, Borders, Nevada Bob’s, Play It Again Sports, Golf Galaxy, Golf USA, Holiday Station stores, Love from Minnesota, online at Amazon.com, more than 50 area golf courses or at and http://www.hackerscentralonline.com.

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