BoosterShot Introduces Unique, New Youth Lacrosse Fundraisers That Communities Enthusiastically Support

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Unique, high-value fundraisers are a perfect fit at a time when participation in youth lacrosse and the cost to run youth lacrosse programs is growing rapidly.

We changed our primary fundraiser from discount cards to BoosterShot and we've raised great money, everyone is happy and BoosterShot managed everything so we could focus on coaching.

With a history that spans centuries, lacrosse is the oldest sport in North America and the fastest growing team sport in the United States. Youth participation in the sport has grown over 77% since 2006 to nearly 400,000 in 2012. No sport has grown faster at the high school level over the last 10 years and there are now an estimated 282,000 high school players. But, with ever increasing costs to run lacrosse programs, a shortage of coaches and a deluge of players, a lack of funding threatens the sport’s growth. While fundraising has always been a part of participation in youth sports programs, the pressure is on to find ways to raise more funds in order to keep kids active. The tough economy has led both local business sponsors and organization supporters to think twice about supporting and spending money on fundraisers they don’t value, which compounds the problem of keeping youth sports programs alive. As traditional fundraisers simply don’t seem to work anymore, BoosterShot has developed unique, high value fundraising programs as a solution.

The BoosterShot Gift-checkbook fundraising program enables youth lacrosse organizations to raise a minimum of $7,500 through sales of a unique, custom to the club checkbook filled with valuable gift-checks from local restaurants and businesses. The Gift-checkbook is comprised of up to 30 same as cash offers (not low value coupons) from local merchants that the club chooses and BoosterShot solicits. Merchants like the targeted advertising with no up front cost or risk. And supporters respond enthusiastically to purchase Gift-checkbooks as they receive a value-laden Gift-checkbook for their money.

For some youth lacrosse organizations, Sports Fantasy Sweepstakes may be the fundraiser of choice. Football, Baseball, Basketball and Hockey Fantasy Sweepstakes combine the best of two worlds: a sweepstakes ticket with cash prizes and a mini-version of the popular Gift-checkbook. Club supporters gain value from this fundraiser and have fun with the sweepstakes. Since there are Fantasy Sweepstakes that cover each of the seasons, teams and booster clubs can sell Football Fantasy in fall, Basketball or Hockey Fantasy in winter and Baseball Fantasy in the spring.    

Fundraising consultants from BoosterShot can help each youth lacrosse organization determine what’s right for their needs and develop a fundraising plan. For a consultation or to request information and samples, contact BoosterShot.

About BoosterShot

BoosterShot is a premier provider of high value, community based fundraising programs for schools, youth sports and non-profit organizations. Every fundraising campaign we produce is unique and tailored to meet the specific needs of the fundraising organization while extending reciprocal support to community merchants. Everyone wins with BoosterShot. For more information, visit the BoosterShot website at

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