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Putting a Unique and Exciting Twist on Fundraising!
By: Michele Hannemann

Does your school need to add a little excitement to its fundraising?

The staff at Immaculate Conception School (ICS) in North Little Rock, Arkansas, are beyond excited about their fundraising results over the past two years since they began using CharityMania's FootballMania fundraiser.

"For 25 years, CharityMania's mission has been to help organizations raise money and build community involvement," says Neil Quinn, president and founder of CharityMania Fundraisers.  "We do this by providing inexpensive, easy-to-manage fundraisers that are fun to play."

ICS was introduced to FootballMania at the National Catholic Education Association (NCEA) show in San Diego. 

"Our school is about to begin a large building update estimated to cost about $100K," says ICS fundraising chair Michelle Koch. "While at the show, we needed to find a unique fundraiser with a large profit potential in the $15K-$20K range. The typical product sales-based fundraisers were too small, usually delivering only $2K-$3K profit."

They found their fundraising solution with CharityMania's FootballMania fundraiser, a sweepstakes fundraiser based on professional football. Organizations sell FootballMania tickets (typically for $20) and keep 70% profit. Ticketholders receive a great collection of digital music and are also entered into a sweepstakes where they can win thousands in cash prizes based on the results of the sports teams pre-printed on their sweepstakes game cards.

"A huge selling point for us is that our school keeps 70% profit with every FootballMania ticket sale. Most fundraisers only offer about 46%-52% profit return," says Koch. 

In the past two years, ICS has raised over $35,000 profit with the FootballMania fundraiser.  Koch shared, "This fundraiser is like picking money up off the floor! The fundraiser does not require a lot of man hours, and with the online tools that CharityMania provides, our families can easily explain the fundraiser, and get potential donors excited to purchase a ticket to play along."

One ICS FootballMania ticket seller indicated, "The tickets are easy to sell to both the football fanatic and the casual fan because each can play along and win prize money!" 

Furthermore, one of ICS's winning card holders said, "I can't believe I won $400!  This was such a unique and fun way to support the school.  We had a blast playing along each week by tracking the scores of our teams on the CharityMania website and the music downloads were enjoyable too!"

Immaculate Conception School looks forward to using CharityMania's FootballMania fundraiser again this year and anticipates starting their building project in the summer of 2019.

For 25 years, CharityMania has helped all types of organizations raise between $500 and $50,000 by offering unique and profitable fundraisers based on the excitement of professional and college sports, www.charitymania.com/csp.

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