How to put the FUN into Fundraising

Whether you’re a seasoned planner for a big NPO or just a local youth sports team coach, chances are you need to raise money. With trillion dollar deficits and government spending cut backs, some of the most influential programs and organizations for health, youth, environmental and educational work have seen their funding limited recently. School sports and music programs are either underfunded or have been eliminated completely. While some of the biggest health causes must rely more on private funding versus government assistance. This has increasingly come at the cost of our future generations. Sports and music programs in particular have continued to show huge benefits for our youth. They are linked to improved learning, language development, higher IQ, improved social skills, greater self esteem and confidence. Yet we continue to neglect these benefits when we under fund or eliminate these programs.

If you’re a mom or dad, I’m sure you’re familiar with signing your kid up for a sports team only to learn that you must pay additional for their uniforms and travel. Most teams and schools have elected to utilize fundraising to supplement the lost funding for these programs. However even the most seasoned pros in the fundraising game are stuck with the same tired and boring methods. The walk-a-thon, the bake sale, the door-to-door sale of candy bars. These are all great ideas, but once people have attended or supported one or two, they associate the past effort with all other similar events in the future. So if you’re contemplating another fundraiser, try these new and fun ideas instead. Your guests will thank you for not having to sit through another bingo night or designer bag raffle. And you’ll reap the benefit of excited and engaged supporters.

Keep it Fun and Exciting

Although the above mentioned fundraising activities can be successful, to get the best turnout and the most motivated supporters try an activity that is new, different and exciting. By making it fun, the whole day will seem less like a chore and more like a rewarding and fulfilling experience. When supporters feel like they are part of something great, they’ll buy in to your message and open their wallets. Go kart racing nights are fun for all and easy to plan. Guest attend your designated event day and race, eat, and play arcade games and pool with friends, family and other supporters of your cause. You’ll receive a portion of the proceeds as well as fantastic memories. Other outside-the-box alternatives include roller skating nights, bowling and jump parks. All of these activities are group oriented and active which will keep people engaged. Fast equals fun

Get Everyone Involved

Young, old and in between, To have a successful turnout, you’ll need the support of everyone in your circle. In order to entice the best crowd, pick an event that is fun for all ages. Some activities including beef and beers, walk-a-thons and designer bag bingo mostly cater to adults. By eliminating your guest’s kids from the event, the logistics of attending become more difficult. Donating time and money can be one thing, but shelling out an extra $75 for a sitter can be asking too much. Additionally, some events can cater to just kids. Craft based fun and door-to-door candy sales are great for the eager youth, but most adults will sit on the sidelines. By choosing an activity that all can enjoy, you’ll maximize your turnout and your dollars raised. fundraiser event supporters



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Go-Kart Racing Like a Champ… an 8 Time NHRA Champ!

Speed Raceway Cinnaminson, one of the east coast’s largest indoor, electric go kart racing facilities located in South Jersey had a special visitor this past Friday night. Eight-time NHRA Champion and Top Fuel drag racer Tony Schumacher came by to sign autographs, take pictures with guests and race against a few lucky fans. The event was sponsored by the U.S. Army Recruiting Center in Cherry Hill, NJ and two great local radio stations.

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A Few Reasons Go Kart Racing is Better than Family Fun Centers

Finding something to do that the whole family will enjoy is a tall order, there’s no doubt about that. This is especially true for families with younger kids and teenagers. A family fun center might come to mind as a good place to entertain them all, but don’t rush in. At an indoor go kart racing track, every member of the family age 6 and up can have a great time every time you go. Here are five reasons indoor go kart racing is better than family fun centers.


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Are You Making These 4 Go Kart Racing Mistakes?

Having a good time on the go-karting track is all well and good. But sometimes you want your good time to include beating other drivers or beating your old race times. Read below to find out if you are making these 4 common go kart racing mistakes?


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7 Outside the Box Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

During the most romantic time of the year, show your Valentine that you truly care about them. Rather than just dropping money on an expensive gift or fancy dinner, make a memory that will last forever. Try out one of these 7 outside-the-box Valentine’s Day date ideas for a one-of-a-kind date. Continue reading

Go Kart Racing With Hi-torque Electric Power

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It is your night. This is your bachelor party, and the night intended to sow all of your wild oats with your friends before getting married. You might have a night planned of bar hopping and some other less talked about activities. However, you should start your evening off at Speed Raceway. There are few reasons why all bachelor parties should start with indoor go kart racing, including: Continue reading

7 Things You Wouldn’t Expect People To Do On Halloween

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Why Go Kart Racing Is Cool Again

In 1959, the first American go kart engine was created, bringing forth an open-wheel Motorsport to raceway circuits. Today, go karts continue to be reinvented, creating quicker and more eco-friendly methods to racing. Explore the resurgance of a classic activity, go kart racing.

The old-time sport continues to evolve, with Speed Raceway remaining a front runner on the East Coast. While their karts are clean and green, free of gasoline, acceleration doesn’t suffer from the eco-friendly change. The OTL Storm Karts carry drivers through the straight-aways and tight bends at heightened acceleration speeds. Continue reading