Feb 23, 2013, 2:34 pm
Most parents hate sending their kids door to door peddling unwanted products like coffee or candy—especially when the product marketers generally end up with half or more of the proceeds. That’s why our Lassiter Tennis Booster Club (LTBC) board has decided to partner with an organization called “OurFund” that helps groups like ours meet fundraising goals.
OurFund’s approach involves no selling. It doesn’t require us to keep track of inventory, collect money or meet quotas. Perhaps most importantly, OurFund transfers 80% of campaign proceeds to the participating club
In turn, we have decided to rebate 25% of the funds raised by a participating family through OurFund to that family (assuming the family’s dues are fully paid).
The idea behind OurFund is simple: let your friends, neighbors and loved ones know about the lack of school or county funding for tennis at Lassiter and ask them to donate. Tapping into the network of each team member’s family has helped hundreds of groups like ours raise thousands of dollars in a matter of weeks, 10 to 20 dollars at a time.
Current LTBC Vice President Connie Littke-Smith is coordinating with varsity coaches Lisa Chase and Wylie Brown to kick off the OurFund campaign for our booster club. (Thank you, Connie!) Please look for an email from them soon.
In the meantime we look forward to seeing you at the courts!