Fundraising Ideas for Cheerleading Squads

Cheerleading is a very popular school team sport. The cheerleading squad's uniforms are important since that is how the squad is identified. They cheer wearing the school’s colors and typically an image of the school’s mascot. Having great cheerleading uniforms is not only important for the team, it is important for school spirit overall.

Here are a few fundraising ideas for cheerleading squads to help in paying for their uniforms:

The best way to raise funds for is to create a fundraiser that centers what the squad does best: cheering for the school’s team! A great idea is to have them sell “team spirit” items that fans love such as baseball caps or t-shirts with the school’s team and mascot on them.

They can sell spirit sticks or mascot items as well. The squad can sell these items before and/or after the game. Selling them before the school’s games is great because attendees can wear the items to show their support of the team.

Your squad can sell other items that may be appropriate to your state or region or even the season of the year. Why not sell mini pumpkins during a sporting event held during the weeks near Halloween? Or pies that are delivered the week before during Thanksgiving?

Your state or region may be known for a specialty food or item, and it might be a great way to show pride to have the cheerleaders sell this item. Apples are very well-known for New York State and cheerleaders could sell apples, or even caramel apples at a booth.

Another spirit idea is to sell an item that is somehow related to your school mascot. If your mascot is the tiger, the cheerleaders could sell stuffed animal tigers. You can see that there are many ideas that can come to you if you just start to “brainstorm” the idea. If a booth is manned with parents while the cheerleaders are on the field performing, you are certain to make additional sales.

Many school sports have a homecoming game. Many alumni return to the school for this special night, and the school elects the homecoming king and queen. Your cheerleading squad can hold special events and sales for the homecoming day or week. For example you could raffle off the honor of riding in the car in the parade with the homecoming queen or in one of the other cars. Another great idea would be special t-shirts just for homecoming. These can be sold to students, parents and alums.

It won’t be long before your team has reached its goal with these terrific ideas. Any one of these ideas will have your team spelling S-U-C-C-E-S-S for the squad very quickly!

Jennifer Lawton searches for fun and creative fundraisers for schools, sports teams, and other groups. She is a frequent writer for a site that provides a free service that matches school groups including cheerleading squads with the best fundraisers available.