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How One Team Fundraised $16k in 30 days

How One Team Fundraised $16k in 30 days

Summit Bound: How one team raised $16k in under 30 days

For the first time, a Jr. Level 1 team received a bid to compete in the International division at the Summit Championships, where they will have a chance to bring home a world title. However, in order to get there, they needed to raise funds to cover the competition fees and travel. Getting twenty kids to Disneyworld is no easy feat, but with CrowdRazr, they were able to fundraise over $16k in under 30 days, easily covering the cost of competing for the entire team.
Read below as the team mom of this team shares why she chose CrowdRazr and how it helped secure her team’s spot competing at Summit.

When it was first announced that our team had won a bid to the Summit Championships, the “Super Bowl” of cheerleading, the athletes on the team were ecstatic, and the parents on the team all had the same question: how are we going to pay for this? Our team’s group chat was immediately bombarded with questions about travel expenses, competition fees, transportation costs, and all the other expenses that would come with traveling across the country with a team of athletes. We knew our parents would never turn down a bid and a chance to bring home a world title, but we also knew that for many families on the team, this would be an extra expense that was not budgeted for. We had to find a way to get the costs covered, and we knew we had to do it relatively quickly, since many of the fees are due upfront.

Many teams at the gym had tried running traditional fundraisers selling various products, but this type of fundraising requires countless hours to plan, sell, track, and distribute. The other teams also reported limited success, only raising a few hundred dollars to be divided amongst all the athletes on the team. I remembered back to when my daughter had to sell magazines for school, and many of my friends and family members were happy to support her, but asked if they could just give her a donation instead. I knew there had to be a way to capitalize on this, by reaching out to the people who know the athletes on our team, who know how hard they worked to get this bid, and who were willing to support their passionate pursuit of a cheerleading title.

Enter Crowdrazr. A member of our team came across a post on the Cheerlife app that introduced us to this crowdfunding solution for athletic teams. Crowdrazr provided the online platform for our fundraiser, and in one hour on a Saturday, we made a short video of the team at practice, uploaded a cute photo of the team, and wrote our story so that visitors to our fundraiser would be able to know why their donations were needed. The team shared our page with family and friends, and within minutes of our fundraiser going live, we were watching donations roll in. In the first 24 hours, we had raised over $1500.

This success sparked momentum among the families and athletes on the team. We had done minimal work, but we were watching donations increase daily, all because Crowdrazr helped us connect our goal with the people who wanted to make sure we achieved it. With a few easy extra steps, like sharing on Facebook and other social media sites, the team was able to make every dollar that was needed for competition fees.
Without Crowdrazr, many of our families would have struggled to get their athletes to the competition, and we weren’t about to let finances get in the way of these athletes living their dream. I truly hope that every team who needs help getting to Summit can utilize this fundraising site. And for any team competing in Junior level one, I hope you’re ready, because now that we don’t have to waist time with other fundraisers, we have more time to train.

This success sparked momentum among the families and athletes on the team. We had done minimal work, but we were watching donations increase daily, all because Crowdrazr helped us connect our goal with the people who wanted to make sure we achieved it. With a few easy extra steps, like sharing on Facebook and other social media sites, the team was able to make every dollar that was needed for competition fees.
Without Crowdrazr, many of our families would have struggled to get their athletes to the competition, and we weren’t about to let finances get in the way of these athletes living their dream. I truly hope that every team who needs help getting to Summit can utilize this fundraising site. And for any team competing in Junior level one, I hope you’re ready, because now that we don’t have to waist time with other fundraisers, we have more time to train.

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