You can use the amazing technology available on all internet devices to increase your school’s online presence. While it is great to have a facebook page or twitter account for keeping up with game stats and posting videos after the game, there’s a way to increase your team’s presence online while making extra money.
Recently, I was stunned at the amount of financial support that booster clubs give to schools for equipment and facilities. The booster clubs are essential to each team’s support system. They provide everything from commercial lawn mowers and scoreboards. One club raised more than $15,000.00 to support the maintenance of the soccer live score field and the general upkeep of the stadium for a three-month season.
Without them, where would a typical school be financially? They don’t have enough money to pay for concessions and tickets for sporting events. It is difficult to get support for a team. It is costly to just light the field for night games.
You may be wondering, “Where is the money?” Although there is no single solution to the problem, we do have an idea that can help schools get and keep a steady revenue stream. It does not require volunteers to be involved in events that are time-consuming and takes a lot of effort. While bake sales, auctions, and paid-plate dinners can all generate revenue, many times the net revenue is very small. Therefore, you need to have other events that raise funds. Most programs can be saved by a wealthy donor.
This idea is a great way to raise funds with less effort and more money. Find two volunteers who are passionate about the game. Give them a headset and microphone. Also, get an internet connection. They can broadcast the play-by–play game online and call it live. Any internet-connected device can listen to the play-by-play game for free. A simple 1-page form is all that’s required to sign up local businesses for a season. They pay $500.00 per season to advertise on the channel. You keep all advertising dollars. It costs only $20.00 per game and is compatible with iPhones, Android phones and iPads. You can listen live from any part of the world using other internet devices, such as iPads and Android phones. It’s great for Grandparents, Alumni, and distant relatives, but most importantly, it is great to hear from Military personnel deployed with a child who is in the game.
This is the best way to broadcast live information about your school or team. You can also broadcast other events such as band meets, glee club, graduations, and so on.
You will be able to raise more money for your program if you do this.