For the game that’s 10% physical and 90% mental, let Snap! Raise take fundraising off your mind.
Softball is an intensely mental game for athletes and for coaches. It requires a lot of time and energy to build a competitive program. Unfortunately, when wrestling with the administrative challenges of managing a softball team, time can be in short supply. More often than not, so is funding.
Every softball coach knows that the cost to be competitive is high. Whether you’re considering investing in the latest fastpitch bat or scheduling out-of-state tournaments, the expenses can rack up quickly.
When it comes to gear alone, softball players need seemingly dozens of pieces.
Here’s a list of just a few of the most common individual costs:
• Aluminum fastpitch bat: $150 to $400
• Softball glove: $150 to $250
• Softball cleats: $50 to $100
• Batting helmet: $40 to $75
• Batting gloves: $25 to $50
• Catchers gear: $250 to $350 (The catcher's helmet can go for about $90 alone)
• Elbow and shin protector: $50 to $100
Expenses like these, combined with uniforms, warmups, and miscellaneous equipment – not to mention larger team costs like field maintenance and travel – can run each player $4,000 to nearly $10,000 per season at the high school level. For club and softball teams, that number can be even higher.
What’s worse is that softball season overlaps with a very busy time for kids: the end of the school year.
When your student athletes are scrambling to finish up their classes or preparing to graduate, it can be difficult to get them to carve out time in their schedules to fundraise – especially when it feels like everyone else already ran their cookie dough or gift card fundraiser last fall.
Between your career and coaching, finding time to run an effective fundraiser may feel impossible. But it’s hard to win without the resources you need, so fundraising isn’t optional.
Thankfully with the hassle-free Snap! Raise process, fundraising doesn’t have to be a distraction from the game.
Since 2014, Snap! Raise has helped softball teams raise over $11 million – which includes nearly $5 million in 2018 alone. That comes out to over 2,500 teams served, over 59,000 kids supported, and over 211,000 supporters reached through Snap! Raise fundraisers.
"You get a lot out of it for just a little time."
$11 million raised by softball programs since 2014
When coaching a mental game like softball, neither you nor your athletes have the energy to think about fundraising at the end of the day. That’s why in less than an hour of your team’s time, you can launch a fundraiser with Snap! Raise that essentially runs itself.
We know how much time and energy you put into coaching – it's about time you get some of it back.
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