Tapping into Sporting Events

  • January 28, 2011

Tapping into Sporting Events

Quota clubs located in cities with professional sports teams can boost service impact at the arena. Check out these ideas from clubs in the U.S.A.

Mississippi Gulf Coast Quota members collected food for the needy during local pro hockey games. “Fans with Cans” allowed Mississippi Sea Wolves supporters to donate non-perishable items as they entered the coliseum. The added bonus was publicity by the Sea Wolves organization through advertising and prize packages. “Each donated canned good was exchanged for a ticket for the drawing that day. Needless to say, we had a LOT of repeat business by season ticket holders!” says 2002-2003 club president Paula April.

The club happily turned over collected items each week to two local food pantries.

Princeton, West Virginia, Quota members teamed up with a local baseball farm club to raise money for the local baseball association, which bolsters the local economy. Since the Devil Rays franchise team arrived in Princeton in 1986, Quota members have volunteered to staff souvenir stands for all home games from June to August. The effort keeps local residents working and lets the community know about Quota.

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