Many times the word “fundraising” strikes fear into the hearts of people, as they envision having to go door to door trying to sell products to unwilling buyers. But when it comes to disc golf, using frisbees - or even branded clothing - to try to raise money isn’t as complex as you might think. The basics of hosting a tournament and using products to make a profit can be broken down into just a few simple steps.
How Do I Even Begin?
Let’s say you have your sights set on hosting a small one-day tournament at your local disc golf course. At first glance, it might feel overwhelming to think about, but the first step is to secure your location and check with your PDGA state coordinator if you plan on sanctioning your event.
Once those items are in order, the fun really begins. If you are part of a disc golf club, you might think about using some of your club funds to place an order for custom-stamped discs. These discs can be sold up to and during your event to raise money for course improvements, to donate to a local charity, or to make a contribution to a larger cause that’s close to your heart.
While it’s true that an order of custom-stamped discs might set your club back a few hundred dollars, the amount of profit that can be generated from selling them is exponentially larger than that.
During Your Event
Utilizing the tools available to your club to create a great event through discs and disc golf clothing is even easier with many companies assembling awesome players packs. These items can often be the difference between an amateur player deciding to register for your event or not. Here at DUDE, we’re pretty excited to offer our own players pack options, with super affordable price points that your club will appreciate.
Tournament directors can even opt to have extra items for sale during their tournament in an effort to generate additional revenue. We’ve all been to an event and realized we forgot our water bottle, towel, or maybe didn’t bring an extra shirt for round two. The availability of these products will only work to make your event that much more polished and professional while serving the players in attendance.
It’s Easier Than It Looks
Many of us have been to a local C-tier and thought “wow, these guys know what they’re doing!” but in reality, it’s not as hard to run an event as it seems. Much of it is planning and jumping through hoops with local organizations to make sure your event isn’t interfering with other plans.
Once you’ve run a few local tournaments and have gotten the hang of it, as well as having built up your stock of custom discs and apparel, you’ll find that fundraising with frisbees is one of the most fun and easiest ways to raise money for your disc golf club! If you’re interested in partnering with DUDE to run an event in your town, feel free to submit your information to get started!