Unique Skeet Shoot Fundraiser

Using a skeet shoot fundraiser to raise money is a unique fundraising idea that has a wider appeal then you might think. While many people have never fired a shotgun, that doesn’t mean that they wouldn’t want to give it a try, particularly if its a fun event for a good cause.

Skeet Shoot Fundraiser

So, step one is to make your skeet shoot fundraiser a smashing success by making it a family-style fun day with loads of activities, food and music. Instead of just trying to appeal only to those who want to shoot, you want your event to be so much fun that everyone in the family will want to come along.

For young children, think pony rides, face painting, bubble blowing contests, temporary tattoos and simple competitions to win small prizes. The happier the little kids are, the happier their moms will be and the longer they will stay.

For teens and tweens, have gun safety classes and shooting lessons available for reasonable prices. Learning the basics is a good way to get them involved without fearing that they will fail to hit the clay targets when everyone is watching them. If they then want to shoot a flight of sporting clays in a competitive round, they will be a whole lot more confident and more likely to enjoy themselves.

The real experienced shooters should be divided into the appropriate categories and compete for prizes against those with similar skill levels. The whole point is to have fun because there can be only one grand champion and you don’t want everyone else to be a loser.

So, keep the skeet shooting competition fun and try to get as many people trying out their skills as possible.

As always with any fundraising event, you maximize your turnout by getting as much media coverage as possible and making it easy to buy advance tickets at multiple locations, by mail or with an online order form.

To maximize your revenue, you’ll want to raise funds in as many different ways as possible. Obviously, there are ticket sales and markups on the costs of shooting each flight of sporting clays. You also have the markup on food and refreshments – the more creative and tasty they are, the more you’ll make there.

Raffles and silent auctions are always big moneymakers. Raffles can be as simple as awarding door prizes to ticket holders or they can be standalone raffles provided your event has a large enough crowd.

Silent auctions of donated goods and services work best when those items are attractively displayed near a central gathering point. Think outside the box and get a variety of things to auction off besides those that are gun related. Gift certificates for spa visits or a weekend at a bed & breakfast always draw lots of bids.

Provide a list of the silent auction items at the registration desk to each person that attends. Encourage bidding on their favorite items by reminding them that its all for a good cause.

Have a blast with your skeet shoot fundraiser!

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