Fun Raising Friday 18

Time for a look at 10 more fun fundraising events from across the country that other groups are doing to raise money for their cause. If you’re looking for some fun fundraiser ideas, this is great place to start.

Ten unique and fun fundraising event ideas

Mariachi Festival Fundraiser – Our Lady of Guadalupe church in San Jose, CA is hosting a “Mariachis para Guadalupe” festival to raise funds to restore a church mission. The festival features four mariachi bands, Mexican food, plus arts and crafts to raise money for national landmark status certification for the Our Lady of Guadalupe church.

Put On Your Boogie Shoes – Fun fundraiser event held at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH to benefit The Gathering Place, which provides support to cancer patients and their families. Guests danced all night to live music from Disco Inferno.

Humanitarian Games – A new kind of scavenger hunt where contestants use mobile devices to unlock tasks that earn them points on the Humanitarian Games website by doing good deeds for family, friends, strangers, and area non-profit groups.

DoggiePawLooza – The Humane Society in Hingham, MA is holding its 19th annual DoggiePawLooza, a fun fundraising event to raise funds for the animal shelter. DoggiePawLooza has something for everyone: including an optional 3-mile walk through the state forest, live music, face-painting, animal sketches, great food, dog contests, animal behavior advice, dog agility and training demonstrations, raffles, exhibitors and vendors.

2013 Shoot Out Texas – A skeet shooting fundraiser in Conroe, TX raised over $24,000 for the Montgomery County Food Bank, tripling the amount raised in the previous year’s skeet shoot.

Punch-a-thon Fundraiser – A kickboxing fundraiser in Greenville, SC raised funds for The Mujer Project, a non-profit promoting a healthy, self-sufficient lifestyle for women. The fun kickboxing workout event was organized by CKO Kickboxing and held at their facility.

Cupcake Challenge – A cupcake competition and family festival in Bala Cynwyd, PA raises money for metachromatic leukodystrophy, or MLD. The fun event includes games, crafts, entertainment and rides with the main attraction being a competition among some of the Philadelphia area’s best cupcake bakeries.

Best o’ the West Fest Fundraiser – The West Texas Food Bank is hosting a Western-style cooking fundraiser in Midland, TX to raise money with good food and cooking demonstrations from local chefs. The fundraiser will also feature silent and live auctions as well as a cover band and dancing. About 20 local restaurants will be providing “plenty of food” for all in attendance.

Diamonds and Denim 80’s Fundraiser – The Onslow County Partnership for Children in Jacksonville, FL is hosting and Eighties-themed event at the Jacksonville Country Club to raise money for the Child Advocacy Center. The fun fundraising event with a “casual with bling” dress code features music by The Deloreans, live and silent auction, plus a meal catered by the Outback Steakhouse.

Mixed Martial Arts Fundraiser – The Cerritos College wrestling team raised money for the school’s athletic programs in Norwalk, CA with an MMA fundraiser event called “Night of Champions”. An enthusiastic crowd cheered on their favorites during a 15-bout exhibition.

Hope you enjoyed this week’s look at ten unique and fun fundraising event ideas from across the country.