This well-known traditional fundraiser idea is a great way for students to earn money for school programs and various causes they may want to support. The idea behind this fundraiser is to have a school club (or group of students) put on a fun sports-related tournament made up of different teams of students. It’s much more fun if teachers and other school staff also get involved!

The featured team-sports activity should be something that most students are familiar with such as volleyball, basketball, flag football, etc. The idea is to have the school students put together teams to compete against each other. All in fun of course. Teams should be fare (equal male to female ratio).

You will need to put together enough teams in order to have a successful tournament. Funds are raised by charging event admission and securing sponsors for each team. Many schools and organizations that put on this type of fundraiser also sell food and merchandise at the event.

You will need to have some awards for the top teams. Also, be sure to include a social media promotional incentive for the students. You’ll want this event shared across TikTok, Instagram, and Facebook, as much as possible.

See how a High School DECA club in Sparta New Jersey put together 17-teams for a successful volleyball tournament fundraiser. The club raised funds for the Cookies for Kids Cancer non-profit organization and the kids had fun creating their own team names and somewhat crazy uniforms.