My idea for fundraising at J Dubs:
I was working out in Rochester most of last summer -- To feed the addiction I played in their dubs league for a few weeks. I was in a group with the main guy (Ryan) who runs the league and he mentioned the best fund raising tool they had started was Mulligans.
How it works:
Players have the option to buy 1 mulligan at start of round for $2
Mulligan can be used to reshoot any 1 shot during the round
The second shot must be taken if mulligan is used -- there is no choice between shots. There is still the option to take other player's shot.
Mulligans -- when used -- are marked on scorecard to assure no one mistakenly uses 2
Speaking to Ryan -- he said it was their best fundraising idea for the club because NO MONEY GETS PAID OUT -- ALL GOES INTO THE POT
They had planned on using it for a few weeks for a specific goal, but it brings in $100 a week and they have decided to keep it permanently in place.
I floated this idea last year to a few folks and most seemed to be for it, but there were several folks who -- at the time -- were reticent. I understand we are playing for money -- but so is Rochester, I asked Ryan if there were any issues related to mulligans (people trying to use them if they didnt pay, trying to use more than 1, any competitive advantage/disadvantage, player complaints) and he mentioned several times that there were none.
At an average of 35 players over 28 weeks -- this would raise a cool $1960 for baskets