This year we will once again be doing a “FootballMania” sweepstakes fundraiser for the band. This is a fun and easy way to raise money, and we had great success with it for the past two year.
Important note: Selling tickets at the games, on the SMHS campus, or at any PVUSD property is prohibited.
How it works: Band parents sell tickets for $20 each to friends, family members, acquaintances, etc. Each ticket includes a code to access the associated downloadable music. Each ticket also includes a complimentary sweepstakes game card. Game cards contain 3 random professional football teams for each of the final 10 weeks of the pro football season (you get 3 new teams assigned to your card each week). Participants simply add up the points scored by their 3 teams.
Each week, the number of points scored by the three teams listed on your card is totaled. Prize money (ranging from $25 to $400) is awarded each week to the 25 top-scoring cards; the five lowest-scoring cards receive prizes ranging from $25 to $50.
There are 4,960 unique game cards, so each person has approximately a 1-in-17 chance of winning at least once during the 10-week season. If we sell more than 50 cards, we’ll be in the Guaranteed Winners program, which means that if no cards from our group are in the top 25 of the total pool for that week, the highest score from our group will still win a $25 prize, so we’re guaranteed to have someone from our group win a prize each week.
GUARANTEED WINNER – If we sell more than 50 cards, we’ll be in the Guaranteed Winners program, which means that if no cards from our group are in the top 25 of the total pool for that week, the highest score from our group will still win a $25 prize! So, we’re guaranteed to have someone from our group win a prize each week!
There are TWO ways to buy tickets for yourself or sell tickets to friends and family:
- You can sell paper tickets. Contact Tom Cadden to obtain the tickets (his email and phone number are in the weekly newsletter). Tom will also be at football games, just let him know how many tickets you’ll need. When you sell a ticket, please keep the stub and return it along with the money to Tom, or put it in the grey drop box in the band room. There is no charge for unsold tickets, but we ask that you return them to us. People can pay for paper tickets either with cash or with a check made payable to SMHS Band Boosters.
- Direct people to buy online with a credit card on a secure website (http://www.charitymania.com/give/G9030). You can send this link out to your friends and relatives via email or social media.
Tickets can be sold through October 24the. Tom will need all paper ticket stub information by October 26th so those tickets can be activated. The FootballMania game starts with the professional games beginning October 27th and will run for 10 weeks.
Remember, this is an easy way to help defray costs for the band. The band gets $14 profit for each $20 ticket sold. Think how much we can make if everyone can sell just a few tickets!