When it comes to organized sports, most of us think of youth sports teams and leagues. Many people have spent time in childhood playing Little League baseball, school sports or other competitive sports. However, organized sports should not just be for children.
America has an alarmingly high obesity rate for both adults and children. Part of the problem is that more people than ever are living a sedentary lifestyle. You can make a big difference in your community by planning sports Read the rest of this entry »
Maybe all of us have had a chance to play on a collegiate intramural squad or a city league sports team. They community gets a chance to unite and root for normal people who want to resurrect their playing days and become competitive again.
But what happens when it is time to get the sports equipement?
With funds often being a little tight when it comes to private or community funding, one must make practical and wise decisions when Read the rest of this entry »
A sporting event can be a great way to get to know the people in your neighborhood and foster solidarity with the people you share space with. It can also unite everyone in good, friendly competition, but in order for a community sporting event to foster community, there must be enough people in attendance. Part of coordinating such an event is getting the word out and developing a committee to share the responsibility, and in this day and age there are a number of ways you can take the news to the streets.
You might consider flyers that can be handed out door-to-door urging anyone interested to join in and participate, but sometimes not even that is enough. Another approach is creating a website and coordinating email communication. If you get your internet through places like clearwirelessinternet.com and your network can handle it you might even consider making an announcement on Facebook. One other approach is simply spreading the word verbally, but usually a combination of these approaches work best.
As stated before, a community sporting event can only be as big and effective as the community that attends. Coordinating the event, organizing the proceedings and scheduling everything is cake compared to motivating people to attend.
Whether you are a minor league team in an intramural league in your city, or whether you are forming an amateur league to try and win a title in a sporting event, finding the right sponsors, and making sure to have the right people backing your team up, will greatly improve your chances of doing well.
Using sponsors is a great way to raise money to purchase equipment, uniforms, protection for players, training gear, and whatever else is requried to play the game. Using sponsors is also a great way for a business in the community Read the rest of this entry »
Most community businesses really like to get their names out there and show the community that they support their local children and sports’ teams. The hope is that this will increase traffic into their establishment so being supportive of children’s sports is a great marketing strategy. If you are just starting up a children’s sports program you may want to look to some of these businesses to sponsor your teams. The only real cost involved for them is usually the purchasing of the team uniforms and maybe some other small fees. In exchange for sponsoring Read the rest of this entry »
Sports can be an instrumental part of any community and getting children involved in sports early is a great way to create community spirit and increase athletic performance later in life. The best way to start a team is to go to the local schools and contact the students through fliers and meetings. It is also important to visit daycares and go to the places where children congregate. Put out information fliers in churches and anywhere else that they can be seen. You really want to make Read the rest of this entry »
Community involvement in sports is prevalent across the country so it is a great means to also support a charity. When you decide that you want to support a charity by using your community sports, you must first decide on which charity you want to help. It is best to just choose one charity for each event so that there will be no question about where the fundraising profits will be distributed. You may want to find a local charity or you could even choose Read the rest of this entry »