Hey people, I need some help! I play in a junior B league in Newfoundland called the Central/West Junior B Hockey League. No teams are owned, they're all run by a group of volunteers. Our teams volunteer group consists of players, coaching staff, a manager and the players girlfriends. It costs around $15-$20,000 a year to ice a team in this league. Basically, you have to pay for officials for home games, the rink for home games and practices, busses and hotel rooms etc... Jerseys are recycled every year, as are socks, players need their own equipment as nothing is supplied. Its pretty much a bare bones operation but costs pile up when you have to travel half way across the island for games. Anyway, our main revenue streams are ticket sales and sponsorships from the business community. Generally, we ask for a few hundred dollars from as many businesses in town as we can and in exchange, they get advertising on our jerseys and in game programs, as well as announcements during games. Unfortunately, we've been in last place for the last 5 years, and this resulted in the teams relocation a couple of years ago to start fresh in a new, larger community and rink. Problem is, the team has failed to draw enough fans and, although we're definitely good to go next season, long term is questionable. This is where my question comes in, does anybody have some fundraising ideas that worked for them in the past and may work here? So far plans are in the works for a golf tournament, ball hockey tournament and a couple of smaller things at local festivals over the summer. As part of the team's fundraising committee, and a returning defenceman, I figured its worth a shot to put it out there and see if any of you may have something I can bring to the table at our next meeting. So if you have anything in mind, or an experience to relate, post it! Or if you're shy, hit me up with a PM. It will be appreciated in the biggest way imaginable!