The importance of connecting with our coaches, student-athletes and potential donors across social media platforms in real time is key to ensuring all of our fundraising campaigns achieve maximum ROI. Our zero percentage approach to digital sponsorship fundraising is an advanced methodology that sports teams of all levels from High School through D1 should take advantage of for the 2019-20 fiscal year. We look forward to partnering with you and making this upcoming season your best one yet!
Functional Fitness, or Cross Training, is an important component of athletic development from youth to pro. Functional fitness focuses on movements that focus on balance, coordination and body awareness. As an experienced coach & competitor for several years, I have found functional fitness to be the best option for athletes looking to improve their strength, stamina and cardio capabilities.
Some of the exercises used include olympic lifting, compound movements and interval circuits which require the use of multiple muscle groups at a time. Some examples of these movements such as clean and jerks, sled pushes and wall balls require explosiveness, coordination and focus which will naturally force the body to improve its overall cardiovascular capability.
This type of training is primarily focused on the athlete performing under exertion, increasing their aerobic capacity and concentration under exhaustion. Being able to focus under exertion is vital for athletic performance. Our facility works with athletes of all types and training is sports specific, so all programs can be customized.
It is my experience in working with athletes, that high intensity training as well as olympic lifting improves aerobic capacity, explosiveness and performance far greater than just strength training and cardio alone. For athletes looking for the competitive edge, I highly recommend incorporating functional fitness into their weekly routines.
Much like their fellow student-athletes in football, Clemson University Men’s Lacrosse is showing their national championship potential in multiple ways. On the field, 2018 was a banner year that included a 14-3 overall record and semi-finalists in the SELC. With a strong mix of seasoned upperclassmen and hungry freshmen, the MCLA Championship is certainly within striking distance this spring.
Off the field, Tigers Lacrosse exceeded their fundraising goal of $10,000 this winter with the help of Campaign Sports. These funds will cover their team travel expenses to Boulder, CO for slated matches against Colorado and Colorado State respectively.
Campaign Sports would like to personally thank the team’s fundraising coordinator Nathan Brown for making the switch from ‘traditional crowdfunding’ to our more market friendly approach which ultimately netted the team thousands more in profit than yesteryear. That amount of additional funding could pay significant dividends to the team’s overall success this year and beyond. We at Campaign Sports look forward to continuing our partnership with Clemson University Lacrosse for years to come!
After a 6 year period of provisional status, McMurry Baseball is primed and ready to start competing for an ASC championship and a berth in the NCAA Division III national tournament this spring. After the wild rollercoaster of going from D3 to D2 and back to D3 again, the War Hawks have put together a quality combination of strong returners and talented newcomers in what is setting the stage for a special spring 2019.
In preparation for the spring season, McMurry Baseball has once again partnered with Campaign Sports for their annual team fundraiser and the results are on pace for their best overall profit to date. Raising thousands of dollars to cover equipment & travel costs throughout the season, the War Hawks are already displaying a commitment to getting the job done both on and off the field.
Campaign Sports would like to personally thank Coach John Byington for continuing to entrust us with his team’s fundraising needs for the 6th year in a row. Despite the bumpy ride, here’s to McMurry Baseball having a tremendous season this spring and looking forward to working together again in the near future!
While fundraising successfully comes naturally for some programs, SUNY-Plattsburgh Women’s Basketball has turned it into an art form. Despite the obstacles of being a state school program near the Canadian border with no scholarship money, Coach Cheryl Cole continues to get the most out of her squad both on and off the court which includes a 3.3 team GPA.
Lady Cardinals Basketball has teamed up with Campaign Sports for the 4th time in 7 seasons and 2018 has proven to be our most successful fundraising campaign to date. Raising several thousands of dollars in profit, the ladies were able to travel to Miami, FL for The Exclusive Invitational over Christmas break.
Campaign Sports would like to thank Coach Cheryl Cole and her team for continuing to entrust us with their fundraising initiatives every other season and hopefully many more years of success together to come!
The other day I was in an off-the-rails political discussion with someone closest to me (in my entire life). This person, despite the contrasting lens in which we see certain social issues and policies, you see, we share a congruent value system and moral code. We might not agree with one another, but we try and get each other, from left to right to everything in between.
In today’s world, battling over anything, no less political gripes, is certainly not abnormal. But it is for us. Because we talk. We communicate. We listen to one another. We give each other the space to share and then dissect, understand, resolve. I love this about us. I protect this about us.
The other day, I fell short. On my commitment, on my integrity, to show up for him in this way.
Growing up, communication consisted of…the basics. There were no advanced conflict or deep listening or resolution strategies. There could be an argument followed by silence. There could be a matrix of assumptions and misunderstandings surmounting in an overflow of haste and anger. Undoubtedly, there was love, plenty of it, but the communication ‘thing’ was unkept—and hijacked many a days and nights.
In contrast, on the playing field, there were signals and signs, collective chants, clear instructions and corrective criticism to follow when necessary. You addressed what was, along with your coach and teammates, head on, and always knew where you were and where you were going. Communication bred an unspoken camaraderie that was a defining anchor.
As an adult-something—my communication will be kept, tended to, nurtured. On the easy days, and on the more challenging days like this one. I will know when and how to use my voice. To engage, uplift, empower and unite.
And yet the other day, I fell short.
And he, standing firm in his own knowing, his own intention around doing better, being better…confronted me front and center.
As the questions unfolded, I slowly transported back to a moment in time. Feelings of being misunderstood and frustration started bubbling up. I couldn’t use my words. I couldn’t get my reaction to feel right or good. The agreement we could often access and land comfortably on was nowhere in sight. Operation: Silence & Shut Down was heading my way…fast.
Later that day it still stung me. The knowing that I knew better. Could do better. Heck, I didn’t invest all these years in personal development for nothing. I knew I had to make it right.
I often visualize the ‘next year from now’ me. The ‘next level’ or ‘2.0’ me. She is a powerful speaker both in the personal and professional sense. She is crystal clear and resonate in her language. She is masterful in her ability to help others rise to their greatness. She brings joy to those around her and makes others feel good. She is healthy, fit and strong. She is making a bigger and bigger global impact.
In that moment I had to step into her fully.
It was time to put the big girl panties on and OWN MY SH*T. Acknowledge, understand, apologize; give this person the respect they deserved.
Sounds simple, right? Not after years of handling situations like these the same way, like clockwork, which often meant walking away, not speaking, and allowing time to do its part. This had been my pattern. My hardwiring—long after the lessons learned on the field were somehow temporarily forgotten.
And what a disempowering way to live. To do relationships. Like slow forming decay that eats and eats over time…until nothing is left.
This isn’t the way I’m here to play.
So, I asked him to talk and he graciously ushered me in.
Not only was the outcome endearing and amicable, but I now know how to navigate in the future, which means, greater self-awareness, a new perspective and deeper understanding.
THIS is how the ‘Next Level’ me does life. Love. Conflict.
This is how the field, gym and floor conditioned me to play some decades ago.
After all, if we’re not here to know, do and perform better, what are we here for?
Grateful for the person, the lessons, and the tools to become a warrior over any circumstance, big or small.
No matter where your conflict arises, be it on or off the playing field—this easy 1,2,3 process will ensure the other person feels understood (key to resolution), restores your integrity (inner knowing of what’s right) and fosters deeper connection, MINUS the unnecessary prolonging, avoidance, and DRAMA.
OWN it and clean it up!
Say to the other person:
I hear you that you think/feel (insert what the person is thinking/feeling)
I need to (insert what action you will take in response to their complaint)
I would love for you to (insert what you need from them)
Example: I love/value/respect/appreciate you. I hear you that you feel I’m being condescending right now. I need to pay more attention to my tone of voice so you don’t feel this way. I would love if you could continue holding the space for us to speak openly about these things. Thanks.
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Dawson Community College Baseball will enter a new coaching era for the 2019 season under rising star Phil McClure. Coach McClure brings a plethora of D1 playing & coaching experience both on and off the field and is already paying dividends for the Bucs.
This winter, the team’s fundraising campaign for their opening season trip to Arizona was an overwhelming success. Raising several thousands of dollars in revenue, the money raised will offset the cost of airfare, hotel accommodations and food stipend.
Campaign Sports would like to personally thank Coach Phil McClure for the opportunity to assist his new baseball program this winter. Phil has partnered with us for his team’s fundraising needs during previous coaching stops at West Virginia, Coastal Carolina and Southwest Tennessee Community College respectively. Dawson Baseball is in good hands for many years to come and we look forward to working together again in the near future!
Q: First, I just wanted to confirm the fee structure. $2 per email contact from the players goes to your company. Is there a maximum fee? We are just making sure we don’t end up losing money in the off chance we don’t end up making as much as we would like. Say we don’t do well in the first month, and chose to have the girls add more emails, is it still $2?
A: $2 per email contact IS our max fee, unlimited solicitation. There are no start up costs and no risk. If for whatever reason the fundraiser is unsuccessful, it would be a 50/50 split of the proceeds (I.E., $500 would be split $250/$250).
Q: Do you have an average amount raised for our school and size of program?
A: The average amount raised for a D3 soccer team with a 25+ roster is $5,000 ($250 per athlete).
Q: How or what do donors receive for their tax deductible receipt?
A: All donors receive a tax receipt from us for online donations. Check donations would be sent directly to you so you would be responsible for those. All non-profit institutions must give a tax exempt receipt. Donations are never endorsed to the individual athlete or Campaign Sports.
Q: I know we discussed two potential ways for the money to be processed – you collect, take out your fees, and then send to us – was the first. Could you go in to a little more detail on both options? I think Ted wants to know more of the specifics if possible.
A: The easiest way to deal with tax exemption is for either us to process the online donations, send you the surplus check in full, then you mail us a check for services rendered, or we reconfigure the URL and Call-In line to match your school’s so you can process all of the donations outright.
Q: When the players send out an email, does it come from a campaign sports email address? I think that may make the players feel more comfortable.
A: You have the option of the e-blast emails to come from us or from the athlete, whichever each individual prefers, we will be able to accommodate through Mail Chimp.
Q: Who they should put on their lists – relatives? Neighbors? Etc. This is probably the biggest as we are giving them this time to hopefully come up with a great list but January.
A: Best contact list suggestions (former coaches & teachers, neighbors, family doctor/dentist/attorney/pastor, cousins, aunts & uncles, grandparents, small & big business contacts connected to the family).
Q: Should they follow up with those people or let them know before the email is sent?
A: A quick follow up letting them know we’re getting underway is essential as well as following us on social media and spreading the word there too. You will have a tracking site that you can share with the athletes as needed and yes, it is always private.
Q: Is having a minimum amount “due” per player successful?
A: ALWAYS set a team AND individual fundraising goal with a clear message and game plan.
Q: Should they post on their personal social media sites as well as our official team social media pages?
A: Yes & Yes, social media is equally as significant as emails.
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