Category: Success Stories

Clemson Lax Makes Fundraising Change That Pays Off

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!

@clemsontigers

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McMurry Baseball Set For Take Off This Spring

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!

@mcmurryuniversity

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Cardinals Basketball Flys South For Christmas

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!

@plattathletics

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Dawson Baseball Enters New Era With Financial Precision

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!

@dawsonbuccaneers @mtneermaniac10

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Lady Hornets Soccer Successfully Fundraises For France

Shenandoah University Women’s Soccer, despite narrowly missing out on their 4th consecutive winning season, continues to prove it knows how to compete when it counts most. The Lady Hornets narrowly missed a huge opening round upset in the ODAC Tournament against Randolph-Macon, dropping the fierce contest 2-1 on Penalty Kicks, 4 PK’s to 3, after 2 scoreless overtimes.

Off the field, their fundraising campaign through Campaign Sports laid the foundation for next summer’s international trip to France. Raising several thousands of dollars in revenue, the money raised also helped offset the cost of team travel to Pittsburgh to open the season as well as new team apparel through Under Armour.

Campaign Sports would like to thank Coach Elizabeth Pike and her entire program for the opportunity to assist the Lady Hornets once again with their fundraising efforts. We look forward to working together again in the near future!

@suhornets @suhornetsws @underarmour @uasoccer

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Always Social Proof Before Fundraising

When selecting a fundraising partner, the concept of Social Proof can provide exceptional reliability in the investment you make. Social Proof speaks to a person’s reliance on the feedback and actions of others to determine what is the best fit for their circumstance.

When making an important decision for one’s fundraising needs, specific examples of how Social Proof can often ensure a strong Return on Investment (ROI) include:

1. Minimum 4 or 5 Star Review Average

-Reviews define a business’s online reputation and are a key influencer in consumer decision making. According to Business2Community:
90% of consumers read online reviews
88% trust online reviews when considering a business transaction

2. Coach’s Corner

– According to a 2014 Gen Study, 97% of B2B buyers feel that user-generated content like consumer reviews are more credible than other types of content. Look for authentic customer testimonials on the home page of your fundraising partner. Happy and informed customers make all the difference!

3. Winning Through Social Influence

-Social media is a key component of any business’s marketing strategy to build and enhance their brand presence and get their consumers approval. According to Sprout Social, 74% of shoppers make buying decisions based on social media approval or disapproval.

-Look for a well maintained social media page that has frequent and relevant posts weekly across multiple social handles for your fundraising partner.

4. Let’s Go To The Videotape

– YouTube is the standard bearer for creating a virtual community for any business to share short form videos from key influencers tailored to the consumers’ at the moment and mission critical. According to eMarketer, 4X as many consumers would rather watch a video about a product, rather than read about it.

-Look for influencer videos across all channels (Google My Business, Social Media, and website) before selecting a fundraising partner.

In 2019, make Social Proof work for you in selecting the optimal partner for all your fundraising needs.

Campaign Sports boasts a 4.9 Star review on Google with over 25 positive customer and key influencer testimonials. Check us out today at campaignsports.com as well as our social media pages.

Lenoir-Rhyne Football Back On National Stage

Lenoir-Rhyne University Football, following 4 consecutive losing seasons, was able to recapture that winning feeling this fall and then some. Under new Head Coach Drew Cronic and several members of his staff who brought their winning pedigree from helping transform Reinhardt University Football into an NAIA powerhouse, the Bears finished with an impressive 12-2 record overall and a perfect 7-0 in conference play. By capturing the SAC Championship and making it to the NCAA D2 Regional Final, LRU Football is serving notice that they will be a threat to capture the D2 National Championship for years to come.

Off the field, their fundraising campaign through Campaign Sports brought in several thousands of dollars in additional revenue as their remarkable turnaround has been short & swift. With the money raised, they were able to offset the cost of new uniforms, travel suits, and updated field equipment.

Campaign Sports would like to thank SAC Coach of the Year Drew Cronic and his entire program for the opportunity to assist LRU Football’s fundraising efforts during this landmark season. We look forward to working together once again in 2019 in their pursuit of a D2 National Championship!

@lrbearsfootball

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Lake Superior State Women’s Basketball

Lake Superior State Women’s Basketball, in conjunction with a half dozen other varsity programs, has fundraised for and participated in their annual Women’s Walk for almost a decade with great success. Two seasons ago, Campaign Sports had the privilege of helping execute their sponsorship campaign for the Women’s Walk.

Our fundraising campaign was an overwhelming success, netting over $13,500. With the money raised, they were able to offset the cost of new uniforms, locker room renovations and overall team travel.

Campaign Sports would like to thank former Coach Kristen Rogers for the opportunity to assist their fundraising efforts for such a great cause. We look forward to assisting their Women’s Walk once again in the near future!

@lakestatewbb

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Wilkes Softball Continues Stellar Growth

For the 4th year in a row, Wilkes University Softball will be fundraising through Campaign Sports to cover their full travel budget for the 2019 season. Traditionally, their fundraiser has been launched in conjunction with their annual preseason trip during spring break and have built an impressive fundraising campaign average of over $7,000 annually.

On and off the field, Wilkes Softball is turning into a perennial force within the D3 MAC Conference. This includes completing a winning season (24-16) for the first time in a decade this past spring, while also placing 17 members of the squad on the academic honor roll.

Campaign Sports would like to thank Coach Sarah Maulorico for our extraordinary relationship these past several years while maintaining an exceptional level of fundraising excellence in the process. We look forward to the next 4 years fundraising together!

@wilkes_softball

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