Fundraisers aren’t all fun and games. In fact, they can be quite challenging for any soccer coach or administrator new to the business. There’s lots of planning involved, and then you’ve got to actually push the product onto people, becoming a sort of salesman/coach hybrid. But while this certainly does test one’s resolve and spirits, it typically does end well for the team, providing for necessary costs like team jerseys and tournament fees. But what can make it especially bountiful is if you choose the right product. Selecting the right item for your fundraiser can make all the difference. Among all the products in the beautiful game, none has proven to be more successful than the soccer scarf, which is why it is simply the perfect idea for your next fundraiser.
Soccer scarves are an ingrained part of the sport. Just about every professional team in every professional league in the world has their own brand of scarf. High schools, colleges, and preparatory schools often have their own custom soccer scarves as well, as do many youth soccer clubs. Here’s what makes the scarf such a great marketing product:
First, it’s fun. Scarves invoke the passion of the game, displayed by thousands of pictures of fans roaring their team on, scarves in tow. Just type “soccer scarves fans” into Google images and you’ll see what I mean. Second, scarves are very affordable, in general costing around just $20. It’s an easy bargain for sales, and it’s right around that happy medium of being affordable but still substantial enough to help your team earn money.
Additionally, the custom scarves will help market your team, which is especially valuable for youth clubs and prep schools. As one wears the scarf around town on a cold day, passers by will take notice, and if they are the soccer-inclined type, they will most certainly investigate your team. They might just sign up!
Of course soccer scarves are good, sound products too. They are comfortable and soft, they keep you warm when it’s cold out, they are lightweight and easy to carry around, and are able to be folded or rolled up and fit into a small bag. Also, when made with 100% acrylic material, the scarves are long lasting; meaning those marketing benefits will last for years! When designed properly, the custom scarves can also be quite endearing to behold. With school or team colors, crests, and chants, the scarf can capture the very ethos of your club. It can become a symbol of your character and your success on the pitch.
Fortunately, Ruffneck Scarves has long assisted various teams with their specific soccer scarf needs. Happy customers range from the official US Soccer Supporters club, to MLS teams, to colleges, high schools, and youth clubs. Ruffneck has manufactured many of the scarves that you may have seen on TV or at a local high school match. With a customer service department ready to assist you in designing your scarves and helping plan your team fundraiser, you’ll be well on your way to getting those necessary funds for your team’s upcoming season!