Fund Raising Made Easy and Fun
Al-Mar Lanes has many great Fundraising ideas and events for lots of groups. Many local school groups have raised money to help their sports teams, music departments and much more. Bowling is a great fundraiser for churches, charities and other organizations too!
Why Should You Host Your Fund Raiser At Al-Mar Lanes?
#1 Bowling Is Fun
#2 Families Can Do It Together
#3 Almost Everyone Can Bowl
#4 It’s Inside – Weather Is Never a Factor
#5 We can accommodate many guests
#6 Great Audio System To Make Announcements and use a MC or a DJ.
#7 Groups Keep a Large Portion of ALL Money Raised.
#8 Our staff will be there to help assist you and organize the event.
3 Types of Bowling Fundraisers
1.) 50/50 Bowling Event – Your group sells tickets and keeps 50% of the money from the tickets. Great to raise $500 – $1000 FAST
2.) Bowl-A-Thon – Bowlers collect pledges and the organization pays a small fee for the bowling. Groups have raised between $2,000 & $10,000 in one day with this format.
3.) Corporate Lanes Sell – Your group sells individual lane packages for a predetermined price. Package usually includes bowling, shoe rental and some food. The organization pays for the bowling and the food and the remainder of the lane sell money is yours to keep. Groups can raise over $5,000 in one day and this is a great way to raise funds If your group has relationships with many area companies.
Each Fundraiser has different elements and options that can be customized for your group. The different types of fundraiser also have a very different level of volunteers and time line, it is best to talk to us while planning your event to see what program will work best for your organization.
Al-Mar Lanes has helped area groups and organizations raise over $100,000 here are just a few of them:
* Big Brothers/Sisters
* Junior Achievement
* Beacon Foundation
WHY A FUND RAISER IN A BOWLINGCENTER?
1. BECAUSE BOWLING IS FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY.
2. BOWLING IS FUN AND EVERYBODY HAS DONE IT.
3. OUR CENTER CAN HOLD UP TO 100 PEOPLE DURING ONE THREE HOUR EVENT.
4. YOU CAN LEASE THE ENTIRE CENTER OR JUST PART OF IT. WHEN THE MACHINES ARE OFF, THE CENTER BECOMES A THEATRE FOR VARIETY SHOWS, COMICS, ENTERTAINERS, DANCERS, ACTORS, ETC.
5. THE WEATHER IS NO FACTOR. PLENTY OF PARKING.
6. WE HAVE AMENITIES OTHER PLACES DON’T HAVE TO ENSURE YOUR GROUP HAS A GREAT TIME.
7. WE HELP YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY. WE HAVE DUTY DESCRIPTIONS FOR ALL CHAIR PEOPLE.
8. THE EVENT WILL RUN AROUND THREE HOURS AND INCLUDE BOWLERS AND NON-BOWLERS ALIKE IN A PARTY ATMOSPHERE.
9. WE’RE READY TO HELP YOU MAKE MONEY, ARE YOU?
Contact Pancha Melendrez for more info on how your group can meet its goals at
Al-Mar. (419) 352-4637
3 TYPES OF “FUN”D-RAISING FORMATS
50/50 BOWLING PARTY
1. SET DAY, TIME, DATE
2. ADULTS ONLY OR FAMILIES?
3. DETERMINE IF 2 HOUR OR 2 GAME FORMAT IS BEST FOR YOUR GROUP. HOW ABOUT KOSMIC BOWLING?
4. WE HELP YOU DESIGN TICKETS, FLYERS AND PLAN YOUR EVENT.
5. YOUR GROUP SELLS TICKETS (UP TO 6 PER LANE) AND WE SPLIT 50/50. WE ONLY CHARGE FOR PEOPLE WHO REDEEM THEIR BOWLING TICKET.
6. TICKET BEARER RECIEVES BOWLING, USE OF BALL AND SHOES, AND FUN!
THIS PROMOTION CAN RAISE $500 TO $1000 EASILY.
1. REQUIRES MORE WORK AND AT LEAST 3 MONTHS LEAD TIME BEFORE DAY OF EVENT.
2. RECRUIT 8-10 KEY, HIGHLY MOTIVATED PEOPLE (TEAM CAPTAINS) TO MAKE IT WORK.
3. CAPTAINS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR GETTING UP TO 5 PEOPLE ON A LANE TO BOWL AND GET PLEDGES.
4. ALL MONEY MUST BE TURNED IN ONE WEEK BEFORE EVENT SO THERE’S NO POST EVENT COLLECTION PROBLEMS.
5. ALL BOWLERS WILL BOWL 2 GAMES AND ASK EACH PERSON TO PLEDGE $5 PER GAME IN ADVANCE. IF A PERSON PLEDGES $10 OR MORE, THE BOWLER CAN GIVE A TICKET TO THAT PERSON TO COME AND PARTY WITH THE GROUP THAT DAY OF EVENT MAKING A CROWD OF BOWLERS AND NON-BOWLERS!
6. LANE SPONSOR CAN PAY $50, $100 OR MORE PER LANE TO GET THEIR COMPANY’S SIGN HUNG OVER THE LANE BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE EVENT.
THIS EVENT CAN RAISE THOUSANDS IF ORGANIZED PROPERLY
CORPORATE LANE SELL
1. THIS EVENT IS RUN SIMILAR TO THE BOWL-A-THON. THE MAJOR DIFFERENCE IS THE GROUP SELLS LANES TO COMPANIES FOR A PRE-
DETERMINED AMOUNT SUCH AS $100, $200, $500 OR EVEN $1000.
2. THE COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION PURCHASING THE LANE AT THIS CLOSED PARTY, WILL SEND 3 COUPLES OR UP TO 6 PEOPLE TO THE EVENT.
3. GREAT FOR GROUPS LIKE THE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE, POLITICAL ORGANIZATIONS, UNITED WAY, ETC.
4. SOME GROUPS ASK FOR A MINIMUM OF $200 PER LANE AND SAY “THANK YOU” WITH A PAPER CERTIFICATE, WHILE $350 PER LANE DONATION MAY GET A PLAQUE “THANK YOU” AND $500 GETS A NICE GIFT. SMALL COMPANIES CAN DONATE $100 PER COUPLE SO A LANE OF THREE SMALL BUSINESSES BRINGS IN $300.
WE CHARGE YOU THE NORMAL LANE RATE PER HOUR. THIS IS PREDETERMINED BY THE DAY AND TIME OF YOUR EVENT AND WHETHER YOU WANT KOSMIC BOWLING, FOOD, ETC. UNLESS OTHER WISE STATED, WE GET PAID THE DAY OF THE EVENT MINUS A PRE-PAID DEPOSIT.