School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 28.06.2017

  The Summer season signifies it's time for schools to focus on their football season. High school students and teachers may be out for the summer break, but football coaches are hard at work with training camps for their players, planning strategies for the upcoming season, and tryouts for new players. For those who manage fundraising campaigns for the school booster club, attention now must turn to the upcoming football spirit items. Planning ahead is important with your spirit items. Late planning can cause a loss of fundraising revenue due to extra rush charges, factory inventory issues, late arrivals for your booster club store, and many other problems.

Considerations When Planning Your Team Spirit Items:

Promotional Product Ideas, School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 17.11.2016

[caption id="attachment_6165" align="alignnone" width="800"]Original Foam Finger By Associated Press (Ottumwa High School yearbook) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons[/caption]Foam fingers and foam hands have been a popular sports spirit item since they were introduced in 1971 at a high school boys state basketball final. However, the first prototype wasn't made of foam. Instead, the giant foam finger at that game was made of hardware cloth and papier-mâché. Since then, many different manufacturing companies have been producing foam fingers and foam hand gestures in bulk. They have become a staple item at football and basketball games. However, foam fingers and foam hands aren't just for sports games. They have been very effectively used in advertising, as well as for other "unsanctioned" uses.

A Disgraceful Day For Foam Fingers

School Spirit Items, Sports & Outdoor / 01.06.2016

Top 3 Football Spirit ItemsEach year as school comes to a close, students and teachers are look forward to a few months of downtime. Plans are made for sleeping late, vacations, pool and beach time, and plenty of time to explore favorite hobbies. However, for football coaches, there is no rest. It's already time to plan the new football season that begins with summer training and the first game of the season near the first week or two of school. Good coaches know that efficient planning can make the difference between a winning and losing season. As the new football season is planned, raising money for the team for new equipment, uniforms, and travel expenses is often at the top of the to-do list. One extremely effective way to raise funds is by selling school spirit items. Below you will find the top 3 selling football spirit items along with the honorable mention and a rising superstar with potential to take over a top 3 spot.

Top 3 Football Spirit Items