The following are suggestions of different types of promotional ideas for yourCancer Fundraising Event. Additional details for each idea can be found by downloading the Event Information Packet.
- Cancer Game
One game during the season is designated asCancer Day. This game is usually played against a well-known rival where expected attendance is high.
- First Pitch Breakfast (Pre-season event)
The First Pitch Breakfast (breakfast, lunch, or dinner), generally held during the pre-season, brings your supporters and the university softball program together to update boosters and fans on your season expectations and to communicate your commitment to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
- Cancer Challenge (Season Event)
To raise funds during the softball season, participating coaches challenge students, their fans, and the local community to make a monetary pledge for every strikeout pitch recorded by the team. You can promote this event throughout your season to encourage participation and emphasize your personal commitment to making a difference in the fight against cancer. At the end of the season, participants are informed of how many strikeouts were recorded during the season to make their corresponding donation.
Other ways that your program can get involved in promoting cancer awareness:
- Softball Camps and Clinics
Coaches are encouraged to include a 15-minute presentation about the fight against cancer in the camp’s program, as this venue is very effective in communicating health-related messages to a captive audience. The American Cancer Society will provide the necessary information to help you make this presentation.
It is critical for young people to hear cancer prevention and early detection messages, because they are still developing their lifestyle behaviors. By reaching out to young people, you can help prevent unhealthy habits before they start.
You and your players can visit your local elementary, middle, and high schools to share the American Cancer Society’s lifesaving messages with young people, emphasizing the importance of eating well, being active, avoiding tobacco, and practicing sun safety.
Be Creative! Have Fun!
Feel Good about joining the Fight Against Cancer!