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Fundraising Programs

Bluefish Friends and Fans currently sponsor three on-going fundraising programs:

  1. eScrip - click here for info
  2. GoodSearch and GoodShop - click here for info
  3. Meet Program Sponsorship (New 2010-2011 Document) - click here for info

Your help and support of each of these programs will truly make a difference in the lives on Bluefish swimmers.  Every dollar raised will benefit our athletes directly.  Detailed information is provided about each of these programs.  If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact a member of the Bluefish Friends and Fans Board of Directors.

 

Friends & Fans Program Enrichment Requirement!

It is required that each family contributes by raising or donating funds to our Friends & Fans enrichment program. The amount per family is determined by the highest training level within your family. Funds will be allocated to each training group. This is an annual obligation.

  • Mini Bluefish $100
  • Junior 1 & 2 $150
  • Senior/Elite $200

 

Options are available to assist families in reaching their monetary goal.  The following programs are available through the Bluefish Friends & Fans organization.

    1. Sale of Meet Sponsorship Ads: This can be accomplished by any combination of the following: (For directions on how to sell the advertising please download the Meet Program Solicitation document available in the Members Area of the website).

§         Good luck lines - $10 each

§         Business Card ad - $50

§         ¼ page ad - $75

§         ½ page ad - $100

§         Full page ad - $200

 

    1. eScrip:  Net funds raised through eScrip will get credited towards your family financial goal. (Not monies spent but percentage donated to Friends & Fans organization)
    2. GoodSearch.com is a Yahoo-powered search engine that donates half its advertising revenue, to the charities its users designate. You use it just as you would any search engine, get quality search results from Yahoo, and watch the donations add up!
    3. Goodshop: When you shop online at your favorite stores, the Bluefish can receive a donation of up to 37 percent of each purchase!  Hundreds of great stores including Amazon, Target, Gap, Best Buy, ebay, Macy's, Barnes & Noble, Old Navy, and Toys R Us have teamed up with GoodShop. Every time you place an order through the Good Shop store, you’ll be supporting the Bluefish!
    4. Silpada Jewelry Fundraiser: Net funds raised through Silpada Jewelry sales will get credited towards your family financial goal. (Not monies spent but percentage donated to Friends & Fans organization from Silpada product sales)
    5. Swim-a-Thon: Bluefish’s will host their 1st Swim-a-Thon Saturday March 31st. A Swim-a-Thon is a USA Swimming sanctioned fundraiser where participants earn money for their team by swimming lengths of the pool for a period of two hours.  Swimmers can collect pledges per lap from family, friends and businesses. For example, if you receive a pledge for .10 cents a lap and you swim 200 laps, the swimmer would collect $20. The details:
      • Each swimmer is required to raise a minimum of $20
      • All funds raised over $20 will be applied to your annual family fundraising obligation.
      • Click Here for Swim-a-thon pledge sheets!
    6. New Donation Policy: Click Here
    7. Additional Options may become available throughout the season! You will receive notification via e-mail or website!

 What Happens if I don’t fulfill my financial obligations to F & F?

Families that don’t meet the above financial obligations will not be eligible to receive Friends & Fans travel assistance, gifts, or participate in any group activity sponsored by Bluefish Friends & Fans!