How Social Networking Can Help Raise Money for Your Child’s Sports Team

By Shannon Gurnee
In Lifestyle
August 18, 2014
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I remember how excited I was when I took my oldest son to go shopping for soccer gear.  I was officially a soccer mom.  Brian was super excited about his “chin” guards, new shoes and ball that he could kick all around the yard.  He was even more excited when he got his official uniform!  

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A few years later, his brother Dallen joined in the soccer fun.  They loved playing sports and cheering for one another on the side lines…and so did I!  Oh how I wish we’d have had an organization like Pear back then!  Have you heard of Pear before?

What is Pear?  Pear is a social engagement platform that helps groups earn sponsorships from brands – for FREE! Pear matches up sponsors with groups and organizations within the community.  The goal is to make sponsorship simple and easy for both parties.  Safeskin Youth Sports Wraps is sponsoring youth sports teams across the country by providing funds toward the purchase of team apparel.  Pretty awesome, right?

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So, let me tell you how Pear works?  Sponsors have money to donate, but they don’t always know how or where to donate it.  Pears simply works as the middleman to help connect the sponsors with the groups in need.  Pear helps the group leader create a Pear and then the group leader invites others to join.  A dedicated community manager at Pear will help groups get the most money from their Pear.  Groups can earn sponsorship money by creating a Pear for their group and by sharing with others who complete digital incentives, they can earn more money.

Each group can earn up to $1,000 within a 10-day time frame and that $1,000 can be used toward team apparel.  Each team member must complete digital steps on behalf of Safeskin to earn dollars – things as simple as liking Safeskin on Facebook, following Safeskin on Instagram or even signing up for an email.  For every step that team members complete, they’ll earn dollars toward their goal.  The more tasks they complete, the more dollars they earn for their sponsorship!  At the end of the 10-day period, group leaders can claim an online certificate for the amount earned redeemable at any Pear printer.  

So to summarize.  You get to keep whatever amount you earn.  It’s completely free to participate.  And it’s zero cost to you – no donations are required.  Sign up today and join more than 1,400 participants and 100 pears around the country!  It’s amazing the things that social networking can do!!!

Here is some of the fine print about joining.  The group award (credit toward custom t-shirts or other custom apparel) is valid at any participating Pear printer partner.  The membership requires the application of 3″x4 Proudly sponsored by + brand logo on apparel alongside your custom design.  There is a limit of one sponsorship/award per group (no cash value).  Adult sports teams (participants of 19 years of age and older) are subject to cancellation.

Do you have kids in sports?  What sports do they play?  
Have you heard of Pear before?

This is a sponsored post made possibly by Global Influence.  All opinions are mine.

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Shannon Gurnee (formerly Shannon Gosney) is the author of The Mommy-Files, a national blog with a loyal following. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Marriage, Family, and Human Development with a Minor in Business Management. Shannon and her husband, Frank, have a large family with 6 awesome kids and love living on the Central Coast near San Luis Obispo, California, as well as traveling around the world. A full-time Social Media and Professional Blogger, Shannon also serves as a National Brand Ambassador for many well-known companies. Her blog focuses on motherhood, family fun activities, traveling, fashion, beauty, technology, wedding ideas and recipes while providing professional opinions on products, performances, restaurants, and a variety of businesses.

33 Responses to “How Social Networking Can Help Raise Money for Your Child’s Sports Team”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    Pear sounds awesome. My kids take karate lessons, which are private, but I know in our town the snack shack is the main source of fundraising for sports.

  2. Nicole says:

    Using social media for sports fundraising is an awesome idea, some places don’t allow it though, like the girl scouts.

  3. Jaime says:

    My son doesn’t play sports yet, and I have heard of Pear. I think it sounds like a great program. I know there are a lot of kids who don’t play sports because they can’t afford everything that is involved!

  4. Mitch says:

    What an awesome program! Keeping this on file for our local team!
    Mitch

  5. My boys love sports as well. Pear sounds like an amazing program!I will have to share this with my husband, he works with a lot of the teams around here.

  6. This sounds great! I’ll definitely be looking into it for our various teams. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Veronica says:

    My son has gotten into playing football. So far we don’t need to get financial support. But it is a great how social media can help raise funds

  8. Rosey says:

    I think this is the most wonderful program. It’s so nice to find businesses (local or national) who WANT to help. Pear is just an excellent, excellent resource!

  9. Courtney says:

    This is a great program. Sports are such an important part of some kids’ lives. It’s a shame when funding gets in the way of all the fun.

  10. My kids have played just about every sport available to them. It sure did get expensive!

  11. Wow, I’ve never heard of this before. That’s actually really interesting, and I’ll be checking!! Looks pretty awesome!

  12. Shell says:

    I keep seeing this in my fb stream, but haven’t checked it out! My boys play soccer and basketball, plus they do karate and run.

  13. Liz Mays says:

    This will allow so many teams the assistance they’d never otherwise get. I love it!

  14. Tami says:

    I’ve read about Pear on another blog. I think any program that aims to keep youth activities/sports clubs going is a great one in my book.

  15. Kiwi says:

    I love how social media is changing the way we do things, even raise money. Thanks for sharing this and great way to raise money indeed!

  16. kristin says:

    That sounds like a really great way to give back. Your little guys are so cute!

  17. Maria Oller says:

    My son is in so many spot team we might need ot start using pear, buying everything kids need it’s so expensive eve more in my teenager who seems to get taller every week.

  18. Tracey says:

    Pear sounds awesome! I would have never thought to use social media for sports fundraising. Great idea.

  19. What a great program. I’ll have to tell my son’s swim coach about this.

  20. Melinda says:

    i signing my daughter up for soccer this year. It’s been a couple years since she played but I love the activity involved.

  21. If the organization allows for social media networking and marketing then that can be a good thing. A lot of them don’t allow for it since having so many links out there promoting the same thing can trigger a spam warning and all posters will get blocked.

  22. Chrysa says:

    I think this is such a great program! It’s such an easier way to raise team money rather than selling overpriced candy bars or wrapping paper!

  23. My daughter doesn’t play any sports but this is something to keep in mind.

  24. Theresa says:

    What an awesome program. My daughter is in gymnastics, and I bet they would be really interested in this there!

  25. Christie says:

    I just learned of Pear recently and think it’s a wonderful idea! Way to go in driving down costs!

  26. Dawn says:

    This program sounds great! I wish I would have known this back when my daughter played community sports!

  27. Tonia says:

    This is a great idea. This will be the first ear my daughter is on a team. I’ll have to check into this.

  28. Such an awesome way to raise money for youth sports! Thanks for sharing!

  29. I just recently heard about Pear. I was in soccer my whole life so I totally understand how hard it can be to find sponsors.

  30. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    I have not heard of Pear before. My kids were in soccer when they were younger. Social media is a great way to fund raise.

  31. Amy D says:

    We all know that sports are barely even funded these days so programs like these are great. They help take the burden off of parents and allow kids to be active.

  32. I have not heard of Pear but it sounds like a great program. And I wish I had the time to have my kids involved in sports.

  33. That’s awesome! I love any way to use social media for something worthwhile.

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