Pear cares about kids! With their very simple way to sponsor sports teams, they are blazing the path for innovative social media sponsorship that is far easier (and safer!) than carrying boxes of candy (or whatever) to sell face-to-face or door-to-door. Their method is far more convenient too!
In our house, soccer is a big deal...and although my son has been in T-Ball this year and loved it, it is the soccer he is looking forward to returning to when school starts.
or a real game, the benefits derived from soccer are plentiful and legit. The kids on the team learn not only rules, skills, and the value of sportsmanship, but they also learn how to work together, how to stick to a commitment, and the importance of being a part of a team. They also get to make new friends.
When money is the one thing thwarting the progress of a team, Pear can help!
PearUp.com is a (totally free!) great social media resource to help match local non-school affiliated sports teams, like our favorite (soccer), with local and national businesses who want to sponsor them. This kind of concept is brilliant and could eliminate the need for traditional fundraising efforts entirely!
Participation is easy. Simply go to the website and select the sponsorship award type you are looking to find. For example, if you wanted to find a sponsor for clothing (t-shirts, jerseys, etc.), you would click on the apparel link and then select the perfect sponsor for your team's apparel wants or needs. Or for another example, you could click on the league/team fees link, if that was the area in which you needed help.
Your next step would be to input your group type, the gender of the team, and your zip code to find a group of national and local sponsors from which to choose.
A list of ways to earn points would then appear, and supporters would pick and choose which activities they wanted to do to earn them. Some examples of the easy ways to earn points include rallying your friends on Facebook, following along on Instagram, uploading pictures or videos to social media, etc. Points earned would go towards financial backing for the team. Easy peasy, no obligation, and it's all free.
I found two teams in my immediate area that are looking for sponsors. One has already already received enough money to meet their goal, the other is a group that has 13 days left to raise a $1,000 credit for their team t-shirts. They have raised $186 of that goal so far, with the help of 7 supporters. You can learn more about that PearUp sponsorship by clicking here.
Ritz Bits is the PearUp.com sponsor champion, so what better way to help return the favor to them, than to offer up delicious Ritz Bits for the after practice/game team snack?
You can learn more about PearUp.com and how easy it is to find a sponsor for your team by visiting their website.
You can also follow them on Facebook and/or Twitter.