A Little Laughter Goes a Long Way: How Saratoga High School Avoided the Dreaded Bake Sale

Posted on 24. Jan, 2011 by in Blog, News

McAfee Center where we performed - seats over 500!

Think back to high school. For some of you, it may be 20 years ago, others, maybe it’s staring you in the face on Monday morning.  Remember realizing on Sunday night at 9 p.m. that you forgot to make a *box of brownies for the Cheerleading/Band/Biology club bake sale tomorrow? Or even worse, sitting at that table during your lunch time, making change for $5 dollar bills and trying to get someone, anyone, to buy the mediocre Rice Krispie treats?  While the efforts were valiant, there HAS to be a more efficient way to raise that $45 dollars for the school club.

On January 23, 2011, Saratoga High School featured ComedySportz in an article recapping a the successful fundraising efforts they used to help raise money for the school’s Media Arts Program (MAP). In one night, they opened the doors of the theater, turned on the lights, staffed concessions in the front lobby…and raised over $5,000.

How? Upon evaluating the turnout from the ComedySportz fundraising show, they were thrilled to discover that the amount of tickets sold raised nearly 10 times the investment. At $10 a ticket and over 500 seats sold, one can only deduce that the school definitely raised more than a few brownies and cupcakes – and with no saturated fat!

What are some other creative ways you’ve done a fundraiser for your cause?

Want to read the original article? Go here.

Want to find out about how to do what Saratoga High School did? Go here.

Want to know how to tell the difference between there/they’re/their? Go here.

*yeah, Box of brownies. We’re classy.

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