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Dana Hills Lacrosse

Fundraising Information

TELL ME, HOW IS THE DH LACROSSE PROGRAM FUNDED?

The DHHS Boys Lacrosse team is self-funded by families that participate via voluntary player donations as well as our additional fundraising activities. The total cost to provide a successful lacrosse program is ~70K/year or ~$1500 per player, give or take. (If it makes you feel better, football is $250K!) This number hasn’t changed much over the years. The team is not allowed (by law) to make any expense mandatory yet we cannot function without generous donations and every CA public school athletic team is in the same boat.

It is our financial responsibility as a program to pay for uniforms, helmets, field time, nets, balls, refs, trainer, safety equipment, bus transportation, field striping, year-end awards banquet and supplemental coach stipends. It’s pretty black and white; if we don’t raise the money, we make cuts. We believe in transparency when it comes to expenses/fundraising and encourage you to join our board and come to meetings or ask questions about finances anytime; there are no secrets (except personal financial info which is never shared). This is our collective program and you are as much a part of this as anyone else.

WOW, HOW DO WE RAISE ALL THAT MONEY?

As a volunteer parent board, we’ve spent many hours finding ways to make the voluntary donation process as well as the supplemental fundraising process as simple and painless as possible. We ask each player for a $750 voluntary contribution and we ALSO ask each family to actively participate in our other fundraising events to get our income up to the $1500 per player target. This means that $750 per player comes in via voluntary contributions from families AND families ALSO participate in other fundraising.  

WHAT ARE THE FUNDRAISERS I CAN PARTICIPATE IN?

Snack Bar:

Each family is asked to donate $10 to stock the snack bar at the beginning of the season and work at it one game per season. Our goal is to raise $2,000.

Player Pack & Spirit Wear:

Player Packs and Spirit Wear will be available at LacrosseUnlimited.com. The online DH Lacrosse store will be open for two weeks in the Fall and 2 weeks in the Spring.

Other Fundraising Opportunities:

Please feel free to recommend other fundraising opportunities. There is no limit to our efforts to raise funds to help improve our program! Together we can work and play hard to raise our Boys Lacrosse Program to the next level!