I realize that “fundraising” is not the most loved word in the English Language, but it is one of the most important words to keep Martin Tennis operating. Currently, Martin High School is the largest team in Arlington and one of the largest tennis teams in Texas. In order to keep a maximum number of students involved and excited about tennis, we have to raise funds to make up the difference between the district allotment and the actual operating expenses. Specifically, the money will be applied towards equipment (such as, but not limited to, tennis balls, nets, eye coaches, etc.), team bonding experiences, and tournament entry fees.
Though fundraising is a painful word, I have sought out the easiest and best ways to make the fundraising experience as painless as possible. In the past, we have had an extremely successful campaign known as Serve A Thon. Though effective as a fundraiser, it is a time-consuming endeavor for the coaches. In order to alleviate the pressure on the coaches and players, I have decided to try a new company, Snap Raise, to help with our fundraising efforts. The concepts of Serve A Thon are essentially the same as Snap Raise, however the delivery changes from snail mail to email and the out-of-pocket expenditures go from stamps and envelopes to a processing fee. I have heard great reviews from other coaches concerning the ease and professionalism of this company, and it is my hope that we will continue with Snap Raise into the future.