Cheerleaders- Jump Start Your Crowd with Giveaways
Posted by Stumps Spirit on August 17, 2011
If your cheer squad is looking for a way to get the crowd more involved at your games, giveaways are a great way to pump fans up. Cheerleading giveaways such as team balls, sports beads, temporary tattoos, poms, noisemakers, and sports gear give your fans a way to show their support and cheer along at the next big game.
Stumps Spirit sells a wide range of spirit gear that make awesome giveaways. Plus, there are tons of creative ways you can hand out fan items at the game or pep rally to get your crowd really cheering.
Giveaways At the Gates
For your next game, hand out spirit items at the gates when fans arrive. Present the first 100 fans (or any number you choose) with a small favor such as a funtoo of your school mascot, a pom-pom, or a string of spirit beads. Fans will love the giveaway and your stands will be extra-bright with your team colors which is a great way to jump start the cheering!
Noisemakers as Tickets
If you have a really big game coming up, get fans excited for cheering before they even reach the stands by selling noisemakers instead of tickets. Custom noisemakers such as clickers, clappers, bam bams or kazoos, imprinted with your team name and mascot make great keepsakes and get fans more involved in cheers. Imagine how loud the crowd would be if everyone had a noisemaker.
Toss Out Giveaways
When your stands start to go quiet, get the fans cheering again with toss outs. At the end of a cheer or between plays, quarters, or innings, toss out mini sports balls imprinted with your mascot and school name. Younger fans especially love this giveaway! Or, toss out beads, poms, or any number of soft spirit items to get the crowd excited again.
Lucky Numbers Giveaway
If your stadium seats have numbers or you sell tickets with numbers, you can really make a few fans’ nights by selecting a handful of random numbers to win a larger giveaway such as a custom seat cushion, a foam finger, or other school spirit gear customized with your school mascot. If you play the lucky numbers, remember to tell fans to keep their ticket stubs!
As an alternative, you can use this game as a fundraiser by turning it into a low-cost raffle. Sell tickets at the concession stand for $1.00 or $.50 and draw the lucky numbers to decide the winners. If the raffle is advertised as for a good cause such as a local charity or your Homecoming dance, fans will be even more likely to want to take part.
Stumps Spirit sells a huge assortment of spirit gear and favors that are great for your cheerleaders to use as giveaways. Check out our other school spirit ideas and school spirit supplies.