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Crowd Pleasing Concession Food and Spirit Gear

Posted by Stumps Spirit on October 26, 2012

Everyone knows fans like a little something to satisfy that rumble in their tum when they’re out giving their favorite team a whole lot of enthusiastic spirit. And you know that hosting a concession stand can help fluff up your pockets with a few extra-much needed fundraising dollars for your school’s student organization. So here are a few ways to PEP up your concession stand and please the crowd with these delicious tummy-loving and spirit-rumbling favorites.

 
Getting’ Diggy With It

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The volleyball players won’t be the only ones going for the digs; fans will too. Stock your next concession stand with piping hot diggity dogs and you’ll be sure to spike a hit with your fans. What’s great about hot dogs, too, is- they’re simple! In just a couple of flame-broiled minutes you’ll have a crowd-pleasing favorite. They are a perfect addition to heat up early and have on hand slowly warming in a crock pot or roaster until your fans score a dog. And if you don’t have grill access, they’re just as easy to boil on a stove. Hand them their dog and let them do the garnishing. You’ll have an instant fan favorite.

 

Go Ahead – Get Sloppy, Joe!

 
While your fans are out watching their team dunk the ball, let them get a little sloppy with this versatile menu item. What’s great about Sloppy Joes is you can mix it up and make your menu a winner with Sloppy Joes on a bun, or let the fans get a little wild and add it to their hot dog. Even better, have nachos on your menu and you’ll have an instant nachos with meat and cheese. The team won’t be the only ones running the fast break. The fans will fast break to your concession stand, too.

 

Popcorn, here – Get your Popcorn!

 
Nothing screams great American pastime better than a good baseball game and a bag of popcorn. But don’t stop there, for those fans that just want to sneak a snack, have a few simple snack items available and you’ll be sure to hit a homerun. Candy bars, popcorn, and chips are quick and simple snacks that the crowd won’t be able to resist.

 

Give Your Fans the Fizz!

Anyone who craves the candy will tell you there is nothing the like satisfying compliment of chocolate and soda. That’s right, that smooth, milky-rich sensation melting in your mouth of tingling fizz is just the right way to satisfy your spirit-fervor fans. And for those wanting a little variety in their thirst-quenching selection, have bottled water and Gatorade or Powerade available, too. You’ll be sure to run laps around the competition.

Clap Your Thunder Sticks!

Kid and adult enthusiasts alike all get into the spirit of the events with noise-making spirit sticks. The crowd can clack the sticks and rev up the crowd or clap the sticks to the beat of the drummer and add a little unconventional pep to the band. And what’s great about spirit striking sticks is they are small and easily able to be stocked in even the smallest of concession spaces. So make sure to have some spirit sticks on hand and light up the gym with some thunder!

Moooooove Over Opponents!

Moooooooove over opponents, we can’t be defeated. And your fans can remind their opponents with a crowd of noise-making, cow-shaking, bells. And for a little added spirit, personalize your school spirit cow bells with your school logo and ring in the touchdowns at your school’s next football game. You’ll have a whole percussion line in the fan stands and they’ll surely have an utterly good time.

Give Your Fans a Hand!

Not that kind of hand… a Fan Hand! Decorate your stands with the high-wavering team mascot or # 1 sign with a unique fan spirited item. Everyone loves to wave their signs, so give them something to hold high – a school spirit hand. They’ll be sure to make your next big game a FANtastically good time.

Stock your concession stand with these food and spirit favorites for your next event and you will leave the rumble in the stands and not their tums!

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Plan A Spirited Sorority Rush

Posted by Stumps Spirit on July 17, 2012

Rushing: A Rite of Passage

When high school is over and college rolls around, students look forward to two big rites of passage: entering fraternities and entering sororities.  Individually, those sororities and fraternities try to push their potential new members by teaching traditions that have passed through the families for decades, traditions that make them who they are.  Typically, this process is known as pledging, for fraternities, or rushing, for sororities.  Sororities usually set aside a week early in the fall semester to focus on rushing the new members.  While there are small amounts of hazing that go with rushing and pledging, the big focus should be on teaching new members those rules and traditions that make your sorority so unique.  The week typically ends with a party, because it’s the perfect way for older, wiser members to welcome their younger counterparts and celebrate a new era in their family.

Show New Recruits Your Spirit

While many students enter college excited for their team and proud to wear their colors, other students place a bigger personal emphasis on their studies.  As a member of a sorority, it’s your job to teach your new recruits about when, where, and how to show their spirit, both for their school and their new sorority.  The best way to do that is to throw a spirit rush party.

Start decorating for your rush party by hanging a spirit banner with your sorority’s name on a wall opposite the entrance of your main party room.  Decorate with your school’s colors using balloons and streamers.  You can also get fun pom-poms in different colors to give to your pledges as a cute favor.

While more often than not, party games taper off as you grow up, you could throw one last big party game at your pledges.  Why not have a car decorating competition?  Gather a small supply of car decorations, such as magnets, flags, and decals, as well as a supply of window chalk.  Have your pledges break into groups.  Each group gets to decorate a car of one of the older members.  The sorority members then get to vote on who has the most spirited car at the rush party.

Rush Week Mixer

Why not be the unique sorority that plans a mixer with the other houses to celebrate rush week?  You could work with the other sororities in the area, as well as the fraternities, to plan a big blow-out that will show your new recruits just how spirited you and your fellow Greeks are.  You can make it a big theme night, gather the groups together and provide pizza and popcorn and make it into one big movie night!  A mixer early in the year is the best way for new students to make friends.

However you choose to celebrate the time-honored tradition that is rush week, do so in a manner that will show your new recruits just how much school spirit your sorority has!

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Rev Up Crowds with Team Supplies

Posted by Stumps Spirit on March 25, 2011

Crowds love to cheer for their favorite team! An enthusiastic group of fans can pump up the team and give them the momentum that they need to play well during the game. Excite the fans and rev up the crowds with team supplies.

Foam Spirit Products
For the fans that can’t resist getting their hands into the game, make sure they are equipped with foam hands and foam wavers! These fun foam spirit products are perfect for supporting your team and distracting the opponent. They are also great for the cheerleading squad to get the crowd into the game.

Cheerleading Signs
Pep up the fans and get the crowd really into cheering on the team using cheerleading signs and letters. The signs are also useful for helping teach the crowd a cheer. Choose from signs that are already designed, or create your own unique sign customized with your own cheer words.

Megaphones
Let the crowds hear your cheers loud, clear, and proud with a megaphone! The megaphones come in an array of colors to coordinate with your school colors and they are virtually indestructible. These megaphones are recommended by the National Cheerleaders Association.

Spirit shakers
Shake up your opponents with spirit shakers! The white shakers sound like maracas and they are imprintable with black, blue, green, maroon, orange, or red imprinting. Shake your fans awake and shake your way to victory!

Spirit Poms
Fans like to get their hands on the spirit poms. Whether you are rallying your team from behind, or cheering your winning team on to victory, fans love to use the spirit poms to join in the fun. There are a myriad of colorful pom styles to choose from including: green lighted spirit poms, sport fan poms, oval fan poms, circle fan poms, #1 fan poms, and many, many more.

All of these team supplies will help you raise the level of crowd enthusiasm and turn up the noise in support of your team. Let your team hear you spurring them on one game at a time.

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