Hold your BAT-A-THON® according to our "timeline" during
your season. The basic "thon" concept is utilized as your players use our
specially designed sponsor form asking people to sponsor them and their team in
When you use our system to motivate your players, people really do
find it hard to say no and they forget all those excuses about how they just
bought candy from Teddy next door or wrapping paper from a co-worker. We're
talking about mom, apple pie, and baseball!
Our system turns fundraising from something "ya gotta" do into
something "ya wanna" do, and when "ya wanna" do it, you do it well! We tell you
every detail on how to prepare for an exciting Batting Tournament where your
players will face a carefully tested standard number of pitches at a
predesignated speed from a pitching machine. The young ones might be coach
pitch or off a tee. You'll receive a special customized scoring criteria for
each age level and team size. Players earn Great baseball or softball
merchandise and great baseball collectable items as incentives. Other
well researched individual motivational techniques and team prizes further help
to drive them on. Everything within our system is geared to make your
BAT-A-THON® Day a big day of fun for the kids and a big pay-off for
If your organization consists of 24 boys' teams of 12 players per
team, then when you properly implement our system you should generate between
$24k to $30k in collected pledges. You should net after expenses for prizes and
administration, between 70% and 75% of your collected dollars. Girl's softball
tends to do about 30% less than the boys. These are not numbers pulled from the
sky but actual results from our current clients. Some clients do much better.
This past season a new client collected over $63,000 from twenty boys' teams
and nine girls' softball teams. One third year client collected $27,000 from
just six boys' teams.
Our fundraising system does take a little more organization than
selling candy or other products, but the excitement, enthusiasm and especially
the results should convince you and your parents after you do it the first
time. We joke about selling products, but isn't it true that most organizations
are just competing with other organizations, all selling similar products in
the same neighborhoods at different times of the year. How successful can each
one of you be? Most of these are all together out in left field. Our clients
are hitting home runs in a different ball park.
Many years of fundraising and youth baseball experience have been
combined to develop the John Benko BAT-A-THON® Fundraising System.
We have developed the planning and implementation guidelines, the rules, the
details, and the presentation materials. In fact, everything you need to
make big dollars for your organization is included.
Our VCR tapes and manuals (all updated with latest improvements from
17 years of experience) will show you how to plan your event, pick the right
leader and committee members and then show you step by step the road to
success. Several groups tried to copy our system, but they failed. They did not
have the John Benko system package to steer them clear of the many traps and
obstacles to running a "thon" type fundraiser.
The John Benko BAT-A-THON® Fundraising System is a proven
winner that puts revenue into your treasury, gets more parents involved in
your program, and most important, truly adds to the kids excitement and
enthusiasm about being involved in baseball. Of course we cannot
guarantee that your organization will do as well as our existing clients,
however, we believe that if you properly follow the system, you should do as
well or better. If the leaders of your organization are committed to
making your program the best that it can be, then our Fundraising System might
be the perfect tool for you.
If we have captured your interest and you would like to request more
details, just e-mail us your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address
and the name of your youth baseball or softball organization and the
approximate number of players under 12 . We will send you you a complete
package of information to help you and your league decide if the Bat-A-Thon® is
right for you.