Sunday, July 13, 2014

Let Your Social Networking and Help Raise Funds for Your Child's Youth Sports Uniforms or League Fees #RitzBitsTeams #Sponsored #Soccer #JoinIn #Youth

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Your social networking can help raise money for your child’s soccer team.

Back when my husband and I talked about starting a family, he would always talk about wanting a boy so that he could teach him soccer, like his Dad taught him.  He is from El Salvador, where soccer is very popular among the male population, as it is in other Latin countries.  As I am writing this post, he is catching up on the World Cup game highlights, and eagerly awaiting more games tomorrow.  

When we found out we were pregnant with our first child, he was a little disappointed when the ultrasound showed that we were having a girl, you could see that he was a little disappointed.  I knew how much he wanted a boy, so that they could do guy stuff together.  But, once Savannah arrived, and he laid eyes on his daughter, he was smitten and she had wrapped around her baby finger.  And, the same held true when we welcomed our second daughter the following year.  While he didn't get the boy that he had hoped, he did get two girls eager to play soccer with their Daddy. :-)  And, I have to say, that between Bella running fast and Savannah being a good goalie, I think we have a great little soccer team here. :-) 

And, the extra training and practice that my girls get with my husband has really helped them out, as they are now in the local peewee soccer youth league, and are loving every minute of it.  I am not sure, but I think my husband is more excited about it, and jumps in the car just to get to the field and watch his girls play. :-)  He sure is a proud Daddy! 

It has been so long since I played youth sports, that I forgot about how hard it is for parents and youth programs to get funding (usually through fundraisers and donations) to purchase apparel for the kids and pay the necessary league fees.  Unlike years past when you could call on a local mom and pop store and have them donate money for jerseys with their business name on the back, today it is much harder, as there are fewer and fewer mom and pop stores in business, and if they are, they don't have the extra funds to help support local youth programs like they once did.  Sad, but true.  So, what is a local youth team to do?  If you have children in youth sports, you know how important it is to have the proper equipment and just being able to wear a youth jersey really helps boost their confidence on and off the field.  But, if the league lacks funding, a season may not happen, or kids may have to wear last year's jerseys which have seen better days.

I was happy to learn about, and how they can help local youth sports teams and organizations get the funding they need for things like apparel and league fees from sponsorships from local and national brands.  Ritz Bits, a national brand, who makes delicious snacks that my girls love, is one of many national brands looking to help groups like my girls' soccer league and so many others raise the appropriate funds so that parents and coaches don't have to wonder if a season will have to be cancelled due to lack of support and sponsorship.

Right now, Ritz Bits is offering more than $100,000 to sponsor youth soccer teams across the country, by providing team apparel and/or a donation for team/league fees.  Wondering what the catch is?  There is none!  Ritz Bits simply wants to generate goodwill in the youth soccer community.  I, for one, think this amazing, and wanted to make sure you were aware of the Ritz Bits Snack For Your Champion Program and, in case you had children in youth sports, who may need sponsorships like this.

I have spent a great deal of time on the website learning about how their site works and how they use social network actions to help teams raise funds.  Here is a short, informative video that gives you a general idea about how your child's team can earn sponsorships from brands for FREE...

As you can see, Pear matches up sponsors with groups and organizations within the community.  Their mission is to make sponsorship simple and easy for both parties. They pair of sponsors who have money to donate, but don't always know how or where to donate it to.  Pear acts as the middleman connecting these brands with groups in need.  

The first step in getting funding from these sponsors is to create a Pear, making sure to designate a group leader.  Then, the group leader invites others to join the Pear.  Groups earn sponsorship money by completing different activities and digital incentives, which in term earn them points, which in the end turn into $$$.  Each group can earn up to $1,00 within a 10-day time frame -- usually enough to buy team apparel or pay for league fees.  The more tasks you and your team complete, the more dollars you'll earn for your sponsorship.  I really think this is a great idea.  And, with so many people using social media nowadays, you can complete tasks like to earn dollars.  

With the Ritz Bits The Snack for Your Champion Pear Program, digital steps you and your group can do to earn dollars include liking Ritz Bits on Facebook, following Ritz Bits on Instagram, or signing up for an email.  I, for one, usually do this anyways for brands that I love.  Who knew that by following a family favorite brand like Ritz Bits that you could raise $$$ for your child's soccer team?  

Once your team has completed 10-days of completing tasks to raise funds, the group leaders can claim an online certificate for the amount earned redeemable at any Pear printer, or a check will be made out to the individual responsible for handing financials for the soccer team or organization. Your child's team gets to keep whatever amount your group has earned.  And, like I said, it’s completely free to participate. There is zero cost to you to sign up, and no donations are required. 

So far, there are more than 1,700 participants and more than 250 Pears. What are you waiting for?  If you have a son/daughter in a local youth sports team like soccer, and could use a little extra help for apparel or to pay for league/team fees, why not start a Pear today and be on your way to earning up to $1,000 to help your child's team out.  There is are local and national brands like Ritz Bits just waiting to help -- but, you have to take the first step and visit to starting earning dollars towards your group's sponsorship goals.

Don't have a child in youth sports, but still want to help out?  you can by supporting the Pear of the team at  Encourage readers to support the Pear of a team in need, like the Northwestern U9 Boys Soccer team.  You can learn more about this soccer team and help them raise $1,000 by visiting their Pear page here -

I am so happy that I found out about and love how Ritz Bits is stepping up to the place and helping local soccer groups by donating $100,000 through their Ritz Bits The Snack for Your Champion Pear Program.  And, with your help and your social networking, you, too, can help raise money for your child's soccer team.  Visit today, to get started. Once you create a Pear for your child's team, be sure to leave the link the comments section below so that I and other readers can help support one another. :-)


About Pear
Pear is a social engagement platform that helps groups earn sponsorships from local and national brands – for free. Launched in 2012, Pear began as a product launched by Apparel Media Group and is now a subsidiary of CustomInk, a more than 1,000-person company providing custom apparel and related solutions to millions of groups and occasions. Pear is passionate about fostering real, win-win relationships between grassroots groups and events, brands and businesses nationwide. For more information, visit

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Global Influence.  Even though I will be compensated for my time in sharing about, the views I share are mine and mine alone.

1 comment :

  1. This is such a wonderful program. I love anything that helps kids pay for sporting activities and these days uniforms and league fees are so expensive.