HoopsMania Fundraisers

HoopsMania is an exciting sweepstakes fundraiser based on college basketball’s national championship tournament in March. Sweepstakes participants can win $1,000s in cash prizes based on the number of points scored by the basketball teams printed on their sweepstakes game cards.
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HoopsMania Overview Videos

HoopsMania ($20)

Click on this great video to learn how our $20 HoopsMania fundraiser works.

 

HoopsMania ($5)

Click on this great video to learn how our $5 HoopsMania fundraiser works.

HoopsMania ($10)

Click on this great video to learn how our $10 HoopsMania fundraiser works.

HoopsMania Game Cards Details

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HoopsMania is an exciting sweepstakes fundraiser based on college basketball’s national championship tournament in March. Each HoopsMania game cards contain 8 random college basketball teams that will play in the tournament (you get 2 teams from each region). All cards have seeds 1 through 8 printed on them so everyone has an equal chance of winning. During the basketball tournament, participants simply add up the points scored by the teams printed on their game card. Prizes are awarded to the 45 game cards whose teams score the most total combined points throughout the tournament. In addition, the 4 cards with the lowest total points scored also win! There are 49 chances to win a prize and 1,440 unique tickets, each of which has an equal 1 in 29.4 chance to win a prize.

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HoopsMania is an exciting sweepstakes fundraiser based on college basketball’s national championship tournament in March. Each HoopsMania game cards contain 8 random college basketball teams that will play in the tournament (you get 2 teams from each region). All cards have seeds 1 through 8 printed on them so everyone has an equal chance of winning. During the basketball tournament, participants simply add up the points scored by the teams printed on their game card. Prizes are awarded to the 45 game cards whose teams score the most total combined points throughout the tournament. In addition, the 4 cards with the lowest total points scored also win! There are 49 chances to win a prize and 1,440 unique tickets, each of which has an equal 1 in 29.4 chance to win a prize.

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HoopsMania is an exciting sweepstakes fundraiser based on college basketball’s national championship tournament in March. Each HoopsMania game cards contain 8 random college basketball teams that will play in the tournament (you get 2 teams from each region). All cards have seeds 1 through 8 printed on them so everyone has an equal chance of winning. During the basketball tournament, participants simply add up the points scored by the teams printed on their game card. Prizes are awarded to the 45 game cards whose teams score the most total combined points throughout the tournament. In addition, the 4 cards with the lowest total points scored also win! There are 49 chances to win a prize and 1,440 unique tickets, each of which has an equal 1 in 29.4 chance to win a prize.

HoopsMania Fundraiser Profit and Costs

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Profit
Determining your profit with HoopsMania is easy. To raise money, you sell CharityMania Tickets for $10 and keep 70% of the money you collect. Ticket holders receive $10 worth of premium digital music downloads (read why the music is important for this fundraiser), and they are entered into the HoopsMania sweepstakes. Sell 10 tickets or 10,000 tickets… you make $7 on every ticket. It is really that simple.

 

Costs
You determine how many CharityMania Tickets you need and then purchase them from us for 19¢ per ticket (to cover the printing costs) plus shipping and a $10 handling fee per order. You then sell each CharityMania Ticket for $10. With each sale you pay $3 to CharityMania to cover the costs of the music downloads, the management of the sweepstakes, and any prize money your game cards may win. The remaining $7 is your profit! You pay $3 for only those tickets you sell. View our Financial Flowchart (PDF) for more details about how and when payments are made during the fundraiser.

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Profit
Determining your profit with HoopsMania is easy. To raise money, you sell CharityMania Tickets for $20 and keep 70% of the money you collect. Ticket holders receive $20 worth of premium digital music downloads (read why the music is important for this fundraiser), and they are entered into the HoopsMania sweepstakes. Sell 10 tickets or 10,000 tickets… you make $14 on every ticket. It is really that simple.

 

Costs
You determine how many CharityMania Tickets you need and then purchase them from us for 19¢ per ticket (to cover the printing costs) plus shipping and a $10 handling fee per order. You then sell each CharityMania Ticket for $20. With each sale you pay $6 to CharityMania to cover the costs of the music downloads, the management of the sweepstakes, and any prize money your game cards may win. The remaining $14 is your profit! You pay $6 for only those tickets you sell. View our Financial Flowchart (PDF) for more details about how and when payments are made during the fundraiser.

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Profit
Determining your profit with HoopsMania is easy. To raise money, you sell CharityMania Tickets for $5 and keep 65% of the money you collect. Ticket holders receive $5 worth of premium digital music downloads (read why the music is important for this fundraiser), and they are entered into the HoopsMania sweepstakes. Sell 10 tickets or 10,000 tickets… you make $3.25 on every ticket. It is really that simple.

 

Costs
You determine how many CharityMania Tickets you need and then purchase them from us for 19¢ per ticket (to cover the printing costs) plus shipping and a $10 handling fee per order. You then sell each CharityMania Ticket for $5. With each sale you pay $1.75 to CharityMania to cover the costs of the music downloads, the management of the sweepstakes, and any prize money your game cards may win. The remaining $3.25 is your profit! You pay $1.75 for only those tickets you sell. View our Financial Flowchart (PDF) for more details about how and when payments are made during the fundraiser.

HoopsMania Winners and Prize Money

How the prize money works

Sweepstakes participants can win $1,000s in cash prizes based on the number of points scored by the basketball teams printed on the backs of their Sweepstakes Game Cards. After the tournament CharityMania calculates the winning game cards. We then send you the prize money so that you can send it to the winners with a personalized letter thanking them for their support.

View detailed prize money amounts by game

Guaranteed Winners Program

If your organization wants more winners, we also offer an optional Guaranteed Winners Program that will award a prize to your organization’s highest scoring card each week

Quick Facts and Printable Brochures

FundraiserTicket
availability*
Game
begins
Profit per
ticket sold
Example
Game Card
HoopsMania - $5Available Nov 2017March 1665%View card
HoopsMania - $10Available Nov 2017March 1670%View card
HoopsMania - $20Available Nov 2017March 1670%View card
*ticket availability status indicates when your organization can order tickets and have them delivered to you.  You can sell the tickets to raise money up until the “Game begins” date (and sometimes after).

CharityMania Overview Brochure (PDF)

This brochure provides a great overview of CharityMania and how our fundraisers work. Use it when you are discussing CharityMania with others.
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HoopsMania Fundraiser Fact Sheets (PDFs)

These one-page sheets are great when discussing the fundraisers. They contain all the important facts about the fundraisers.

What Do Our Customers Say About Our Fundraiser?

Riverton Youth Baseball , IL
Riverton Youth Baseball , IL
We love using CharityMania for our baseball organization's fundraising.
St. William School, IL
St. William School, IL
CharityMania's FootballMania is a favorite fundraiser for our school and parish. People ask about it for months ahead of time! The guaranteed winner program is the best!
Knights of Columbus  9193, NJ
Knights of Columbus 9193, NJ
Everyone likes football and likes games of chance, so the tickets are easy to sell.
Fierce All Star Cheer, CA
Fierce All Star Cheer, CA
Parents love this fundraiser!
Local 215 Milwaukee Professional FireFighters, WI
Local 215 Milwaukee Professional FireFighters, WI
We returned with CharityMania because it is a FUN, Well Organized, Simple, Profitable, extremely EASY & Great Customer Service Fundraiser!! I LOVE CharityMania!
A grammar school in Maryland
A grammar school in Maryland
We now only have to run one fundraiser, FootballMania, rather than 10 small fundraisers like cookie dough, candles, and scratchers.
Marlton Cooperstown Teams, NJ
Marlton Cooperstown Teams, NJ
BaseballMania was an easy and profitable fundraiser for our organization. We exceeded our goal by selling both paper and electronic tickets.
Friends of Father Murphy, CA
Friends of Father Murphy, CA
You guys are the best at what you do. Also you make things so easy for us.
Knights of Columbus Council 6100, NJ
Knights of Columbus Council 6100, NJ
Foolproof fundraiser, small start-up costs, big profit! We tried it once and we're hooked, 5 years strong...
Milwaukee Women's Bowling Association, WI
Milwaukee Women's Bowling Association, WI
Our Milwaukee Women's Bowling Association is always looking for ways to increase our funding. This was easy AND safe. And coming from a "football enthusiastic area" made our sales much easier.
Finesse Fastpitch Girls Softball, MI
Finesse Fastpitch Girls Softball, MI
This was an absolute home run fundraiser for us last year! We raised $11,000 on sales of less than 800 tickets! This year we stepped it up even more and exceeded $17,000 in profit!
St. Agnes School, PA
St. Agnes School, PA
CharityMania was by far one of the easiest fundraisers we have ever done. As a small school, we have never been able to sell 500 of anything. But we did for this fundraiser! This is one fundraiser we will be sure to repeat.
LITH Travel Baseball 15U Thunder, IL
LITH Travel Baseball 15U Thunder, IL
We like the fact that the 70% return is one of the best in the fundraising industry. Means less fundraising. Keep it that way and we keep coming back year after year.....
St. Dismas Parish, IL
St. Dismas Parish, IL
FootballMania is the easiest fundraiser we have ever done. We have gained over $24,000 and the best part is you don’t need to know anything about football to win!
ACE Gymnastics USAG Teams, NJ
ACE Gymnastics USAG Teams, NJ
I have been doing this fundraiser for years, I have continued every year because it is successful. Specifically it gets the dads involved in a fundraiser for the group.
Miamisburg Wrestling, OH
Miamisburg Wrestling, OH
We raised over $23,000… 3 times as much as any other fundraiser we have ever done. We are using the money to fund the first dedicated wrestling room our program has ever had. We will definitely use CharityMania in the future.
Dwight Music Boosters, IL
Dwight Music Boosters, IL
This was the first time our organization has ever used CharityMania and it has by far been the best fundraiser I have been involved in.
Lollipop Cooperative Preschool, OH
Lollipop Cooperative Preschool, OH
We chose CharityMania as our fundraiser because the tickets are easy to sell, there's cross gender interest and the return to us is 70%. Last year we had nearly $3,000 in prize money won. We have been very successful using this fundraiser for our school!
Cherokee Ice Hockey Club , NJ
Cherokee Ice Hockey Club , NJ
We made our parents sell just 5 tickets each and we made over $6300 profit for our Hockey Club!
VFW Post 5151, IL
VFW Post 5151, IL
At VFW Post 5151 we have used CharityMania twice in the past and will use you again this year. In my option it's a no brainer to use CharityMania as a fundraiser. We trust CharityMania and it's a simple formula to use to raise funds.
Hyde Park Little League, NY
Hyde Park Little League, NY
I'm a returning user of CharityMania because it offers the best return. The fact that you also can win some cash playing the game is a bonus to people. Hands down its one of the easiest fundraisers out there.
Auxiliary To MFD L215, WI
Auxiliary To MFD L215, WI
VERY Easy, Fun, Fundraiser for ALL involved (Sellers & Players alike)! Awesome!
Knights of Columbus Council #6090, IL
Knights of Columbus Council #6090, IL
FootballMania is a GREAT way to make extra funds; it is easy, it keeps people interested in the program, and it gives a number of people a chance to win!
A grammar school in Maryland
A grammar school in Maryland
We now only have to run one fundraiser, FootballMania, rather than 10 small fundraisers like cookie dough, candles, and scratchers.
Northwest Chargers Hockey, IL
Northwest Chargers Hockey, IL
I think this was my 5th year using CharityMania. The reason I choose this fundraiser is because it is easy, and we have made the most money from it. I am always telling people about using you guys! 🙂

Ready to Get Started? HoopsMania begins on March 16

HoopsMania begins on March 16. Make sure you order your tickets early enough to distribute and sell them before the sweepstakes begins.

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