mentioned are for examples only)
Your group would host a fun and exciting night of bowling which would include 2 or 3 games of bowling or hourly, beverages, and prizes. Your group will receive a portion of the ticket sales that is added over and above the center's fee.
The bowling center will give you their price and what it includes.
Example: 100 tickets sold at $12.00 each. The center agrees to a $7.00 fee. 80 people attend, you keep $400.00 (80 x $5.00). 20 people do not attend, you keep $240.00 (20 x $12.00). Total you have raised would be $640.00.
CORPORATE LANE SELL
Sell advertising to companies and we display the sign for 30 days. You sell lanes to companies for a pre-determined amount such as $100, $200, $500 per lane. The company purchasing the lane will send up to 6 people for a special bowling party which includes 3 games of bowling, and possibly beverages and prizes.
The organization holding the fundraiser determines whatever price they want to charge.
Example: 30 lanes at $200.00 each equals $6,000.00 less the lane rental fee charged by the bowling center.
BOWL - A - THON
Go out and recruit people to bowl in a special event. Each bowler would solicit pledges based on the total number of pins the bowler knocked down during the event, or by soliciting a dollar amount per game. So the more people the more money you are most likely to raise.
The bowling centers will be glad to help you build your pledge forms. The bowling center will give you their price for bowling.
MORE MONEY PER LANE MEANS A BETTER PARTY!
Example: If the average score bowled is 135 and the average pledge is .02 per point scored: each bowler with 10 pledges would earn $81.00 (135 pins x 3 games x .02 x 10 pledges). You then minus the amount charged for bowling from the total collected. If the bowling for 3 games is $7.00 your profit for the above example would be $74.00.
Form a short session fun league. Along with the weekly bowling fees, your league members would pay an additional $2.00 each week plus any fees for prize monies or end-of-league parties. The additional $2.00 would go towards your charity fund.
Example: 10 teams of 4 bowlers for 18 weeks. 40 bowlers x $2.00 x 18 weeks = $1,440.00 for your charity run.
RENT A CENTER
Rent a bowling center on a per lane or per person hourly rate. You charge a fee of around $12.00 per person to attend. And you receive the difference between what you collect and the rental fee paid to the center.
Example: 100 people pays $12.00 each to attend the party (100 x $12.00 = $1,200). Center rental fee is $400.00 and the total you have raised is $800.00
Find a local celebrity to donate his/her time for an afternoon of bowling. Guest who attend will pay a fee which would include their bowling fees, which will allow them to bowl with the celebrity. Negotiate with the center to determine the portion of these fees, that they will charge. And your charity keeps the balance.
Example: 100 people pay $20.00 each to bowl 2 games with the celebrity ( 100 x $20.00 = $2,000.00). The center agrees to keep $6.00 per person, which leaves you with $14.00 each. (price of bowling is an example only)