Rapids Youth Soccer Fundraising Activities
Team fundraisers are allowed to help offset team expenses. The information below applies any time that the CRYSC name, and/or the club’s tax identification number, is used. Team fundraisers should be offered to all players on a team but players are not required to participate. Examples of fundraising activities include Chipotle/Chick-fil-a promotions, food sales, and car washes. Team Treasurers should notify the regional manager any time that the club’s name or tax identification number is required. Due to contractual terms, the CRYSC logo should not be printed on shirts, hats, etc for team fundraisers. All funds raised through team fundraising should be run through the team account and used to pay for allowable CRYSC soccer expenses as listed below.
Grocery Rebate | Scrip Program
These programs are very beneficial for CRYSC members, since the rebates can be used to help offset soccer fees. Rebates are first paid to member’s registration fees. Once the registration fees are paid in full, CRYSC’s Fundraising Coordinator Patty George will send the rebates to the team treasurers to place in the participating player’s account. Members can use these rebates in their player’s account for soccer related activities such as camps, tournaments, travel, and uniforms. Please note, the rebates that are sent to the team only go to the participating player and are not divided among the team. Your rebates are yours and for your player only.
With all of these programs, the companies donate a certain portion of the rebates to our Club, which let’s us pass on a savings percentage to our membership. The Club keeps a small amount to run the programs and donate to the CRYSC scholarship fund, to assist players that would otherwise be unable to play soccer. With this being said, members are unable to take the money the Club keeps to run programs or donate to the scholarship fund as a tax write off, since the companies donate the money to the Club and not directly to you.
If you ever have any questions, please let Patty George know. You can reach her by sending an email to [email protected]. Patty is here to help members earn the most they can to help offset soccer fees.
King Soopers Program
- Access Kingsoopers.com website or download the King Soopers app to your phone
- Set up an account using your King Soopers loyalty rewards cards, if you do not already have an account.
- Go to the community rewards tab, under the my account tab, and join our program.
- Search either YS086 or CO Rapids youth soccer and click join
- Once you have joined, email the CRYSC Fundrasing Coordinator, Patty George, at cryscr[email protected] with the following information:
- Your name, your player’s name and team they are on including Central, Castle Rock, Elite, Fort Collins, North or South region.
- Note: It is very important for you to send this information, as King Soopers does not notify us that you have joined. We will need this information to link your player on the Rapids side.
- King Soopers will dispense rewards quarterly. Patty will request for you to send her a screenshot of your community rewards at certain times of the year. King Soopers does not share any of your information with us, so it is important that you send us your rewards once requested. Until then, there is nothing you will need to do.
- Continue shopping as you normally do. Remember to always sign in with your loyalty rewards number or alternate ID when you check out to get their savings. This is how they track your rewards
- You may have family and friends be part of the program to donate to your player. You will just need to collect their community rewards from them and turn in with yours when I request them.
- Patty will credit the rewards to your player’ account quarterly once she requests the information from you
- Please email Patty with any questions at [email protected]
- Contact Patty at [email protected] on how to obtain a Safeway reloadable gift card. The card starts with $5 on them so you will pay the $5 when you request to obtain a card.
- You will use this card to pay for your groceries at Safeway stores and may also use it at their gas stations.
- Reload your gift card at Safeway stores at customer service or at the check out lanes prior to purchasing your groceries.
- 4% of your reloaded amount will be tracked by Safeway.
- Safeway will send me a monthly statement on all reloads made.
- Patty will credit the rebates to your player’s account monthly once she receives the report and rebates from Safeway.
- You are not able to use your reload-able card to purchase gift cards, stamps or services at the customer service desk.
Great Lakes Scrip Program
- This company works with over 750 different retailers that allows us to purchase gift cards from and earn a percentage based on the retailers. Rebates percentages range from 1% to 18% with bonuses throughout the year.
- You can get plastic cards, can reload certain plastic cards and get scripsnow which are gift cards that you can print off at home or get and use off your phone.
- It is easy to enroll. Visit shopwithscrip.com and follow the steps to set up a new account. Our enrollment code is 9ACL1EFF3639L.
- You will also need to set up presto pay, which is similar to PayPal, but with the company. This is how the gift cards you ordered are paid for. They also allow using a credit card, but they will charge you a fee to use it.
- Once your enrollment is set up, please email Patty at [email protected] with your name, player’s name and team that they are on and include which region Central, Castle Rock, Elite, Fort Collins, North or South.
- You can use the program as soon as you set it up. The dates that we order the plastic cards are posted on the dashboard of the Scrips website. You can order them anytime, but the orders will be submitted together. You can use the scripsnow cards as quickly as you order them, since they come to your phone.
CRYSC offers members the opportunity to work at one of two bingo halls to help offset team related soccer expenses. CRYSC is allowed to conduct bingo sessions due to our non-profit status with the IRS and operates under four separate licenses. Any money earned from bingo can only be used for expenses in the support of the nonprofit. Bingo workers should NOT rely on fundraising money being available prior to payment due dates. It is up to each family to pay the required team and registration fees on time.
CRYSC hosts multiple bingo sessions throughout the week. Details regarding the location of the Bingo halls, session times and details on who to contact to sign up are located on our website.
Bingo checks are sent to team treasurers on the 15th of each month (or the following Monday) from the CRYSC Central office. The checks represent amounts earned for bingo session worked in the previous month.
All funds raised through bingo should be kept in the team account and used to pay for or to reimburse families for, allowable soccer expenses as listed below.
Bingo takes place at Barry’s Bingo and Turn Bingo listed on the map below.
The Colorado Rockies will provide opportunities to CRYSC members to offset team costs. During the fall baseball season, members over the age of 16 will be permitted to work in retail and 18 year-olds will be able to work for concessions. Opening day is Friday, April 5th with training available prior to the season for preparation of volunteers. Workers will receive $70 per person per game with $14 meal vouchers that can be used for concessions. Most volunteers will be utilized in the Pro-Shop with others being utilized by the concessions team. Positions include cashiers, greeters, line-control, and floor associates. Staff is able to create a schedule to accommodate individuals who want to work together.
Using Fundraising Money
Funds raised through club fundraising programs are credited at the team level on a tax-free basis. This includes fundraising related to Bingo, Grocery Rebates, Scrips and team fundraisers. Therefore, money cannot be paid directly to families. All money must run through the team bank accounts.
Money earned from club fundraising can be used for the following items.
- CRYSC Registration Fees
- CRYSC Camp Fees
- Sanctioned Tournament Fees
- Chaperone Travel Expense
- CRYSC Coach Travel Expenses
- CRYSC Uniforms
- CRYSC Team Fees – e.g., indoor space, referees, etc.
*Parent travel is only reimbursable if the parent is serving as the Team Chaperone.
When possible, the team treasurer should allocate money directly from a player account to cover allowable expenses. However, families are allowed to provide original receipts to treasurers and ask for reimbursement of CRYSC related soccer expenses listed above. Treasurers should keep these receipts as part of the team files. CRYSC reserves the right to audit these receipts upon request. It is also important to note that if a player leaves the club for any reason, money raised through team fundraising that remains in the player’s account, and is not reimbursed based on the criteria above, will stay with the club.