and Help Raise Money for Your Kid’s Sports Team

by Linda Carmical

When I was a kid I loved so many sports. I loved play­ing rough and being com­pet­i­tive. My favorite was soft­ball; I played 1st base for a league in Lyons, Ga. and on New­nan, Ga.‘s First Bap­tist Church’s team. I loved it! They called me stretch cause at 4′ 11″ I would extend myself like those tall girls! Ha! I was going to catch that ball and my foot was NOT leav­ing that bag! The young girl in this pic­ture reminds me of my days of hang­ing in a bull pin.

Safeskin-Lady Generals

When I had kids they caught my love bug of sports. My son more than my daugh­ter though. Stephanie dab­bled in Lacrosse, and Josh pitched in Lit­tle League and even got scouted. My boy had one heck of an arm! I was so proud of him! Unfor­tu­nately girls entered the pic­ture and he lost inter­est. Now that he’s mar­ried how­ever, he’s on a soft­ball team and lov­ing it again. Noth­ing like being a part of a team and feel­ing that strong team spirit and the bond that comes with it. So much learned from such a great expe­ri­ence. Dis­ci­pline, struc­ture, expec­ta­tions, punc­tu­al­ity, reli­a­bil­ity, hard work pays off, if you want to be good at some­thing it takes prac­tice, and so many more valu­able lessons to use in life.

I remem­ber for both my son and daugh­ter sup­plies (includ­ing apparel and equip­ment) cost money not only for the me as the mom with the check­book, but for the team orga­ni­za­tion as well. uses social engage­ment to offer nation­wide teams a way to earn brand spon­sor­ships who want to donate/sponsor teams, but just don’t really know where to. This is where PearUp comes in and con­nect the brand spon­sors with the teams. It’s sim­ple for all par­ties and a win win for all to boot!

 Here’s how it works:

First, a cou­ple of things to note. It’s com­pletely free to par­tic­i­pate which means it’s zero cost to you, and no are dona­tions required.

  1. Spon­sors have money they want to donate, but may not know how or where to donate it.
  2. Pear works as the mid­dle­man help­ing con­nect spon­sors and groups in need.
  3. Pear helps the group leader cre­ate a Pear, then the group leader invites oth­ers to join their Pear.
  4. A ded­i­cated com­mu­nity man­ager at Pear will help your group get the most money from your Pear.
  5. Your group earns spon­sor­ship money by cre­at­ing a Pear for your­group and shar­ing with oth­ers who com­plete dig­i­tal incen­tives to earn more money.
  6. Each group can earn up to $1,000 within a 10-day time frame. The money can be used toward your team’s apparel.
  7. Each team mem­ber com­pletes dig­i­tal steps on behalf of Safe­skin to earn dol­lars – sign­ing up for email, or fol­low­ing Safe­skin on Insta­gram or lik­ing Safe­skin on Facebook.
  8. For every step each team mem­ber com­pletes, they’ll get dol­lars towards their goal.
  9. The more tasks you com­plete, the more dol­lars you earn for your sponsorship.
  10. At the end of the 10-day period, group lead­ers claim an online cer­tifi­cate for the amount earned redeemable at any Pear printer.
  11. You get to keep what­ever amount you earn.

So far, there are more than 1,400 par­tic­i­pants and 100 Pears. So, most of you already use social media daily. I know it’s a con­stant in my day. Twit­ter, Face­book, Pin­ter­est and Insta­gram are always up and run­ning in my house. Why not let your social media net­work­ing help raise money for your kid’s sports team while you’re socializing?

Please help spread the word about the awe­some­ness of and show sup­port for the West­land Cross Coun­try using hash tag #Safe­skin­Sports when you do! Or, sup­port your child’s team and cre­ate your own Pear for your child’s team!

Dis­clo­sure: This post is brought to you in part­ner­ship Global Influ­ence. Although I received com­pen­sa­tion, all views and opin­ions are my own and mine alone.




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