Florida All Star Gym Promotes Local Team Designs for a Great Fundraiser!

Congratulations Okeechobee Xplosion All Star Cheer on raising over $2,000. Another great cheer fundraiser with BRAX Fundraising!

“I decided to go with BRAX for our gym fundraiser because you get to keep your profits up front and because I knew first-hand the quality of the product and the ease of the program from when I participated in a BRAX fundraiser in the past. To kickoff our fundraiser we had an initial meeting to pass out materials, including information about BRAX’s incentives, and then sent emails and had follow-up meetings once a month to check up on everyone. We excited our community by promoting local team designs like the Hurricanes and Seminoles. And we used the images BRAX provides on their website to promote our fundraiser on Facebook and other social media outlets.” – Kim Kosinski

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One of the Okeechobee Youth Teams

 

Football Teams, Fundraise to Win $2,500 in New Equipment!

10304333_10152519130099297_5234343830015645848_nIt’s time for football teams across the country to raise money for their season and no other fundraiser has the power to excite communities like BRAX. Plus, football teams who run a BRAX Fundraiser this fall will be entered to win a $2,500 equipment grant on top of their profits!

Simply run your fundraiser and submit your order by October 31, 2014! The winner will be contacted directly and announced on our Facebook page on Friday, November 14, 2014.

Click here or call 888-825-9339 to learn more and be entered to win.

It’s Never too Early to Think Pink

PINK_Crucial_CatchNational Breast Cancer Awareness Month may not be until October, but it’s never too early to think pink and promote the importance of annual screenings. In support of the National Football League’s A Crucial Catch, BRAX Fundraising proudly offers an exclusively licensed line of NFL Pink SpiritCups as part of every fundraiser.

“Pink has become so much more than a color. It’s a symbol of a unified fight against breast cancer and a reminder that annual screenings save lives. We couldn’t be more honored to help support the cause with our friends at the NFL and their wonderful program, A Crucial Catch,” said Ryan Hedspeth, Vice President of Sales and Marketing for BRAX Fundraising. “And we urge communities nationwide to support their local organizations with the sales of pink, breast cancer awareness products, including our NFL Pink SpiritCups.”

About A Crucial Catch: 
The NFL, its clubs, players and the NFL Players Association are proud to support the fight against breast cancer. Our campaign, “A Crucial Catch”, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is focused on the importance of annual screenings, especially for women who are 40 and older. Throughout October, NFL games will feature players, coaches and referees wearing pink game apparel, on-field pink ribbon stencils, special game balls and pink coins – all to help raise awareness for this important campaign. All apparel worn at games by players and coaches, along with special game balls and pink coins will be auctioned off at NFL Auction, with proceeds benefiting the American Cancer Society’s Community Health Advocates National Grants for Empowerment (CHANGE) program. The CHANGE program provides outreach and breast cancer screenings to women in underserved communities. Learn More.

BRAX Celebrates Pop Warner Scholars

This past Saturday, May 24th, was the annual All-American Scholars Banquet and BRAX Fundraising was there to help celebrate the achievements of these hard-working student athletes.

As a continued commitment to our nine-year sponsorship of Pop Warner, BRAX Fundraising awards yearly scholarships to four All-American Scholars. In Florida this past weekend, Shannon Brooks, BRAX Regional Director, got a chance to meet three of our four deserving recipients.

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Brooks with scholarship recipients

Also honored at the banquet were this year’s exemplary Pop Warner ambassadors – Oakland Raiders Linebacker, LaMarr Woodley, 2014 Olympic Bronze Medalist, Erin Hamlin, Dallas Cowboys Owner, Jerry Jones, and National Football Foundation/College Hall of Fame President and CEO, Steve Hatchell.

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Dallas Cowboys owner, Jerry Jones

“Though we think about and support our friends at Pop Warner all year long, the All-American Scholar Weekend represents the culmination of a great Pop Warner season, and a lot of hard work. We’re always honored to be there to help celebrate their annual achievements,” said Todd Elgart, President of BRAX Fundraising. “On behalf of the entire BRAX Fundraising team, congratulations 2013-14 Pop Warner All-American Scholars!”

A Salute to Our Military

Their sacrifice and bravery unparalleled, their memories never forgotten.

Please join BRAX Fundraising today and everyday as we salute the men and women who have fought and died for our country. With utmost admiration and appreciation, we thank you.

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In addition, we’re very proud to represent all five branches of the U.S. Military. Our SpiritCups and SpiritTravelCups, made in America, feature Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marine and Navy designs as part of every fundraising program.

Wishing you and yours a happy and safe Memorial Day,

BRAX Fundraising

Football Season Has Begun!

NFL_02With the exciting 2014 National Football League (NFL) draft just last week, it’s officially the start of football season and no other fundraiser gets in on the hype like BRAX! With three products – SpiritCups, SpiritPopcorn and SpiritTravelCups – officially licensed in all 32 NFL teams, BRAX Fundraising has the power and mass appeal to excite your community all season long!

Below are links to some interesting articles recapping the 2014 NFL draft:

Four New Fundraising Friends

Amy, Megan and Nicole

Amy, Megan and Nicole

The hallmark of a great fundraising program is excellent customer service. Individuals who truly understand your needs and enjoy helping you achieve your goals. And BRAX couldn’t be more excited to introduce our four newest team members, and your new fundraising friends, Kari, Amy, Nicole and Megan.

Meet Amy Rupp
Amy is originally from Idaho Falls, ID, but currently resides in Wilmington, NC. She is married with a 12-year-old daughter, Jaineey. Previously, she was the Director of Customer Service for Vault Denim, so she knows a thing or two about assisting customers! And she can’t wait to help organizations within Alabama and Georgia with their next BRAX fundraiser.

Meet Nicole Jackson
Nicole is originally from Binghamton, NY, but now lives in Kure Beach, NC with her boyfriend, James, and their German Shepherd, Ramsey. With previous experience in “discount card” fundraising, organizations within Kentucky and Tennessee are lucky to have Nicole as their new BRAX Fundraising friend!

Meet Kari Pomeranz
Originally from Bountiful, Utah, Kari now lives in Salt Lake City with her husband of twelve years and their three children. Though she’s new to BRAX, she is not new to fundraising. Most recently, Kari and her family volunteered – in freezing March temperatures – to man a water station at a fundraiser run for her youngest daughter, Sydney’s, school. Kari can’t wait to support organizations within Nevada, Hawaii, Alaska, Arizona and Montana with their fundraising needs!

And the Megan Keels you know and love…
…is now National Director for Cheer, Dance and Gymnastics! Megan has been a BRAX Fundraising Advisor for the last 8 months, but now gets to put her fifteen years of cheer experience to good use. Megan was born and bred in Wilmington, NC and in addition to fundraising throughout her cheer career, she also raised over $9,000 (in just 5 months) to fund a volunteer trip to India.

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Kari Pomeranz at The Leprechaun Lope for Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic School

 

Testing, Testing New Time-Saving Order Entry

DeskPapers_02In an effort to provide our customers with multiple order entry options, we have begun a pilot program to test scan-to-email and fax-to-email bulk ordering to reduce the manual data entry of handwritten orders. If all goes according to plan, we’ll be able to offer this time-saving option to all customers in the fall of 2014.

“We understand that time is a limited resource for volunteers, so we’re putting a lot of effort into improving our customer experience. That’s why we are so excited to begin testing this new order entry option that will allow customers to simply scan or fax-to-email their orders without having to worry about keying in individual items. From there, it’s a simple verification of order and payment submission through our current e-Store, “ says Ryan Hedspeth, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. “If all goes well, it should be a vast improvement in time-savings and efficiency.”

Congrats Keri Paez and BRAX’s Mike Lukachek on Awesome NCAA Wins

10012589_10152370095744297_2201395893139538341_nAs proud licensee of over 100 top colleges, it’s safe to say we always get excited for the NCAA tournament and this year was no exception! In addition to the inaugural company bracket competition, we also engaged our Facebook fans with a contest to accurately predict the finals match-up.

Congrats Facebook contest winner, Keri Paez, on predicting the awesome match-up between UConn and Kentucky and Mike Lukachek, Regional Director for IN, KY and OH, for the best BRAX bracket. And, of course, congrats UConn men’s basketball team on the 2014 NCAA Championship title! And good game Wildcats!