Finally, a Sports Fundraiser Your Friends and Family Will Actually Like

Youth sports are expensive, and leagues, teams and athletes need cash. Here's how to raise money from people buying things they already want.

What isn't new is the reality that sports cost money. Teams and leagues need money to operate. Athletes need money to participate and buy equipment. Parents need money to travel—and, often, to pay for the fees and equipment for their athlete kids. Those costs are only going up.

What is new is a groundbreaking way to cover those costs. Called FlipGive, it's a free platform that gives teams, athletes and parents money when friends, family, and other supporters buy things they already want and need. It also allows donors anywhere to contribute funds to the players and teams they want to support. FlipGive is used by thousands of sports teams across North American to help fund their seasons.