Monday, 09 August 2021 14:44

Several RSHS fall sports teams kick off Snap! Raise campaigns

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ROCKINGHAM — Richmond Senior High School’s athletic department is resuming its use of a crowdfunding site to help its revenue stream branch out beyond the county line.

For the second consecutive school year, Richmond will use Snap! Raise to bolster its athletic funding. 

The Richmond County Board of Education approved the use of Snap! Raise during its July 9, 2020 meeting, and Richmond’s athletic department used it to raise thousands of dollars during the pandemic-impacted 2020-21 sports calendar.

By using the online site, Richmond’s teams can raise money or receive donations from fans and supporters who may or may not live in Richmond County.

Last year, athletic director Rob Ransom told the Richmond Observer the athletic department’s goal was to raise $30K, but predicted it would do better.

Richmond’s football team nearly met two-thirds of that goal last November, collecting $17,655.80 after the cost of prize incentives and Snap! Raise’s 20% were taken out. The volleyball program brought in another $6,480.40.

Prior to prize incentives and Snap! Raise’s portion, the boys soccer team ($6,681), girls’ soccer team ($3,865), baseball team ($14,920) and softball team ($6,340) combined to raise another $31,806.

Funds raised by each program went into their specific team fund, while some of the money raised by the football program went into the general athletic fund. The money was used for a variety of needs, including travel costs, uniforms and equipment.

Currently, three of Richmond’s seven fall sports programs have active Snap! Raise fundraisers going. They include the football, volleyball and cheerleading teams.

Each fundraiser lasts 28 days, and the cheerleading program is down to its final three days. The cheer team has raised $8,310 of its $10K goal.

Both the Raider football team and Lady Raider volleyball team opened their fundraisers on Monday. At the time of publication, the volleyball team has raised $1,670 ($5K team goal) and the football team has collected $1,465 of its $10K goal.

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Kyle Pillar

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