Why do we need fundraising at CSLA?
Fundraising is a way for CSLA members to help the club in a very real way.
Like many clubs, CSLA offers its swimmers opportunities to travel as a team to important competitions: meets like Team Champs, Quebec Cups, Provincial and National Meets for the older swimmers as well as Development meets, Aquafête du Carnaval and Championships for the younger swimmers.
Travel is expensive so the funds raised can ensure that the cost is never prohibitive for members and guarantees maximum participation for all.
Team travel is something that swimmers look forward to in their competitive season. It is an opportunity to swim in some incredible pools around the province and beyond as well as to deepen the bonds of team mates.
If we all contribute a little bit to the fundraising effort, everyone wins!
Local retailers offer the chance for swimmers to come into their business and "bag" or wrap up orders for their clients, who in return will offer a small cash donation to the club. Over the course of one bagging event we can raise significant funds that can pay for buses to an away meet. This also gives CSLA a positive presence in the community whereby the general public meet our athletes and get to see what we see: what great young people that they are!
Aquam is the official equipment and clothing supplier for CSLA. Every purchase made by our members through the Aquam Team website results in funds for the club. Each member will use the following access code 2015CSLA to create an account and access the team website where you will find all the equipment and swim suit requirements for your athlete. This is a great way to help provide funding to the club!
Santropol is a fair-trade organic gourmet coffee-roasting company in Montreal renowned for their innovative approach to business that ensures sustainability and support of indigenous communities the world over. They also have a strong sense of social responsibility and support community organizations in Montreal by providing a top-notch product for groups to sell and raise valuable funds. If you plan to buy coffee, why not buy your coffee through the club during our sales campaigns. Coffee also makes a great gift! Click here for the order form.
Some special events at CSLA are planned as both fun events but with an opportunity to raise funds built into the fees associated with attending those events. These events will sometimes go towards the team travel or may be designated as fundraisers for additional events that benefit the swimmers. You can check out the Special Events Page for information on these events and find out which ones may be fundraisers. Come out and support these events for the fun that they offer you and your family!
This kind of fundraising may be targeted towards specific needs of the club and will involve member volunteers contacting businesses who may support the club in myriad ways from providing food donations for swim meet hospitality, providing complementary items that can be distributed to all swimmers or providing funds to help reduce the cost of certain equipment purchases that each swimmer will have to make. This kind of fundraising takes time and special people who have the right contacts. Check out our Sponsorship Page if you can help out!