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Popped To The Top: CT Youth Football Team Raises $20k+ with Popcorn Fundraiser - New Britain Raiders

Updated: Sep 21, 2023

Gold Athletics has a reputation for helping youth sports teams raise the funds they need to make their dreams a reality. This Summer, by partnering with Gold Athletics the New Britain Youth Football team and their dedicated coaches hosted a fundraiser that truly popped off! Using popcorn as their golden ticket, the youth football team raised an impressive sum, smashing their fundraising goals.



Scope of the Fundraiser:

Guided by the expertise of Fundraising Coach Matt Curtis, the New Britain Youth Football team embarked on a 29-day journey this Summer. With 98 players and their Coaches taking the lead, their target was clear: raise $20,000. Not only did they achieve this goal, but they exceeded it, raising a whopping $20,471.61! The key to their success? The mouth-watering selection of popcorn they sold to supporters.


Q&A with CT Fundraising Coach Matt Curtis:

Q: What do you think went exceptionally well during their fundraiser?

Matt Curtis: "The participation level was phenomenal, and having team leaders for each youth team made a significant difference in the overall execution of the fundraiser."


Q: What was the highlight of working with this team for you?

Matt Curtis: "I loved their determination! Right from the beginning, they had a set goal and worked tirelessly to reach it. Their commitment and passion were evident."


Q: How will the team utilize the funds raised?

Matt Curtis: "They are gearing up for a fantastic experience – a trip to play games in Florida this season."


Q: Were there any surprises along the way?

Matt Curtis: "Fortunately, everything progressed as planned. Working with such a dedicated team made the process smooth."



Irresistible Flavors Help Profits Pop Off

Featured on "Oprah's Favorite Things" in 2018, Popinsanity popcorn offers a variety of flavors. From the all-time best sellers like Caramel Chocolate Drizzle and Sweet & Salty to the new savory flavors exclusive to Gold Athletics introduced in Fall 2023, including Sweet Jalapeño Kettle Corn and Everything but the Bagel. Not to mention, their commitment to quality is evident with dairy-free, non-GMO, and certified Kosher offerings.


Popcorn options even catered to supporters’ various dietary needs, offering gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan options. Plus, to make the purchasing experience seamless, all popcorn was delivered right to the supporter's home through the GA App. This is what we call “Ship-To-Home” and it wins, every time!


Conclusion: From Kernels to Kickoffs... and Affording A Trip To Florida!

Gold Athletics and the New Britain Youth Football team showcased that with the right product, determination, and leadership, any fundraising goal is achievable. Through this initiative, they not only raised funds but also built stronger team camaraderie, ready to take on the football season ahead in Connecticut, with guest appearances at a few games down in Florida!


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