"Meating" the Demand for Funds
The Clear Brook High School Soccer Booster Club has cooked up a terrific and easy fundraiser by selling fully cooked smoked whole briskets to the hungry masses just in time for Super Bowl Sunday Parties. This year the club raised more than $2,000.
By Julia Ciancone
Organizer, Super Bowl Brisket Sale Fundraiser
Clear Brook High School Soccer Booster Club
Clear Brook High School
Our Super Bowl Brisket Sale Fundraiser seems to be very popular because everybody loves the brisket idea and it's a great way to feed your guests at all of the Super Bowl Parties. And this is Texas so we all love our brisket.
The Clear Brook High School Soccer Booster Club has been running this fundraiser for the past few years, and always on the Saturday before the Super Bowl. But this was my
first year organizing it.
Everyone picked up the briskets on Saturday, February 5 - the day before the Super Bowl - at the front entrance of the high school parking lot. Orders were accepted until January 21. You can either pay by cash or check.
The briskets are supplied to us by the owner of a local restaurant called Dickinson Bar-B-Cue in Dickinson, Texas. We struck up a deal where we pay $25 per brisket and we sell them for $40. So we make $15 on each brisket. We sold over 50 briskets and raised more than $2,000.
Each brisket weighs between 8 and 10 pounds. They are fully cooked Pecan smoked whole briskets. So all you have to do is heat them up. And they are really delicious. Plus, it's for a great cause as all proceeds benefit Clear Brook High soccer.
Several of the booster club members helped pick up the brisket orders the morning of the fundraiser and brought them to the high school parking lot, where we placed them in large coolers. They also helped me with the distribution of the briskets, which occurred between 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
There's not a lot of hard work putting this fundraiser together. The first thing is to make a note of when the Super Bowl is held each year. Then all I did was made and printed some flyers from my computer to promote the event.
We have an Introduction Night early each December at the high school. That's when all of the parents and kids come and we hand out the flyers to let them know when the fundraiser will be held.
We also promote the brisket sale on the Clear Brook Soccer web site. There's a PDF order form online that people can print and fill out. All of the information is on the form regarding prices, weight, and when to pick them up. It also helps that the word has spread over the years so it's a fundraiser that sells itself.