Your profile says you live near Odessa, Texas.
Your city, from what I have seen, is the home of one of the BEST adult synchronized skating teams in the United States, the Texas Chilly Peppers. I have seen them skate several times, and they’re absolutely awesome. At the moment, they’re the current World Recreational Adult Champions.
Do a synchronized skating basket for your fundraiser. It’s a great Warmup for Vancouver (Winter Olympics 2010, although synchronized skating is not an Olympic sport yet, darn).
I’ll donate my synchro skating novels (see the website in my signature), although at the moment, I don’t have copies of any except the first novel in the series. When is the silent auction? My novels are meant for teens, but a lot of moms and grandmoms like them because of the male hero in the stories (he’s cool). Let me know, and I’ll get copies for you. I might even have the 3rd novel out by then, and you’ll be the FIRST to have one.
Ask the Chilly Peppers if they will donate a video of some of their great routines. Extremely enjoyable. Here’s a YouTube link: youtube.com/watch?v=nx7LBQGhk5Y
Perhaps they’ll donate a sweatshirt or t-shirt with their team logo, autographed by their team members. Or a poster of themselves, autographed.
And perhaps…the rink where they skate will donate a free skating lesson, or a public skating session pass. Maybe even some of the team members teach, and you’ll get a lesson from a Chilly Pepper!
Throw in a fluffy warm throw (buy a cheap one at Walgreens), a box of herbal tea or hot cocoa mix, a cute coffee mug, and a box of some really good cookies.
Have fun—I hope your fundraiser is a great success.