Start Your Own Fundraiser

Does your team or club need help? Our goal is to help you raise funds.

Oakland Yard Athletics is happy to help your team or club raise funds for a charity or to offset your indoor practice fees, tournament registrations, travel expenses, new uniforms, coaching staff, etc. We don’t care how or where your club spends the money.

We want to support the programs that support Oakland Yard Athletics

Let our event experts help you raise money. If your club is a current client of Oakland Yard Athletics, the facility is yours to use. If you are not a current client and would like to take advantage of this opportunity for a fundraising event, contact us for details.

We have lots of ideas to help to raise money

Whether you are thinking Cornhole Tournament, a Road Rally, an evening Cocktail Party for Parents on the patio, Family Day BBQ with our slip-n-slide, there are lots of ways to fundraise for your program while your families get to enjoy time bonding as a club.

We’ll help organize the event and give you several ideas on how to maximize profits

Let us help organize an event (cornhole tournament for all your parents within the club?) with food, drinks, music and lots of fun. Charge what you want per person and keep 100% (-3.5% credit card processing fees) of that money for your program! Use our venue at no cost. We can even provide online registration to collect the money and keep track of participants, so you don’t have to deal with that!

How Does It Work?

Oakland Yard Athletics provides the fundraiser as a free service and donates the facility, maintenance and bar staff, and assists with the registration and event organization.  We do not run your event, we get organizers in a position to easily manage the event from start to finish.  We will provide the needed tools to help make your event successful.

Lots of athletic organizations have detail driven members capable of running a social event or sporting competition.  If this is the case, tap one of those volunteers within your organization to help execute the final night.  We’ll help with the logistics, then hand off the running of the evening's activities to your group.

If your organization doesn’t have that particular person, or just chooses to have someone else run the evening's activities, consider hiring our tournament director Mark to pull the night off flawlessly.  In most instances the hiring of Mark will make more money in the long run, make it more enjoyable the night of the event, and make it a more organized experience for the guests attending the evening.  The cost to hire Mark to run the evening's activities is $350.  If your organization wants help running your event, you need to reach out to Mark directly and secure your date with him at

You can choose to accept registrations per person or per team.  Registration per person is more flexible than per team as it allows a single individual (or any uneven number of persons) to register even if they do not have a matching partner at the time of sign-up (they can be teamed up the day of the event).  Registrations must use our web site; we will not accept events unless all registrations flow through our system.  It’s free.  Once your event has been approved, we’ll build the backend to get the registration started quickly.  A link will be emailed to the organizer who in turn can simply email the event out to their network and publish on social media to start the registration process.

Events with 26 paid teams, 48 hours prior to the event start time, will keep 97% of the registration fees collected (the 3% offsets the credit card processing fees charged to OYA).  Events with less than 26 teams fully registered will keep 50% of the registration fee.

How Do We Get Started?

Contact our Event Planner Philip Douse  (  or   248 761 1220) and have a conversation about your vision. There are no rules to start, every event is unique. Understanding your demographic and event type is first, a close second is determining a date.

Once we have a plan put together, the information on this form will be needed so we can display it on the fundraiser page we will be creating for you. An optional flyer in PDF format can also be emailed to and we will link it on the registration page. If you'd like to include a link to the registration page when your create your flyer, you can use:  If you do not plan to promote your event by other means, there's no need to create a flyer. We will put all the info you require directly on your registration page.

Once everything has been set up, you will be provided with a link and asked to verify the registration page. Once you approve it, your event will go “live” and you can then start distributing the registration link to your prospects.

Event Planner: Philip Douse    248 761 1220

All the events on this page are non-profit fundraisers hosted by the sponsoring club in hopes of raising funds to offset children’s sports related expenses. These events are hosted by, organized by, and overseen by the sponsoring club; these events are not promoted by Oakland Yard Athletics.

Please consider playing in one of these events to help raise money for the kids.

We would love to have you play in our YARD soon!

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