For the past two years, I’ve been a baseball mom. Ethan started playing t-ball when he was almost four. He had been begging us to play after watching The Sandlot on repeat for months. Flash forward two years and both of my boys are playing baseball. This fall, Ethan will be making the leap into Pony ball and Ben will playing on a 3-4 year old team. Many sports leagues depend on the support of the community. Through volunteers to run snack stands to community donations to keep the fields clean and game ready, it really take a village to keep these important leagues running for the kids. Pear is a social engagement platform that helps groups earn sponsorships from brands – for free. Pear matches up sponsors with groups and organizations within the community. The mission is to make sponsorship simple and easy for both parties. Safeskin Youth Sports Wraps is sponsoring to youth sports teams across the country by providing funds toward the purchase of team apparel.
How Pear Works
Sponsors have money to donate, but they don’t always know how or where to donate it. Pear works as the middleman to help connect sponsors and groups in need. Pear helps the group leader create a Pear, and the group leader invites others to join. A dedicated community manager at Pear will help groups get the most money from their Pear. Groups earn sponsorship money by creating a Pear for their group and sharing with others who complete digital incentives to earn more money.
Each group can earn up to $1,000 within a 10-day time frame. That $1,000 can be used toward team apparel. Each team member completes digital steps on behalf of Safeskin to earn dollars – things like liking Safeskin on Facebook, following Safeskin on Instagram or signing up for an email. For every step team members complete, they’ll get dollars towards their goal. The more tasks you complete, the more dollars you earn for your sponsorship.
At the end of the 10-day period, group leaders claim an online certificate for the amount earned redeemable at any Pear printer. You get to keep whatever amount you earn. It’s completely free to participate. So far, there are more than 1,400 participants and 100 Pears.
The bottom line? Your social networking can help raise money for your child’s sports team!
Want to help a team out? Consider supporting the SAVHS Cheerleading Squad on Pear!
Disclosure: Thanks to Global Influence for sponsoring this conversation! All opinions are my own. ##SafeskinSports