CUDA Fundraising Policy

The Front Range Barracuda Swim Club (CUDA) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and a member of USA Swimming. Dues pay only a portion of the team’s expenses - with your help and contributions we can keep our fees low and our program’s quality high. Swim fees alone cannot cover all of the expenses of CUDA: all coaches' salaries, travel expenses, training expenses, pool supplies, etc. are the responsibility of the team. To supplement the income expenses of the team we must ALL be active and contribute to our fundraising efforts.

Except for the Annual Team CUDA Swim-a-Thon, you can accumulate enough refunds from these fundraisers to recuperate your membership fee plus some!! 50% of all funds raised go to the team and 50% goes into your account to offset your membership fee, monthly dues, and meet fees.  This credit will be applied 3 times a year (April, September and January) to your account.  If you are no longer with the team, the Cudas retain this money.

Any amount solicited at the Annual Team CUDA Swim-a-Thon DOES NOT go towards any credit to the fundraising commitment nor to team due and fees. NO percentage credit will be accrued to the swimmer’s account.

There are 2 WAYS that you can get a  $50 credit on your account per season!!! 

  1. Be a Committee Chairman (non-Board member) - Volunteer Coordinator, Fundraising Coordinator, Hospitality... (so many extra volunteer hours - Thank you!!)
  2. Be an Official - front row view of your kids swimming and after you work your required sessions, we credit your account $50 for helping the team so much!! Thank you!!

Questions can be directed to the CUDA Fundraising Coordinator.  Kim Blanchette - scripsales@teamcudas.com
 

Fundraising Opportunities

Shop with Scrip

The Front Range Barracudas uses the ShopWithScrip program to allow families to raise money for their accounts, and for the team.

ShopWithScrip is a program that allows families to purchase 100’s of types of physical gift cards, electronic gift cards and reloadable gift cards at a discount. The difference between the value of the gift card and the discounted price is credited to the swim team as a rebate. This rebate gets split 50/50 with the team and your account.

It is easy to register:

  • Go to www.shopwithscrip.com and click on Enroll. Include swimmer name so account is credited correctly.
  • The Barracudas enrollment code is: 89A6D31B14921 .
  • SWS Coordinator Email: scripsales@teamcudas.com
  • Once you are enrolled, sign-up for Presto Pay. We do not accept checks for this program.
 

Now, you are ready to SHOP!

All purchases for physical gift cards will be made directly through the ShopWithScrip website. Quarterly, we will gather all the orders for processing and place the order - Physical cards will ship 3/1, 6/1, 9/1, 12/1. Your card(s) will be delivered to the Scrip Coordinator who will make arrangements with you to give you your scrip.

The Scrip Coordinator, Kim Blanchette, can be reached at ScripSales@teamcudas.com. Contact them with any questions or concerns.

 

You will be AMAZED at how easy it is to earn money using the ShopwithScrip program$$$$

  
 

Safeway Cards - Reloadable

Safeway cards can be purchased through the Fundraising Coordinator - you purchase a $25 gift card for $25. The cards are reloadable at the store. Keep your card in your wallet and use it for all purchases at Safeway - including gas!!. Every time you load this card, you and the team split the 5% rebate 50/50!!

When I get to the register I take a quick look at my cart and determine how much I think it will cost. Before the cashier begins ringing up my order I hand her the gift card and ask her “can I put $200 [or whatever amount you choose] on this card?” The cashier takes the card and rings it up like a regular order.

The cashier then rings up your food like normal. You use the Safeway gift card to pay for the food. If the card doesn’t have enough funds on it you can pay the rest in cash, check or charge. If you have extra money on the card it stays on the card until you use it. The Safeway gift card can also be used for gasoline. Each time you reload the Safeway gift card there is a 5% rebate. Many families received hundreds of dollars in rebates just from using these grocery cards. You do not need to keep track of your reloads. Safeway sends a report to the Scrip Coordinator, who then adds the rebate to your account.

 

 

King Soopers

Effective April 2019, the King Soopers Community Rewards Program has changed!!

No more reloadable gift cards!!!  Now you connect your King Soopers Loyalty number to the Front Range Barracudas and PRESTO!!  Your making money for you AND the team!!  King Soopers is giving away $2.5 million per quarter and they will divide the rebate by the number of charities participating and their % of money spent at King Soopers.

  1. Log into you King Soopers account
  2. go to "my account", them clisk "community rewards"
  3. search for "Front Range Barracudas" or "HS138" and click "enroll"

This is quarterly program, and King Sooper will send us a report about how much we made in rebates and how many families participated (BUT it will NOT break it down by an amount per family).  THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN...  At the end of each quarter we will send you a reminder email to log in to your account and print out your quarterly summary and send it to the Fundraising Coordinator.  THIS IS THE ONLY WAY WE WILL BE ABLE TO CALCULATE YOUR REBATE!  You dont' send in the report - no credit.

As with all our fundraisers, CUDA gets 50%, the other 50% will be prorated out to the families that turn in their report at the end of the quarter.

 

 

Other Fundraising Options

 


Team Sponsorships - Click here for more info

 

Annual Team CUDA Swim-A-Thon
For this once-a-year fundraiser, a swimmer swims as many lengths as possible (not to exceed
200) within 2 hours. Swimmers solicit pledges and or donations from family, friends and
neighbors (prior to the event) for the number of laps swam. Every swimmer is required to
participate in soliciting pledges. Any amount solicited at this fundraiser DOES NOT go towards
your fundraising commitment. NO percentage credit shall be accrued to the swimmer’s account.
However, all personal or corporate matching pledges/ donations to CUDA are tax deductible and
we will issue receipts when requested.

Amazon Smile

Shop at Smile.amazon.com (you still get your prime benefits AND Cuda gets 5%!!! Choose Broomfield Barracudas Swim Club as your charity!!  Amazon will send the team $$ quarterly!! 

(These funds are not split due to there being no way to track the details)