One of my Race Nights this weekend has been an afternoon Race Event for a local kids football club. The reason behind holding it in an afternoon was because the club hold an annual Race Night for fundraising, but the kids had heard so much about what a fantastic fun night it is, they wanted one they could attend too. The venue and parents were not too keen on having kids attend an evening Race Night – hence it was held during the day.
The weather was damp, cold and miserable outside but inside was lovely, warm and very very noisy. In fact, the venue thought it must have been the noisiest event held there.
The onus on the event was to be a fun afternoon for the kids and parents, with fundraising less of a priority, however at the end of the afternoon over £600 had been raised which exceeded expectations.
Fun and games were included throughout the afternoon and a disco to finish off at the end which both kids and parents joined in with.
I would never recommend holding an Afternoon Race Event in the summer as obviously on a scorching hot day (wishful thinking) people are unlikely to attend, but during the colder months Race Event during the day is great fun and enjoyed by all.
An afternoon Race Event still comes with all the services that my great Race Nights do too.
Why not consider holding an Afternoon Race Event – even with the intent on it being a more sociable and team-building event rather than purely focused on fundraising?
Presentation Night Race Night
Saturday saw me providing the entertainments for another Presentation / Awards night, this time for York Autograss Club.
This wasn’t a Race Night, but a disco, however reminded me about how successful Race Night Presentation and Awards nights are – especially when it comes to the finances.
Saturdays night was held in a 4 star hotel with a three-course sit down meal etc, something which isn’t too appealing to most smaller clubs, especially the likes of kids football clubs, especially due to the costs involved.
I have mentioned costs a few times now and that is where my Race Nights can REALLY help out. I do many Presentation Race Nights throughout the year and they are ideal, especially if finances are a big concern. I always say for a great Race Night you do not need a fancy expensive venue.
Holding a Race Night as well as your Awards means you don’t need any other entertainments at all. The Race Night provides the entertainment BUT also raises money to pay for your night. A lot of Awards nights use a Race Night to purely cover all costs – in essence a FREE Presentation Night.
I normally advice using only 6 races instead of 8 to allow enough time and as well as simply hosting the Race Night I can compere your evening and also allow use of my PA system and wireless microphones to make any announcements or speeches.
It truly is a great event, no hassle, cost efficient, a night to remember and most of all can work out really cheap for you !
Presentation Night Package