Fundraising at Bates All of Team Bates' funding comes from fundraisers. In order to continue to host our events and offer the funding of grant requests by Bates staff to increase the tools available for our students’ education, Team Bates organizes several fundraisers throughout the year. Participation in all fundraisers is strictly at each family’s discretion.
Our major fundraiser is the Bates Blast in the Fall, supplemented by funds received from our Mum Sale, ongoing Box Tops for Education drive, Poinsettia Sale, and the year-round Busch's Cash for Education cards. We also share one community member small business fundraiser event in the fall and again in the spring.
Individual Team Bates members serve as Chair-people for each Fundraising activity.