*This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Global Influence.*
This year will mark our families third soccer season. My daughter Danica joined when she was 5 years old. We decided to sign her up to help her gain some confidence and stay active. We soon learned that they had a severe lack of coaches, so I volunteered my husband Kyle to coach. He and I had NO soccer experience, but we were assured that for a U6 team we could get help and figure it out. We did figure it out, and now 3 years later, Kyle is getting ready to coach his 3rd U6 soccer team, with my son Kurt in U6 and my daughter Danica in U8. It has really been a fun activity for all of our family as we learn about teamwork, staying active, and confidence.
What is Pear?
Major brands and local businesses (in some markets) use Pear to reach and engage with awesome groups and events like yours. Tell Pear a bit about your group or event and choose from sponsorships that fit. To get exactly what you’re looking for, you can even sort sponsorships by award type.
Pear is about rallying friends to join in and support your group and sponsor. Our simple sharing tools make telling your group’s story online and offline as easy as can be. The more people you reach and inspire to join in, the greater the sponsorship award you’ll receive. It’s quick, easy and free to score points by interacting with your sponsor. Your friends and family will want to do it too and celebrate that your group or event is receiving real support.
How Does it Work?
Create your sponsorship page
1. Sort sponsorship programs by sponsorship award type (i.e. custom shirts, products and services, fundraising donations and more), and select the perfect sponsor for your group or event.
Rally for support
2. Have friends and family score points by interacting with your sponsor online and inviting others to join in. No purchase or donation required.
Receive your sponsorship award
3. After 10 days, redeem your group’s total points toward the sponsorship award you chose. Receiving your award is easy as pie.
What does it mean?
I will admit it took me a minute to understand, but basically there are companies out there looking to donate, and Pear helps match these companies to teams, organizations, etc that need it. For example, right now Ritz Bits Snack For Your Champion Program is donating over $100,000 to soccer teams and organizations around the country. Simply go in and creating your team on the Pear site, then rally your friends and family to visit Pear and complete simple tasks using social media which result in points which then turn to dollars for your team. One such example for the Ritz Bits is simply to complete a 1 question survey on whether you prefer Cheese or Peanut Butter Ritz Bits, and boom your organization earns $3. Simple and free to you.