Friday, March 28, 2014

Giants Raffle Basket

Opening ceremonies for Fremont Baseball Inc. took place on March 8, 2014.  Since my little guy is playing again this year, I decided to volunteer the hubby and myself as team parents.  One of our first duties was to create a raffle basket for our team. And this is what we came up with:

 We decided to go with the Giants theme since our little guy's team Are the Giants (to tell you the truth, I'm an A's fan but we did it for Miguelito). I already had some experience making the team basket since I had already created a raffle basket last year for my daughter's softball team.  But you know how it is, it's always hard to get started. I also had no idea that my hubby was so creative.  He is the one who made the big Giants bow!

The raffle basket was very easy to but together.  We stopped by Micheal's and picked up the container that we were going to use as the basket.  We also picked up a small block of Styrofoam to place inside the container and some Easter basket grass.  Then we picked up some long lollypop sticks from the baking section there at Micheal's. And of course the roll of SF Giants ribbon for the bow and some curling ribbon to decorate the basket.  On the way home we stopped at the supermarket and then proceeded to go crazy choosing scratcher lottery tickets from the machine.

To assemble the basket, I placed the Styrofoam block inside the contained and topped it off with the Easter basket grass.  I also put some grass in between the Styrofoam block and the container so that the block would not move.  I then taped all the lottery tickets, one by one to the lollypop sticks as I placed them into the Styrofoam block, making sure that the tickets looked like a bouquet and so that you could see each individual ticket clearly.

And that is it! I then placed basket into a big plastic bag and closed it up with the curling ribbons.

 TA-DAH!!!!  And this is the final product.

Update:  We did not collect the most money because we were going up against a basket with 6 A's tickets (which I secretly wanted and even placed a couple of tickets into their container), but we did collect an ok amount of money.

Here is the basket at opening ceremonies.

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