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Fundraising & Benefit Nights

Fundraising & Benefit Nights in Cork

COVID-19 Fundraising Ideas

Now is a difficult time for fundraising with many of the tried and tested methods for raising money for your school, charity or club just not possible right now. 

Our team here in Curraheen Park have worked on our fundraising opportunities to bring you a solution that will help keep the funds rolling in.

WE ARE OPEN FOR BUSINESS WITH GUIDELINES IN PLACE. CLICK HERE TO VIEW OUR COVID-19 PROTOCOLS AND SAFETY MEASURES

Our new COVID friendly fundraising opportunities are all available to view on our fundraising brochure, click on the link to read it, print it or share it with fundraising committee members.

View Curraheen Park's fundraising brochure

Fundraising in Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium

To find out more about your fundraising opportunities at the dogs, contact us! We promise to make it easy and work with you every step of the way!

Steve Roe, Business Development Executive 
Email: stephen.roe@grireland.ie 
Call: 0858564119

How does Fundraising at the Dogs work?

We know that you want your fundraising efforts to be the best they can so we're here to help you to achieve the best results possible. 

As we all continue to practice social distancing and our gathering numbers are limited, we've streamlined our packages on offer. Here are some examples of what you can do but don't forget to speak to us so we can work on something that works for you. 

Restaurant Fundraiser Examples

Option A - 2 course Meal:

60 seats available to purchase at €30 each, you sell at €50 per seat €20 profit per seat 
total profits €1,200

OR

120 seats available to purchase at €30 each, you sell at €50 per seat €20 profit per seat 
Toral Profits €2,400

 

Option B – 3 course Meal:

60 seats available to purchase at €40 each, you sell at €70 per seat €30 profit per seat 
Total Profits €1,800

OR

120 seats available to purchase at€40 each, you sell at €70 per seat €30 profit per seat 
Total Profits €3,600

 

Other Ideas to Boost your Fundraising on the night

Why not hold a raffle on the night with prizes donated for local businesses. Sell the tickets and help raise funds!

Race Sponsorship

Each race night has 10 races available for sponsorship.  For every race you have sponsored a fee of €75.00 is charged, however you can charge up to €500.

Example: 

10 races at €300.00 per race (advertising available at the stadium on the night) €3,000

A fee of €75.00 charged per race €750.00

Potential profit for fundraiser €2,250

Auction

Why not host an auction at the end of the night!  The auction can be the finale for what we promise will be a night to remember.

We provide the microphone, stand and other necessary equipment, you provide the auction items (these can vary from hotel vouchers, shopping vouchers or experiences!)

We provide the microphone, stand and all other necessary equipment.

Profit for your fundraiser: €1,000 + (Auction license fee to be agreed)

Dog Nominators - “own” a greyhound for one night of racing action!

A total of 60 dogs run over a 10 race card (6 dogs per race).  You “sell” the ownership and the bragging rights for one night for each greyhound – normally for €20 - €50 each.

Each winner of each race is entered in a draw for a cash prize at the end of the night! Winner Takes All!

Example:

60 nominators sold at €30.00 each                                                €1,800

Cash Prize                                                                                               €500

Profit for your fundraiser: €1,300* 

*only available as part of the full restaurant fundraising night.

 

Total Potential Profit

Option A    

60 people €6,750
120 people €7,950

 

Option B    

60 people €7,350
120 people €9,150

 

 

To find out more about your fundraising opportunities at the dogs, contact us!  We promise to make it easy and work with you every step of the way!

 Steve Roe, Business Development Executive 
Email: stephen.roe@grireland.ie 
Call: 0858564119

 

Raising funds for your good cause & the IRGT

Did you know that 2% of ALL winning prizemoney is donated to the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust? And that the Greyhound Racing Ireland then match that amount in another donation?

So that means that not only is your cause raising funds from your fundraising event but so is the Irish Retired Greyhound Trust (IRGT). 

Want to know more about the work of the IRGT? Visit their website www.GreyhoundsAsPets.ie



Testimonials - Fundraising in Cork

“Just a quick note to thank you all for your help throughout the last few months to make the night an outright success”
Cork Macra

“Sincerest thanks to the management and staff of Curraheen Park Greyhound Stadium for facilitating a most successful Fundraising Night”
St. John’s Ambulance-Glanmire Division

“Thank you to everyone for all your help and support during our recent fundraiser. It was very much appreciated and it turned out to be a very successful night!”
Ann O’Callaghan, School of Irish Dancing

“Just a quick note to say thank you very much for looking after the parents and pupils involved in our recent School Exchange Programme. A great night was had by all.”
Watergrasshill National School

“I would like to thank you for the hospitality shown by Curraheen Park to our members on our “Night at the Dogs”. The evening turned out to be a great success and was helped greatly by the professionalism of you and your staff, which was second to none!
Ballygarvan Hurling and Football Club

“Went to the "Dogs" as part of a Club Fundraiser and has the Meal in the Restaurant which was top class. I was a little apprehensive with such a big crowd but we were all delighted with the meal. Even though there were a lot of kids there, they were not pushing us out the door afterwards.”