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Blast Fundraising


Timberwolves Suite for 6 including Food and Beverage and VIP Parking

Silent Auction Items
Timberwolves Signed BBall, 4 Tickets to the Wild vs Bruins, MOA Gift Basket, Hot Air Balloon Ride, One night at The Westin Edina, Two Room Suite at the Embassy Suites and a Cowboy Jacks basket. More...

Chance Drawing
Chiro eval and 1hr massage, BASH VIP parking spot, Get out of volunteer hours, 2 Wild vs Predators tickets, 2 Timberwolves vs Raptors, TCO gift basket, Electronic toothbrush, 1 night at Crowne Plaza, 2 hours free bowling, 5 free car washes, brunch and bowling for 4, 1 hour private batting lesson, private pitching lesson, private catching lesson, wine basket, box of chocolates, More...

Pot of Gold
 Over 50 gift cards to local retailers, services, restaurants and more. More...

See the attachment for the complete list of prizes and all the great sponsors.



(Top 3 Sellers MUST sell a minimum of 30 tickets)

1st Prize- $100 MOA Gift Certificate

2nd Prize $50 AMC Certificate

3rd Prize Art Basket (Valued at $30)

*Top 3 Sellers also to receive $20 credit towards Spiritwear


All players who sell a minimum of 20 tickets receive a BLAST water bottle, BLAST sports headband and $5 gift certificate to Scoops!



BFA Players are expected to volunteer at the Pancake Breakfast; their shifts are below. Players hours will NOT count towards the required family volunteer hours. Players should dress in their summer uniform or spirit wear. 

7:15 - 8:00am: 14u

8:00 - 8:45am: 12u Last Name A - H

8:45 - 9:30am: 10u Last Name  A - H

9:30 -10:15am: 10u Last Name I - N

10:15 -11:00am: 12u Last Name I - N

11:00-11:45am: 10u Last Name O - Z

11:45am - 12:30pm: 12u Last Name O - Z

Blast Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser



Who: To all current and incoming Bloomington Fastpitch Association BLAST families of all levels (In-house, 8U, 10U, 12U & up)

What: BFA BLAST is introducing a new fundraiser experience this year! This fundraiser will replace the Catch the Fire Raffle of past years. Catch the Fire Raffle was a hugely successful fundraiser for many years for BFA, but also had its drawbacks which included the intense work required to execute the fundraiser and the missed opportunity to have the entire BFA community involved.

Why: The new fundraiser experience will involve the entire membership and offer an opportunity for the players to give back to the organization through service. The Bloomington Blast Breakfast is not only an opportunity to raise money but an event that will bring all of the BFA families to gather together as a community and build relationships, market our program to Bloomington residents, and feature our sponsors.



Frequently Asked Questions


What: Bloomington Blast Breakfast Fundraiser

When: Sunday, March 17th from 8:00am until 12:00pm

Where: Knights of Columbus, 1114 American Blvd W, Bloomington, MN 55420

What exactly is the fundraiser event?

The fundraiser is a pancake breakfast that will be made and served by BFA players and their families. A breakfast ticket costs $7 each and will provide patrons with a plate of pancakes and pork sausages along with coffee and orange juice. Children ages 3 and under eat free. Knights of Columbus will provide the event space, initial training (kitchen and serving), and all the food and beverages. BFA players/families will provide the labor.

On the day of the event, there will be many more fun opportunities to raise money for girl’s fastpitch softball in Bloomington! We will have a Pot of Gold ($20+ gift cards and prizes including a “Get out of Volunteering” card), BLAST Bingo, a Silent Auction (including FREE pitching/catching lessons and BASH tournament parking space, entire team autographed Timberwolves basketball, Hotel stay at The Westin, 4 tickets to Wild vs. Bruins and many more items), Sponsor Drawings and a $10 Raffle for a Timberwolves Treasure Island Suite which includes all food and drink, along with VIP parking (Valued at $1000).

What is expected of BFA players/families?

Each BFA (travel) family is required to sell at least 14 breakfast tickets at $7 per ticket. In-house league players are not required but encouraged to sell as many tickets as they can. Prizes will be given to players who sell 20 or more tickets (1 prize awarded per 20 tickets). There will be special prizes for the top selling three players/families! 

How do we get the tickets?

Each BFA family will purchase their 14 tickets up front. A cash or check payment of $98 must be turned in at one of the following dates:

Uniform Try On – Sunday, February 10th

Player Evaluations – Saturday, February 23rd or Sunday, February 24th Tickets will be handed out at evaluations. Should a want player more tickets we will have extra to sell at evaluations.

Checks will be held until April 1st to ensure adequate time for players/families to sell  tickets. Parents will then keep the money from the tickets sold.

Should BFA not receive a $98 check at the dates/times listed above, the player will not be rostered on a team. No Exceptions.

What if I need extra tickets?

Players/families can request extra tickets by contacting Sabrina Sievert at (651) 338-4111 or You will pay for these extra tickets when you receive them with cash/check. Sabrina will be available to distribute extra tickets at several upcoming BFA meetings (e.g. coach’s clinic, parent/player meeting, etc).

What is expected of a BFA player on the day of the fundraiser event?

BFA players are expected to volunteer. Volunteer shifts will be determined by teams and sent out by March 1st. For example, 12U Last name A-H will clean tables from 8am-9:45, 10U Last name A-H will host beverage service and re-set tables from 8am-9am, 14U will serve food from 7:15am-8, etc.

Will there be volunteer hours for adults?

We will need adults to work in the back of the house prepping the food and washing dishes as we go. There may also be additional adult volunteer shifts in the front of the house.  Up to 3 hours of adult volunteer hours for the Bloomington Blast Breakfast will count towards a family’s required tournament volunteer hours.  Assistant coaches will be given first preference for adult volunteer shifts.


When can I sign up?        

Look for a Sign-up Genius on March 1st for volunteer shifts.


(Top 3 Sellers MUST sell a minimum of 30 tickets)

1st Prize- $100 MOA Gift Certificate

2nd Prize $50 AMC Certificate

3rd Prize Art Basket (Valued at $30)

*Top 3 Sellers also to receive $20 credit towards Spiritwear


All players who sell a minimum of 20 tickets receive a BLAST water bottle, BLAST sports headband and $5 gift certificate to Scoops!


2018 4th Annual Catch the Fire Raffle

We are excited to announce the 2018 4th Annual Catch the Fire Raffle! It is one of our largest methods of raising funds for BFA.  Last year was a tremendous success. In total, the 2017 raffle raised over $13,000 for BFA.  We can do better in 2018! 

All we ask is that you sell 10 raffle tickets to your family members, friends, neighbors, colleagues, etc. If you are uncomfortable with selling tickets, we ask that you please purchase them yourselves. Simply fill out the raffle ticket stubs, enclose cash or check and return in the fundraising envelope you will receive at the BFA Blastoff.    

2018 Catch the Fire Raffle Details

  • Tickets are $10 each. Each BFA family will receive a packet with 10 raffle tickets at the BFA Blastoff on Saturday, April 28th.  Your goal is to sell 10 tickets or as many as you can.
  • You may obtain as many additional tickets as you would like. Those players that sell 10 or more tickets receive incentive prizes and a cool Catch the Fire T-shirt. The top 3 teams that sell the most tickets will win a pizza party from Papa John’s.
  • Cash and checks made out to Bloomington Fastpitch Association are both acceptable forms of payment.
  • Please bring the ticket stubs, any unsold tickets and checks/cash in the envelopes provided to Yogurt Sundae/Chipotle located on 10629 France Avenue in Bloomington from 4pm to 6:30pm on Sunday, June 3rd, 2018, during our fundraiser events. I will have a table set up in front of Yogurt Sundae. BFA will receive 50% of net sales from Chipotle and 20% of net sales from Yogurt Sundae during that time frame.  For those who unable to make it, please give packets to your BFA Team Manager. 
  • All unsold tickets and ticket stubs must also be returned with checks/cash in the envelopes provided.  We are required to keep all of our raffle receipts for 3 years.
  • The Catch the Fire Drawing will take place at Cowboy Jacks in Bloomington starting at 6pm on Thursday, June 7th, 2018. We are selling $5 BFA collector glasses at the event from 5-7pm.
  • Winners do not need to be present to win.
  • All participants must be at least 18 years old to win.
  • We have more than $8000 worth of phenomenal raffle prizes.

For any questions about the raffle or to learn more about our fundraising program, please call me at (612)414-0080. I can also be reached via email at

David Rau
Vice President of Strategic Planning
Bloomington Fastpitch Association (BFA)

Why fundraising is important to BFA?

Please take a moment, and think about any of the special times you've had at Bloomington Fastpitch Softball Events.  It's easy to take for granted, how it all came together.  From the fields to the uniforms, the equipment to the tournaments. But somehow, every season - it all comes together.  The cheers and laughs of our children make it all worth it.
Besides the Yeoman’s work from our BFA Board, volunteers, parents and coaches, fundraisers are just one part of what is required to provide great youth sports programs for our kids.  But they are a very important part - because they are the key to the improvement of our programs.
Registration fees only get us so far.  Those are set to be affordable and cover the basic costs – uniforms, gym rental, umpires, etc. We count on the generosity of sponsors and our fundraisers to make the next season a little bit better by having a constantly evolving list of desired improvements and projects.  These improvements are prioritized and tackled as funds are available. There are always great items on the list - and fundraisers are one of the ways that push us over the top to check off the next item.

Fundraisers don't just raise money.  They bring people together, teach life lessons for our kids, enhance our sense of community, create awareness and generate enthusiasm! 
You can't spell fundraiser without FUN!