Chuck E Cheese. Where a kid can be a kid. That’s a phrase that goes back to my youth. I have more than one fond memory of going to Chuck E. Cheese with my family. Running around playing games like a crazy person. Earning precious tickets to redeem for prizes. Eating pizza. Mmmmm, pizza. The hubby even remembers when the first one in his hometown opened up, and he has many of the same memories. He even claims that Chuck E. Cheese was his primary motivation for earning good grades. Every time a report card came out his family would go and turn it in for tokens. If he wanted a lot of tokens, he had to get really good grades. Which he would then proceed to lose quickly playing a single flight simulator game which he was terrible at. Ahh, the memories.
Well, the magic of Chuck E Cheese is not lost on the new generation. My daughter loves going there, running around playing games, earning tickets and picking out prizes. Not eating pizza so much. But that’s just because she doesn’t eat until five minutes before bedtime. I suspect it’s a stall tactic to avoid going to bed, but the hubby swears there is no way she could be that devious. Yeah, she has him totally snowed.
But I digress.
Did you know that Chuck E Cheese is not just a fun place for kids, it is also a great place to make money? No, I don’t mean like go out and get a job at Chuck E Cheese and earn some money. Although you could totally do that. Hmm, I wonder if they offer a discount on tokens. ANYWAYS … I’m talking about fundraisers. Do you have kids that go to school? If not then I think Mr. Truant Officer needs to talk to you. Well, I mean if you have children. And they are school age. And they do not go to some form of school (yes, homeschooling counts). In that case, someone should be coming to visit. Where was I? Oh yeah, fundraising.
Chuck E. Cheese makes it super easy to set up a fundraising event for your school or a favorite charity. Just pick a date. Fill out the online form. And promote the event. Filling out the form is a snap. Then once you have done that Chuck E Cheese will be in touch, and they will even send you tons of materials to help you promote your event. Flyers and ticket vouchers in English and Spanish. If you are doing it for your school, you can even schedule a visit from Chuck E Cheese himself to get the kids excited. Then just sit back and enjoy as everyone shows up at Chuck E Cheese to play and have an evening of fun. 15% of all sales from food, merchandise and tokens will go towards your school or organization of choice. How easy is that? And to take advantage of it, your kids just have to do what’s natural. Be a Kid.
So how does it all work? It’s as easy as 1 … 2 … 3 … let’s recap!
Step 1: Pick a date
Monday – Friday, 3 – 9 PM
You must be a non-profit public or private preschool or elementary school with 75 or more students enrolled to be eligible. Only authorized school personnel or PTA/PTO representatives can officially book events.
Step 2: Submit your request
Call 1-888-CEC-4FUN, or do it online at chuckecheese.com. Three weeks’ notice from the date of booking required.
Step 3: Promote your event
Take advantage of the online tools, available in English and Spanish, to help you promote your event with online invitations powered by Punchbowl. Also, Chuck E. Cheese will mail tokens and stickers to your school 21 days before your event. The most important thing is not to forget to schedule your Chuck E. Cheese’s visit.
Step 4: Have fun and raise funds
15% of all sales generated from your participating families, teachers, and community will be donated back to your school (including food, merchandise, and token deals).
Teachers are essential to the success of your child’s education. To thank them for all their hard work, Chuck E. Cheese will reward them with a FREE meal and trip in the Ticket Blaster ®.
To learn more about fundraising opportunities with Chuck E. Cheese, just click HERE!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Chuck E. Cheese’s. The opinions and text are all mine.