Fundraiser – Musical Chairs

Fundraiser Idea for nonprofit Local Museum or Library

Host a Musical Chairs Event for Nonprofit

Musical Chairs Fundraising Event – A giant game of musical chairs in Colorado Springs, CO is raising money to fund a Head Start program decimated by budget cuts. Tickets for the largest game of musical chairs are $25 each and business sponsors have already purchased 330 of the hand-painted chairs at $500 each.

Musical Chairs: In a circle, arrange chairs facing outward to total one fewer than the number of players. An additional player needs to be in charge of the music. When the music starts, the players walk around the chairs. When the music stops, players sit down in the nearest chair as soon as they can. The one player who does not have a chair is out. One of the chairs is then removed, and the game continues in this manner. The player that sits in the final chair is the winner. This game is traditionally played inside, but it can also be played outside with outdoor furniture and a portable music player.

Equipment: Music player or person making music, chairs.