I have always thought that setting up some gates (perhaps dual sets for head to head) and charging a small fee for use would be a good way to generate some funding. (yeah I know, stupid Liability
The times could be posted and kept track of as a contest for the day.
This would generate income (granted not much income) and expose people directly to the sport of racing.
Perhaps this can be expanded into a media race, getting air time on radio and TV.
What about Corporate sponsorship. Hockey teams get money to have a company logo on their jerseys, Why not the same thing on the warm up coats, coaches jackets, Race Pinnies, or even the gate banners.
Additional sponsoship for stickers to go on skis and helmets?
I hate to corprately commercialize the sport but it does cost alot of money to run race programs and oil companies can't say they haven't got extra cash to spend on the community in Alberta.
Also work with the kids
in the program and let them design some cool T shirts and Hoodies and have them for sale at the hill or at races.
What about 50 / 50 draws at the races?
What about meat or grocery draws at the races? (no need for refrigeration
thats all I have for now.