Fundraising with Aramark

Aramark at FirstEnergy Stadiums

If your non-profit organization is looking to make a difference and contribute to the exceptional fan experience at FirstEnergy Stadium WHILE FUNDRAISING, we would love to hear from you! Each season, we contract with non-profit organizations to operate certain concession stands as a means of raising funds for their group. It serves as an alternative to traditional fundraising like car washes and bake sales while developing teamwork and camaraderie in an exciting atmosphere. In 2019, the last time we hosted full capacity of fans, FirstEnergy Stadium paid out over 1.1 million dollars to local nonprofit groups like youth sports, churches, college fraternities/sororities, animal shelters, civic groups, and more!

Aramark is actively seeking Non-Profit Organizations to operate concessions at FirstEnergy Stadium for all home games and other exciting major events. Your group earns a flat rate (starting rates per person $75.00 – $150.00 depending on the number of volunteers and location) or 10% commissions, whichever is greater.

We supply the location, the product, the advertisements, uniforms, and even the customers!

Requirements

  • Groups are required to take inventory of their stand, prepare the food items, and then sell them to our fans. At the end of the event, a final inventory must be taken to determine what was sold. Groups must then count the money they have taken in, and clean the stand so it is ready for the next event.
  • Volunteers must be at least 16 years old to work in a concession stand, 18 years old to work grills, fryers, and steamers, and 19 years old to sell alcohol. All stands sell alcohol so you must be prepared to have enough volunteers over the age limit to sell the beer.
  • Non-Profit Tax-Exempt Status – Groups must certify that they are a not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization as defined in Section 501 (C) of the Internal Revenue Code.
  • Commitment – Additional rewards, financial donations awarded to those who can commit 10+ volunteers for all 10+ Cleveland Browns Games. We will still be happy to have your group on board to fundraise even if you cannot make the 10 game commitment.

Duties

  • Cashiers – the cash registers are user-friendly, even for volunteers who have never operated one before. In our training classes, we provide training on cash registers to ensure all volunteers are comfortable with them on game day. Cashiers must be 19 years of age or older.
  • Cooks – are responsible for cooking the correct amount of food based on projections. Additionally, they must ensure correct temperatures and adhere to all food safety standards.
  • Runners – fill popcorn machine and nacho trays, and stock cash registers with cups. In the back, runners are wrapping hot dogs, cooking pretzels, and doing other tasks to keep the stand functioning. These roles can easily be filled with minors (16 years old minimum) if groups have any available.

Training

  • There will be Alcohol Training Class, followed by concessions stand training. These training classes are provided to ensure that your group is properly trained in all the tasks they must accomplish so that when game day arrives everyone is comfortable with their assigned roles.
  • Training managers and supervisors are a big part of our program and will be on the floor to assist with all functions on game days

For a minimal commitment, your group can take its fundraising to a new level in a fun and exciting environment! Please contact us with any questions you might have regarding this exciting opportunity.

See below for contact options for Krystle Sparks / Director of Community Partnerships