Group Fundraising Opportunities

AVI Foodsystems, Inc. is the official food and beverage operator for the Huntington Center, home of the Toledo Walleye. We are pleased to provide non-profit organizations with an exciting way to raise funds for their cause. We are looking for friendly, hard-working volunteers to work the concession stands and portables during the games. If your group or organization would like to be a part of an exciting atmosphere while earning fundraising dollars, this is a great opportunity for you.

AVI Foodsystems provides your organization with all the tools they need to be successful. We provide you with training, supervision, a meal, uniforms and a percentage of the sales. Your group provides us with hardworking, enthusiastic individuals with positive attitudes to give our guests first class customer service.

Group Eligibility/Commitment

  • The group must comply with all laws governing fundraising activities, AVI Foodsystems policies, Huntington Center, and SMG rules.
  • Group must supply their Non-Profit State Tax Identification Number on their signed service group agreement prior to participation.
  • Group must commit to work at least ten events and attend required training sessions before they work their first event. 
  • AVI Foodsystems insists that group leader(s) read the Service Group Agreement and all group members read the Guidelines for Groups Booklet before they sign the service group waiver form.
  • Group members must be at least 16 years old to volunteer and 19 years or older to serve beer.
  • The non-profit group is responsible for its own insurance requirements in all areas. Any and all insurance coverage for group members is the sole responsibility of the group.

Staffing

Fundraising opportunities are available for groups ranging in size from 6 people to as many as 30 people. 

Please remember that it is very important that all groups meet minimum staffing levels to ensure first class customer service to our guests. AVI Foodsystems will deduct $25.00 for each member that you are short. All group members must be at least 16 years old to volunteer and they must be 19 years old or older to serve beer.

Stands and portables must be cleaned and organized thoroughly after every event. Groups will be charged a $50.00 cleaning fee for any past event cleaning that is considered excessive.

Group Commission

  • 9% of net food sales
  • 8% of net beer sales

Training

AVI Foodsystems supplies training to all group members to ensure proper management of the concession locations. We also supply your group with the tools they need to make their fundraising experience at the Huntington Center a success. This training is mandatory. Training will cover the following:

Hands On Training:

  • Inventory Procedures
  • Cash Handling
  • Food Preparation
  • Alcohol Service
  • Customer Service / Service Effective Training

Uniform Policy

All group members must wear the following:

  • Black, navy or khaki pants (no jeans)
  • Closed toe, comfortable shoes (no high heels); everyone must wear socks.
  • Collared plain navy, white, or black shirt
  • AVI Foodsystems provides smock and hats (a Walleye hat may be worn in place of provided hat)

Click here to download the signup sheet