Better Banking for the Lyons Township Boys Water Polo Team

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Lyons Township Boys Water Polo Team
Meet Michele

Co-President
Lyons Township Boys Water Polo Team

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Collected

$20K

Where the Lyons Township Boys Water Polo Team started

When Michele co-inherited the responsibility of running her son’s water polo team, she knew she wanted to run it better than those before her. 

The previous presidents ran the team out of their personal bank accounts and relied on Zelle and Venmo to collect payments from members. 

Running the club this way presented several issues:

  • Hard to track team and personal funds when intermingled in one account
  • No visibility for the co-president into the team funds
  • Several members did not feel comfortable either using Venmo or Zelle
  • Money collected from Venmo or Zelle was hard to track 

Michele searched for a solution where her sports team could have an affordable, digital-first dedicated team bank account with payment collection and spending capabilities.

And that’s when she found Crowded!

How Crowded provided the Lyons Township Boys Water Polo Team with a secure financial solution

A Dedicated Sports Team Bank account*

Michele was glad to have a separate bank account* for their sports team. All invoices and payments are in the club’s name, and she has no personal liability. They use their Crowded account as they would use any other checking account, sending and depositing checks, sending and receiving ACH transfers, and generally keeping track of their team’s funds.

Last year, the team was run out of a personal checking account - which was a nightmare. When I took over as president, I knew there had to be a better businesses out there. Luckily we found Crowded, who we used for our dues collections, spending and banking! I’m trying to get the swim team to use Crowded because there's definitely value in it

Centralized payment collections

The Lyons Township Boys Water Polo Team can only do their activities by collecting money from their members. They use Crowded Collect to neatly collect money for team fees, their end-of-year banquet, coaches' gifts, t-shirts, and especially for their pre-game pasta parties 🍝

The collection links are shared through a QR code at parent meetings for quick and easy payment. Parents especially appreciate making their payments to the team through Crowded as there is no app download required, it's payable by credit card, and more secure than Zelle or Venmo.