Yep, printed shirts are cheaper. Ours are embroidered. That's why they cost more and have a minimum.
Appreciate the message though.
Ok, if the consensus is to have an embroidered shirts, why not just do a run once a month as there are places like this, https://www.corporatecasuals.com/articles/embroidered_shirts.aspx
that will do embroidered shirts with no minimum and there are plenty of places like that. To me I think what would be good is have one polo shirt embroidered option and then have a long and short sleeve t-shirt option and just list the price say $10 minimum donation on top of the cost for you to print.
Since there are so many places that will do no minimum you could do this easily. Yes they will give you a dollar or two discount based on quantity but you do not need to worry about that as you just list the price at the higher price and the more ordered every run is more dollars donated to GTA. This way you do not need to worry about a minimum order amount as these places do not care and then it us up to GTA members to buy more every run. You can make the run monthly or every other month, etc. Even if you only have a few orders which is doubtful GTA still makes money as a donation, you never are at risk since so many shops will do it with no minimum. Then you do not need to wait for some event but rather just make it say every other month and see how many you get to see if you need to go monthly, etc.