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WORK BOND POLICY

Work bond Terms and Conditions (aka Work bond Policy):

A work bond is required for every family registered for the upcoming season.  This includes new families, families who received their work bond refund, families that did not fulfill their prior year’s requirements, and families who opted for the Work Bond Buy Out for the prior season.  

A $200 work bond fee is required. You can request a refund at the conclusion of the season if the following requirements must be met: 

  1. completion of 4 volunteer spots

  2. return of all player and/or coaches’ uniforms/equipment

  3. completion of the organization’s required raffle.  

You may choose to opt out of working volunteer hours during registration and forfeit your work bond fee.

All work bond fees must be paid in full by August 1st

Failure to complete all requirements will lead to the surrender of your work bond.  Work bond refund requests can be made by submitting the refund request form to the treasurer via email at treasurer@hillsboroughdukes.com.  Refunds must be requested prior to 1st day of practice for the next new season (for the 2022 season, 08/01/23) or rolled over when registering your child(ren).  Note:  Rollover selections will be verified. If 2021 work bond requirements were not met your account will be charged the required 2022 work bond fee of $200.‚Äč

Home games are one of the biggest revenue-generating activities for our organization. Because the Dukes are a non-profit organization, run solely by volunteers, we depend upon multiple volunteers to organize and successfully manage a game day. The Work bond Program is in place as a means of scheduling our volunteer staff and insuring that enough people are available to complete the number of tasks at hand. A Work bond is a non-interest bearing, one-time payment per family (not per child) that is refundable after a certain amount of volunteer activities are completed by the parents of team members.

Typical Work bond assignments include, but are not limited to the following:

Game Day Volunteers - Include but not limited to the list below: 

Event Set-Up

Work with Committee Chairpersons to prepare for Game Day.

Front Gate

Man the front gate of the field, charge for admission, and stamp hands.

Concessions

Grill burgers and hot dogs, serve food, snacks, and drinks, and man the cash register.

50/50 Lottery

Circulate the stands (home and visitor side) and sell lottery tickets.  The proceeds are then divided 50% to the winner and 50% to the Dukes organization.

Security

Ensure only authorized personnel and participants access the enclosed are of the track and field. 

Event Clean-Up

Collect garbage from through-out the field area, clean up the concession stand, and help breakdown and stow the field equipment.

Sideline Volunteers - Include but not limited to the list below: 

Play Counter

To work with coaches to ensure all players receive the appropriate amount of playing time. 

Chains

Chains and down markers on the home side of the playing field.

Game Video

Filming the game. Most likely from the press box. 

Other Work bond Opportunities will be posted throughout the season:

Family Fun Day

Picture Day

Equipment distribution and return

Practice field maintenance 


Families who perform abundant volunteer activities for the organization are typically exempt from work bond activities (ie board members). They are, however, required to submit the work bond fee at the time of registration.

At the conclusion of the season, families who have completed their work bond assignments, or who were exempt from assignments, may either request a refund of their work bond fee or they may roll their work bond over to the subsequent season.  

To receive proper credit for work bond activities, you must sign in on the designated sign in sheet. For game days, that can be found at the concession stand. 

If you have any questions about your work bond assignments please contact corresponding@hillsboroughdukes.com

All work bond refund requests must be submitted to the treasurer via email at treasurer@hillsboroughdukes.com by completing the refund request form prior to 1st day of practice for the next new season, i.e. 08/01/22. All refunds beyond that date will be forfeited.