**** Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse Prior Work Bond Refund Policy for 2020 Season ****
In preparation for a new work bond tracking system, Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse refunded all work bonds on file during the summer of 2019. This was a necessary step to improve internal processes going forward, and additionally we determined some families had been inadvertently registered and played without a work bond. As such, there are a few important policy items that are important for this season. All families are required to have an active work bond (1 per family) on file in order to register and participate in Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse. As all past active/valid work bonds on file have been repaid to families during the summer of 2019, each family will be required to initiate a new work bond in the 2020 season. Historical account charge data on borolax.com was used to determine work bond repayments. If you feel Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse made an error in noting your work bond inactive (and thusly did not refund) you can simply email back the original payment confirmation of your work bond you received from borolax.com or any other valid proof of payment and we can correct the status of the work bond. In cases where borolax.com has no historical record of work bond payment and no valid proof of payment is provided the HYL board will not be able to provide this reimbursement and a new work bond will be required for the 2020 season.
It takes significant time, energy and funding to support the Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse program (HYL). The program registration fee does not cover the costs to run the program. The primary source of operating income is derived through sales at the concession stand during our tournaments as well as the sales of lacrosse apparel, so HYL requires each player's parents volunteer their time during our home tournaments and games. This approach will equally distribute the responsibility to all members of the organization for raising funds to support the program.
Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse requires a $200 refundable work bond deposit per family. Each family is required to volunteer a minimum of 4 hours in support of the organization during our tournaments. Their volunteer time must include 2 hours in the concession stand. Other volunteer needs are tournament set-up/clean-up, apparel sales, parking, etc. There are numerous opportunities for parents to fulfill their work bond obligations. It is also requested that families split their 4 hour volunteer shifts across the tournament weekends. Board members, coaches & committee heads are not exempt from this requirement.
At the end of the season, all families that have completed the required volunteer hours and returned all loaned equipment (Grades 1-2) will have their work bond refunded. Failure to return all loaned equipment by the end of the season or failure by the parent to fulfill their work bond obligation will result in forfeiture of the work bond deposit. Having all families opt in and actively volunteer is preferable, but it is also possible to immediately opt out of volunteering and forfeit the work bond. This allows us to deploy those funds against the required work. Given that, all volunteer hours are very closely logged by the Hillsborough Youth Lacrosse Board to ensure work bond refunds/forfeitures are appropriately accounted for.