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. Please review the options as you must choose from below when registering your athlete:
- Option 1: A $200 refundable work bond deposit
Choose to submit a $200 work bond deposit and receive a refund/rollover if the following requirements are met- completion of the required volunteer hours (4 volunteer spots), return of all player and/or coaches’ uniforms/equipment, and completion of the organization’s required raffle. 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 email@example.com. Refunds must be requested prior to 1st day of practice for the next new season or rolled over when registering your child(ren). Note: Rollover selections made will be verified and if requirements were not met, your account will be charged the required 2021 $200 work bond.
- Option 2: A $150 Work Bond Family "Buy Out"
Choose to pay $150 to avoid having to complete the required volunteer hours. Participation in the mandatory Organization Raffle fundraiser and returning all equipment/uniforms is still REQUIRED.
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 WorkBond 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 WorkBond 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.
The WorkBond is $200 and is required at the time of registration.
Typical Workbond assignments include, but are not limited to the following:
Game Day Volunteers - Include but not limited to the list below:
Work with Committee Chairpersons to prepare for Game Day.
Man the front gate of the field, charge for admission, and stamp hands.
Grill burgers and hot dogs, serve food, snacks, and drinks, and man the cash register.
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.
Ensure only authorized personnel and participants access the enclosed are of the track and field.
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:
To work with coaches to ensure all players receive the appropriate amount of playing time.
Chains and down markers on the home side of the playing field.
Filming the game. Most likely from the press box.
Other Workbond Opportunities will be posted throughout the season:
Family Fun Day
Equipment distribution and return
Practice field maintenance
Families who perform abundant volunteer activities for the organization are typically exempt from Workbond activities (ie board members). They are, however, required to submit the Workbond fee at the time of registration.
At the conclusion of the season, families who have completed their Workbond assignments, or who were exempt from assignments, may either request a refund of their Workbond fee or they may roll their Workbond over to the subsequent season.
To receive proper credit for Workbond 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 Workbond assignments please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All Workbond refund requests must be submitted to the treasurer via email at email@example.com by completing the refund request form prior to 1st day of practice for the next new season, i.e. 08/01/21. All refunds beyond that date will be forfeited.