We have 16 amazing charities to choose from and believe every Team Sponsor is worthy of your efforts, but we understand that there might be several players or teams who would prefer to play for the same specific charity. Since we are growing this year and have a lot of teams returning, I thought it would be helpful to outline exactly how the teams are being assigned this season. Because we have more full teams returning, the priority system is a little more complicated this year.
Team Assignments will be determined in the following order:
- Previous Year’s Team Renews. If a group played for a particular charity last season and brings back at least half of the same group, they will have first priority to retain their previous Charity. This priority expires on 3/1, at which time the team becomes available to outside Players.
- New Teams. If a Group signs up to play for a brand new Team Sponsor (eg. NCFFF, C2C), it is first come, first serve. Unless 9+ Free Agents have already signed up for their Team, these Teams are taken as soon as a Group pays for them.
- Order of Registration. If you sign up first, you win any tie-breakers against anyone else that may be competing for the same roster spot.
- Groups Stay Together. Because we prioritize keeping your Group together, your Team Assignment may be forced based on other Group registrations. Your Group will always play together, but may be assigned to different teams to balance rosters.
- Male / Female Balance. If necessary, Teams may be cut off from adding either Males or Females. The goal is to have 10 Males and 6 Females per team.
That covers the basics, but we’re glad to answer any questions about Team Assignments by contacting us here. There is probably going to be a bit of wiggle room and compromise within this structure, so hopefully we make a fun and balanced league.
Regardless of how the Teams play on the field, here is a description of the causes we are helping through our 16 local non-profit Sponsors:
- Animals: Hope Animal Rescue, committed to improving the lives of abandoned animals in North Carolina.
- Environment: Don’t Waste Durham, creates solutions that prevent trash at its source.
- Food: PORCH-Durham, provides food to those children most in need.
- Firefighters: North Carolina Fallen Firefighter Foundation, leads the effort to remember North Carolina’s fallen firefighters and their families.
- Healthcare: Josh’s Hope, serves ages 18-35 who live with mental health conditions and/or struggle with a substance disorder.
- Housing: Families Moving Forward, provides families with children a stable, safe and loving environment.
- Housing: Housing for New Hope, mission to prevent and end homelessness.
- Music: Kidznotes, pre-K through 12th grade out-of-school musical program.
- Poverty: CPCANC, assists low-income families and individuals, including the working poor.
- Schools: Shepard Magnet Middle School, provides a premiere educational environment where all students acquire knowledge, skills, and values necessary to live enriched lives.
- Senior Citizens: Meals on Wheels of Durham, enhances the quality of life for seniors and people with disabilities.
- Special Needs: Miracle League of the Triangle, positive experiences for children and adults with special needs.
- Teachers: Crayons2Calculators, provides Durham teachers with the supplies they need for classroom success.
- Veterans: Vets to Vets United, significantly improve a veteran’s life by providing companionship.
- Youth (Boys): South Durham Little League, provides baseball for children between the ages of 4 and 14.
- Youth (Girls): Girls on the Run of the Triangle, positively impacts young girls’ lives.
Good luck to everyone!