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Yukon Freestyle Bingo

The Yukon Freestyle Ski Association runs bingos every Sunday evening at the Elks Hall, as a season fundraiser. We have been running bingos for the past 7 years and it has been essential for keeping freestyle an affordable sport in the Yukon. To run these bingos, we require our athletes and parents to work a set number of bingos, depending on which program the athlete is enrolled in. Working bingos helps to subsidize athlete registration and fundraise for the club.

 

What are the # of required bingos needed for each program?

Fundamentalz Program - 3 Bingos

Jr. Freestylerz Program - 7 Bingos

Sr. Freestylerz Program - 7 Bingos

Development Team - 10 Bingos

 

How does bingo help to subsidize registration and fundraise for the club?

Annual registration is significantly more than what is charged when you register your athlete at the beginning of the season. Each of your allotted bingos worked provides $200 towards your athlete’s registration costs instead of you having to pay that money up front. This money goes toward covering costs such as trampoline facility rent, trampoline facility electricity, administration costs, coaching wages, purchasing equipment and equipment maintenance.

Example:

Sr. Freestylers registration amount is $700 plus 7 bingos. 

Actual registration amount is $2100.

The 7 bingos worked equal $1400 (7 x $200), which is put towards the athletes registration cost for the year.

If the bingos are not worked, the family is responsible for paying the full registration amount owed. 

Should your athlete work more than his/hers required bingo allotment, the $200 for registration is given to the club, but the athlete still receives the $75 athlete credit.

 

What is the breakdown for registration and bingo subsidy?

 

What if I don’t want to work bingos?

We have provided registration prices this year that reflect the option of paying the full amount instead of working bingos. Please see program costs on the drop-down menu on the home page.

 

How does bingo benefit the individual athletes?

For every bingo worked for or by an athlete, $75 credit is also attached to the athlete’s freestyle account. This money can be used for the athlete within the Freestyle Community. Please see the usage list below. This money cannot be taken out in cash.

 

Allowable Bingo Credit Uses:

  • Registration for YFSA programs

  • Registration for YFSA Christmas & Spring Break Camps

  • Summer Ski Camp (Momentum, Maximums, Yukon Freestyle)

  • Athlete training costs within Freestyle Yukon (dryland, head-start-pro, airbag, extra trampoline, summer training, Yukon champs, rail jams)

  • Travel to Freestyle competitions within Canada (flights, accommodations,  food at comps, coaching costs at comps, registration for comp, lift tickets for comp)

 

This money cannot be taken out in cash.

 

How do I use my bingo credits? 

You will be required to pay up-front for the items you wish to purchase, and then submit a receipt for reimbursement to YFSA. Receipts will not be accepted after 60 days. It is the responsibility of the parent/athlete to make sure the purchase is on the accepted uses of funds list and to have the original receipt.

 

Credits will not be released without the submission of the original receipt.

To submit receipt by email, please use yukonfreeski@gmail.com

 

How many bingo credits does my athlete have in his/her account?

Last updated on April 22, 2024

 

Can bingo credits be used in advance?

Unfortunately, YFSA cannot advance bingo credits to athletes. You can only use credits you have already earned

 

What happens to my bingo credits if my athlete quits Yukon Freestyle?

If your athlete does not stay with the club but has bingo credits, the athlete’s credits are donated to the club and will be used to help pay for coaching fees, trampoline room rent, etc. Bingo credits are non-transferable.

 

What if I don’t work my allotted number of bingos?

You have from July 1st (annual registration due date) to June 30th of the following year to work your athlete’s allotted amount of bingos. If you have not worked all of the allotted number of bingos by June 30th, an invoice will be emailed or mailed to you with the remaining amount you must pay for registration.

What if I ‘no-show’ for a bingo I was scheduled to work?

The YFSA asks that you or your athlete try not to no-show, as it is hard to find last minute coverage. You will receive an invoice for the missed bingo at the end of the season.

 

What do I need to know about working a YFSA Sunday evening bingo?

  • Bingo is on Sunday evenings at the Elks Hall on Hawkins Street

  • A bingo shift starts at 3:30pm and ends between 8:30pm and 8:45pm

  • All bingo workers must be at least 12 years old, unless working with a parent (which only counts as one bingo)

  • If you cancel a bingo shift, it is your responsibility for finding a replacement or you will be charged for the no-show

  • Bring food, water and walking shoes for your bingo shift

  • No cell phones are allowed on the floor, while working bingos

  • Breaks must be taken at opposite times as other floor worker, and not during any bingo intermissions

 

What are the types of bingo positions?

 

Bingo Floor Worker

  • Walks around on the floor selling bonanza tickets to the bingo players

    • Bonanza are $2 per card

  • Is comfortable doing simple math (addition and subtraction)

  • Verifies winning cards (needs loud voice)

  • Hands out prizes that are won

  • Collects worst cards and hands them into caller

  • Collect game sheets during the last 30 minutes of bingo

  • Collect monthly draw names to put in bin

  • Cleans games sheets during last 30 minutes of bingo

  • Dumps blue bins full of bingo cards into clear garbage bags and brings them to shed at the end of the night

  • Helps clean up after bingo

  • Earns $200 towards athlete registration and $75 into the athlete’s account

 

Assistant Banker

  • Sells early birds & double action with banker from 4:00pm to 5:30pm

  • Assist banker with rolling coins, and bundling bills  after selling cards is done

  • Assist banker with paying out early birds & double action 

  • Joins the floor walkers after double action game is done

  • Must be comfortable counting by 2’s and doing math under some pressure

  • Able to work  in fast paced environment

  • Earns $200 towards athlete registration and $75 into the athlete’s account

  

  **Should have previous bingo shift experience**

Bingo Banker

  • Sells bingo packs to all the bingo players (regular games, loonie and toonie games, worst card game)

  • Does Cash in and Cash out and bingo deposit

  • Keeps track of all winnings and records into computer

  • Counts out prizes to be handed out

  • Confirms positive wins with caller according to bingo series numbers

  • Preps the cards in advance prior to Sunday’s bingo (1 hr)

  • Earns $200 towards athlete registration and $150 into the athlete’s account

           

  **Requires Training & needs previous bingo shift experience**

 

Bingo Caller

  • Inputs card series and lot numbers into the computer

  • Pulls bonanza bingo balls prior to bingo starting

  • Calls all bingo games throughout the night (early birds, double action, regular games, bonanzas, loonie and toon numbers)

  • Calls all breaks, door prizes and sticks to the calling schedule

  • Confirms all bingo wins against bingo card series in with the computer

  • Confirms worst card numbers

  • Has the authority if there are any discrepancies

  • Sells bonanza before bingo starts, while bingo players are buying cards

  • Earns $200 towards athlete registration and $150 into the athlete’s account

       

    **Requires Training & needs previous bingo shift experience**

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