The Apprentice Athletic Club was formed in 1985 to provide an organization for the advancement of apprentice athletics.
Membership in the club is open to everyone. There are no requirements or restrictions, nor do new members have to be sponsored.
Dues are $25 for single memberships and $35 for family memberships and it goes to help support Apprentice School athletics.
Club events include a pre-game cookout during football season, winter open house at a basketball game and a wrestling match.
Each year club members will host hospitality events for Apprentice athletic teams, sponsor special activity events for traveling teams. The Club annually makes contributions to support Apprentice Athletic Department needs.
Membership entitles members to admission at all regularly scheduled home athletic contests and participation in all club functions.
Admission to all home football games, normally priced at $25, makes your membership in the Apprentice Athletic Club a truly outstanding value.
Just print the application and return it with your year's dues.
Purpose and Objectives
This organization exists for the purpose of promoting and supporting the inter-collegiate athletic programs of The Apprentice School in a manner consistent with the educational mission of the institution, the objectives of the school's administration, and the regulations of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) governing such activity.
The organization provides a vehicle for organizing and directing the efforts of; alumni of the school, employees of Newport News Shipbuilding, and anyone who wishes to lend personal support to strengthen Apprentice School athletics.
Objectives of the organization include the following:
A. To stimulate increased attendance at all Apprentice School sports activities through encouraging personal attendance of members and their families, and through individual and organizational efforts to encourage the attendance of others.
B. To provide information to Club members and the general public regarding Apprentice School athletic programs, schedules, and contest results.
C. To enhance the encouragement and recognition of students who participate in the school's intercollegiate athletic program.
D. To provide the additional personnel and other resources necessary to support the Apprentice School administration's goal of providing hospitality, information, and services to visiting teams, media representatives, officials, fans, and Apprentice School teams, equal to or better than the levels provided by host schools in NCAA Division III.
E. To sponsor activities which further such objectives of the school administration as promoting esprit de corps on athletic teams and facilitating the transition of out-of-town students to the school, company, and community.
F. To undertake, as needed, revenue producing projects and programs to provide resources to carry out the Club's objective.
G. To promote, support, and maintain a high standard of integrity and good sports- manship in all aspects of The Apprentice School's athletic programs.
Apprentice Athletic Club Bylaws (Updated 4/10/12)