What’s the organizational structure?
Action Sports Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)3 charitable organization, with “ASF Adaptive Sports” being our adaptive sports division, and “Kite4Life” being our wind and watersports division. This organizational structure enables us to serve the community across several sport groups.
What programs and services does it provide?
Action Sports Foundation provides several key services to the action sports community, in both able-bodied sports and adaptive sports for the disabled community. ASF Adaptive Sports primary focus is to provide adaptive sports training, education, and action sport-based events that bring together the public and the disabled community.
We offer 8-12 WCMX/ Adaptive Skateboarding Clinics per year, with ongoing adaptive sports training with our partners. Our Adaptive Sports Jam had an approximate attendance of 350 people.
Our Disability Awareness/Share The Skate demonstrations with local schools introduces adaptive sports to kids, reaching up to 300 school-aged kids to teach them about disabilities.
ASF Adaptive Sports is also a proud supporter at many of our sponsor events throughout the year, including SBACFL Walk n Roll, Transformed MLK Day, and various Veteran appreciation events.
Kite4Life is our wind and watersports division whose primary focus is youth-oriented kite clinics, and community-driven environmental action, such as a beach cleanup event.
Learn more about ASF Adaptive Sports and Kite4Life events and clinics on our website.
Who benefits from the organization’s work?
Our wide range of action sports events, clinics, and programs reaches much of the general public in both sports training, and volunteer opportunities. We bring the community together to see the positive, healthy lifestyle that action sports offers. We work with the best instructors and athletes in various sports to offer sports programs that are focused on safety, preventing injuries, and fun.
What’s our service area?
Action Sports Foundation is a Florida-based 501(c)3 charitable organization based in the Tampa Bay area of West Central Florida. Our primary areas of operation include Tampa, St. Petersburg, Lakeland, Orlando, and Gulf Beaches.
What does it mean to be a 501(c)(3) organization?
Being “501(c)(3)” means that a particular nonprofit organization has been approved by the Internal Revenue Service as a tax-exempt, charitable organization and operates in accordance with those laws. “Charitable” is broadly defined as being established for purposes that are religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering of national or international amateur sports, or prevention of cruelty to animals and children.
What benefit does being 501(c)(3) offer my nonprofit and its contributors?
One of the primary benefits of being tax-exempt under IRC Section 501(c)(3) is the ability to accept contributions and donations that are tax-deductible to the donor. Additional benefits include, but are not limited to:
* Exemption from federal and/or state corporate income taxes
* Possible exemption from state sales and property taxes (varies by state)
* Ability to apply for grants and other public or private allocations available only to IRS-recognized, 501(c)(3) organizations
* Potentially higher thresholds before incurring federal and/or state unemployment tax liabilities
* The public legitimacy of IRS recognition
* Discounts on US Postal bulk-mail rates and other services
What is the ASF Mission? Why do we exist?
The mission of ASF is to promote responsibility and goodwill throughout the community through the platform of action sports. Our primary focus is providing public education, establishing youth, adaptive, and environmental programs, and serving as a resource to action sports athletes, local organizations, and industry.
What’s our history? When was it founded?
Action Sports Foundation began on the beaches of St. Petersburg, Florida among a group of local kiteboarders from Tampa Bay Kiteboarding Association, established in 2005. At the time, we were active doing beach cleanups and working to establish a solid relationship with Pinellas County park officials. Our community-oriented events were a huge hit, and we knew we had to take our small association to the next level and become a bonafide organization.
We chose Action Sports Foundation to be the “hub” organization of Kite4Life and ASF Adaptive Sports to serve as a resource to a broad range of sports, athletes, and related industries.
Who’s on the board of directors?
Our board consist of