IFPA Articles of Incorporation

A U.S. 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Corporation

ONE: The name of this corporation is International Footbag Players' Association, Incorporated.

TWO: This corporation is a nonprofit public benefit corporation and is not organized for the private gain of any person. It is organized as a tax-exempt, charitable non-profit organization, under Article 501(c)(3) of the United States Internal Revenue Code, as well as under the California Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law for public and charitable purposes.

The specific purpose of this corporation is to promote the growth of footbag play as a lifetime recreation and a competitive sport across the world. To achieve this purpose, the International Footbag Players' Association, Inc. shall disseminate information to the membership, media, and general public. In addition, the International Footbag Players' Association, Inc. shall further the purposes mentioned by conducting professional and amateur footbag events. Such events shall include, but not be limited to, competitions, festivals, demonstrations, and instructional programs. In furtherance of these main purposes, the following sub-purposes are set forth:

  1. To teach the sport of footbag.

  2. To act as the official representative for International Footbag Players' Association members and other footbag players to other entities seeking to patronize or gain information on the sport.

  3. To foster and conduct international, national, state, regional, and area footbag competitions.

THREE: The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service of process is Julie Symons, 228 Marinda Dr, Fairfax, CA 94930.


(a) This corporation is organized and operated primarily to foster international amateur competition within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(b) Notwithstanding any other provision of these Articles, the corporation shall not carry on any other activities not permitted to be carried on (1) by a corporation exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or (2) by a corporation contributions to which are deductible under Section 170(c)(2) of the Internal Revenue Code.

(c) No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing or distribution of statements) on behalf of, or in opposition to, any candidate for public office.

FIVE: The names and addresses of the persons appointed to act as the initial Directors of this corporation are:

Julie Symons,

Steven L. Goldberg,

Brent Welch,

SIX: The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to educational purposes meeting the requirements of Section 214 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code and no part of the net income or assets of the organization shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person.

On the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment of, or provision for payment of, all debts and liabilities of this corporation, shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation, or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for educational purposes meeting the requirements of Section 214 of the California Revenue and Taxation Code and which has established its tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

A. Members, if any, and directors of this corporation, their number, the manner in which they shall be chosen and removed from office, their qualifications, powers, duties, compensation, tenure of office, the manner of filling vacancies on the Board, and the manner of calling and holding meetings of members and directors, shall be as stated in the Bylaws.

B. Members and directors shall not be liable for dues, assessments, claim, demands or damages arising out of acts or omissions of this corporation or of other members and directors, except as may be required by law.

These Articles of Incorporation of the International Footbag Players' Association, Inc. were originally filed with the State of California in 1994, then amended with the State in 2000. IFPA was granted 501(c)(3) status by the U.S. IRS effective July 2, 2001. For more information, contact any of the current Board of Directors, or see the top-level IFPA home page.

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