American Kayaking Association acquires their 501(c)(3) non-profit certification from the IRS, allowing them to be able to accept tax deductible donation and other community support.
Columbus, OH (1888PressRelease) November 14, 2016 - The American Kayaking Association (AKA) is proud to announce its formal recognition as a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization per the Internal Revenue Service. This new status empowers the AKA to expand its mission as we build heathier lives and strengthen our local communities.
This past summer, The American Kayaking Association was invited to participate in numerous charitable events such as Kayak for A Cure and the Nationwide Children's Hospital Great Columbus Duck Race & Run, fundraisers aimed at treating, curing and preventing childhood diseases. Working in conjunction with these charitable entities, raising both funds and awareness, it quickly became apparent to the AKA the vast need as well as the role our organization can play to better serve the members of our community thus compelling us to become a non-profit.
Additionally, the AKA, with the help of many wonderful volunteers, has acted as water safety patrol for local events such as The Asian Dragon Boat Festival and the Columbus Arts & Crafts Festival. Aside from our charitable affiliations, one of our most prestigious honors was given when asked to act as patrol for the amazing men and women of the Ironman Triathlon Competition.
Without a doubt, the AKA is dedicated to helping individuals in need and to increase education and awareness in order to better serve our local communities. With that said, it remains the American Kayaking Association's primary focus to provide the most current and relevant information regarding the sport of kayaking. As stated by Sami Spiezio, AKA's spokesperson and president, "However, nothing compares to the opportunities the AKA has had to work with the Adaptive Adventures in our community. Leading us to our next goal of providing easy accessible watercraft management systems."
The American Kayaking Association was founded 2009 in order to better serve their communities by providing more accessible waterway and conservation workshops geared toward each unique environment, consequently creating awareness, stewardship, and economic growth within the community.