I9 Sports Association-Chapter 83 Inc
6371 BUSINESS BLVD Ste 200
SARASOTA FL 34240-8481
Mission
Our mission is to promote youth athletic participation, provide financial assistance to boys and girls who cannot otherwise afford to participate in athletic activities and educate the public on the health and wellness benefits of athletic participation. 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Larry Jackson
Board Chair Larry Jackson
Board Chair Affiliation President
General Info
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2014
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes Feb 2018
Financial Summary
 
 
IRS Letter of Determination
Name
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
FlyerView
Impact Statement
2015/2016 accomplishments: 
1. i9 Sports Association- Chapter 83 gave out 34 scholarships in 2016 to kids in need to play sports throughout the year. 
2. Donated equipment and jersey's to many Elementary Schools across Manatee/Sarasota County that couldn't afford to purchase their own equipment.
3. Provided After School Programs. 
4. Made venue changes/improvements to better serve the community.
5. Added a venue in North Port for flag football and soccer programs due to a lack of available programs and resources in the North Port area.
 
2017 Goals:
1. Receive funding to provide youth athletics/education to over 75 kids.
2. Add additional venues to provide programs in Palmetto.
3. Increase the number of after school programs that are grant funded and offered to youth who are unable to afford after school activities. 
Needs Statement
In order to provide the best programs and services possible to the largest number of youth possible, i-9 Sports Association has the following needs:
1. Grants to enable 75 children throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties to participate in sports programs: $11,925  
2. Jerseys for 75 children: $1,040.90
3. Materials, venue fees, and other resources for After School Programs/Clinics/Leagues: $10,000
4. Volunteer recruitment and retention: $7500
Background Statement
i9 Sports has been providing youth sports, leagues, camps, clinics, after school programs, education and leadership skills throughout Manatee/Sarasota Counties since 2006. 
 
In 2011, the process of creating i9 Sports Association Chapter 83 as a public nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization to help us expand our reach and functionality in other areas of our community. In September of 2014, our 501(c)(3) was approved by the IRS.
Since then, i9 Sports Association Chapter 83 has been positively impacting the lives of children who could not afford to participate in youth sports-related educational programs.
Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Manatee, Sarasota, Venice, North Port
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Secondary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
"Be a game changer." This applies not only to the actual games, but to the lives of the children i9 reaches throughout Manatee and Sarasota Counties. I started i9 Sports back in 2006 as a coach in the league for my son who was 6 years old at the time. I was immediately impassioned by what i9 Sports is all about to the families. In 2011, Angie and I founded the nonprofit association because it was clearly evident that this was about something more than just a sports league. Its about teaching our young people about life and how to live life with great character even in the face of disappointing or difficult circumstances. We teach kids every week about a different sportsmanship values that are applicable to there life both in and out of the sports arena. We reward the value winners each week with a medal to help them recognize how great it is live by the character trait they learned. Every season we are touched by the significant impact we have had in the lives of the kids, parents or sometimes entire families. Now, not only have we been able to positively impact the life of my son and the kids on my team(s) but through the help of the many coaches, parents and volunteers, we now positively impact the lives of over 3000 kids and families every year. 
With the help and support of some funding we can reach families and kids including those in demographics that historically could not have participated due to the costs.  
 
Thank you for your consideration in helping us to positively impact the lives of kids and families in Manatee and Sarasota counties.
 
Larry Jackson 
Programs
Description i9 Sports offers youth sports leagues, camps, and clinics for boys and girls between the ages of 3-15 in today’s most popular kids team sports. We offer flag football, soccer, basketball, baseball, and cheer leading in Manatee and Sarasota counties. We have programs year round to choose from and offering all sports, all seasons. We give out scholarships and grants to kids who can't afford the amount for the season. i9 Sports strives to help all kids succeed in life through sports, even if they can't afford it. 
Budget $29,425
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Recreation & Sports, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) Children Only (5 - 14 years) Families
Short Term Success i9 Sports strive to teach kids the fundamental skills of each sport while having fun and being safe. We will build up their confidence and teach kids all about good sportsmanship in life lessons through sports. Also i9 Sports kids make healthier kids. Kids participating in i9 Sports programs receive weekly exercises that encourages fitness and a healthy lifestyle.
Long Term Success "Approximately 50-60% of children quit sports by age 12, blaming lack of playing time, a dislike of the coach, too much competition and pressure and that it's no longer fun" According to Sports Illustrator. i9 Sports is providing kids a positive atmosphere focused on fun versus winning. i9 Sports helps players grow into confident and successful members of our community. We are helping kids succeed in life through sports.
Program Success Monitoring
The Listen 360 Survey is a prime example of how i9 Sports monitors our programs. Everyone that participates in our programs has the opportunity to fill out a Listen 360 Survey. These surveys report statistics and trends within our organization so that we always have our finger on the pulse of our successes and our areas for improvement. 
 
The scoring system used by Listen 360 is unique and interesting but the important thing is to make sure the score is always improving.
here are the scores from 2015 vs 2016
 
Manatee            2015       2016
Winter               46%        40%
Spring               38%       56%
Summer            86%       90%
Fall                   52%       38%
 
Sarasota          2015       2016
Winter            47%        44%
Spring            39%        19%
Summer         47%        94%
Fall                33%        38%
Program Success Examples
Throughout each season i9 Sports provides consumers a survey through a third party program called Listen 360. The surveys provide a process to have our participating parents tell us what they think of the i9 Sports Programs. i9 Sports does this each season because we want to know if programs are doing well or if they need some extra support. We receive hundreds of responses but below are a few examples from some of our parents and coaches.
 
"You have a great program. You teach sportsmanship above winning and the value of team above personal success. My son has been playing for 4 years, since he was 6 years old. He has learned to practice hard and have fun. These is the most important principles for his age" Anita M.
 
"After several seasons of flag football and soccer coaching, it is the i9 Sports' organizational talents, weekly program execution and experienced referees that set the stage for great game play ! i9 handles the organization and establishes the rules, thereby allowing the dedicated i9 volunteer Coaches to focus fully on team building, skill development and ..... FUN for the kids." Coach Tim
 
"Very organized, positive people, my son is 13 and has played flag football every year since he was in first grade and I can honestly say that this program was by far the best experience he and parents have had." Cheryl V.
 
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Larry Jackson
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email larry.jackson@i9sports.com
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 201
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Collaborations
Strong partnerships have been built with schools in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, the Imagine School, and Montessori schools to enable disadvantaged youth to have access to after school programs and sports-related programs. The i9 Sports Association and Josh Provides work together to educate parents about their epileptic child and sports. Many parents have the mistaken impression that sports are too dangerous for their epileptic child. Sports are an important part of a child's life and most kids with epilepsy do just fine with sports.
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years 3
Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2016
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Comments
Management Comments by Organization i9 Sports Association is in need of additional leadership and management level volunteers. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Larry Jackson
Company Affiliation President
Board Term Sept 2011 to Jan 2018
Board Chair Email larry.jackson@i9sports.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Jenna Berquist Secretary
Larry Jackson Franchise Owner
Angie Jackson Franchise Owner
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 3
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 1
Female 2
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits 99
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 5
Board Meeting Attendance % 100
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2017
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $6,612.00
Projected Expenses $3,778.00
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Campaign Dates 0 to 0
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
IRS Form 990s
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$3,778($525)($500)
Administration Expense$600$587$1,025
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.5133.870.00
Program Expense/Total Expenses86%0%0%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%--
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$0$0$0
Current Assets$0$0$0
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$0$0$0
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountSponsorships $4,410Contributions, gifts, grants $2,1000 $0
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $1,7390 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountVendor Commissions $3450 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation N/A
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets------
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization The financial challenges we face are balancing the number of children and families that cannot afford the sports and educational services with what we are able to provide. Yet sometimes, these are the youth who need them the most. We are spread very thin trying to help as many families as we can. The program costs limit our ability to help more youth.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from unaudited compilations.  No balance sheet information has been provided.
Nonprofit I9 Sports Association-Chapter 83 Inc
Address 6371 BUSINESS BLVD Ste 200
SARASOTA, FL 34240 8481
Phone 941 312-2400 105

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