Manasota Lacrosse Club Inc dba Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club
5020 CLARK ROAD NO 130
SARASOTA FL 34233-3231
Mission
The Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club, is dedicated to providing a positive experience for the seasoned lacrosse enthusiast; while creating a fun and educational environment for the beginner and those still developing their skills.  The Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club offers fun, developmental and competitive lacrosse opportunities year-around.
 

Values

  • Positive teaching, coaching and mentoring children centered in lacrosse tradition and fundamental lacrosse skills 
  • Honor
  • Respect
  • Teamwork
  • Physical and Mental Fortitude
  • Effective and Efficient Communication 
Leadership
CEO/Executive Director James Carver
Board Chair James Carver
Board Chair Affiliation Landmark Landscape
General Info
Organization DBA
DBA
0
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2012
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2017
State Registration Yes 0
Financial Summary
 
 
Projected Revenue $103,047.00
Projected Expenses $119,225.00
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Impact Statement
Top 5 Accomplishments From Past Year/Season: 1. In 2017 we fielded two 10U boys teams (one more advanced team and one developmental team), for a total of 43 boys, up 23 from 2016. Similarly, we fielded two 14U boys teams, for a total of 39, up 25 from 2016. The 14U A team had a win-loss record of 15-2. 2. In 2017 we fielded one 13U teams of 20 boys whose win-loss record was 15-1. 3. In 2017 we delivered introductory lacrosse education lessons to Island Village Montessori School. 4. In 2017 the Seahawks partnered with the City of Sarasota, Robert L. Taylor Community Complex in the Newtown neighborhood and delivered 10 lacrosse training sessions to the children of the complex's after-school program. 5. In 2017 we implemented the first lacrosse program in the history of the City of Venice, the Venice Summer Lacrosse League Top 5 Organizational Goals for Current Year/Season: 1. Continue to expand the lacrosse offering at the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex. 2. Building off of our 2017 Venice Summer Lacrosse League, we will secure field space in Venice to accommodate our expansion into South County and open registration for Seahawks South for elementary and middle school programs. 3. Supply necessary coaching resources, field equipment and protective loaner equipment needed for South County expansion 4. Train and certify 100% of our Spring coaches through US Lacrosse Coach's Education Program (Level 1, 2 and 3 available) 5. Continue to enhance our financial assistance program to help offset the cost of participation for families of need
Needs Statement
We are currently raising $50,000 to purchase the field and protective equipment needed for our 2017/2017 community outreach goals, the Newtown Lacrosse program continuation and for our expansion into the Venice, FL market. We also wish to send our 2017 Spring coaches to US Lacrosse Coach’s Education Program training to further strengthen the children’s experience.
1.Coach’s training = $300, Box Lacrosse Goals = $579.98, Folding Lacrosse Goals = $1,456, STX Lacrosse Sticks = $1049.70, Reversible Practice Jerseys = $260.70, Warrior Goalie Guards = $200, STX Soft Practice Lacrosse Balls = $59.98, Brine Goalie Lacrosse Sticks = $178, Shield Mouth Guards = $28.50, Cascade Lacrosse Helmets = $199.90, Cascade Goalie Throat Guard = $19.98, Warrior Goalie Lacrosse Compression Shorts with Cup = $118, Case of Balls NOCSAE approved = $164.99.
2.Financial assistance = $15,000
3.Venice expansion = $30,000
Background Statement

Established in 2010, the Manasota Lacrosse Club, Inc. is a 501 (C) (3) non-profit organization. In an effort to achieve brand consistency, MLC is officially doing business as (DBA) the Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club, Inc. and still maintains its 501 (C) (3) status.  The Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club encompasses boys and girls lacrosse opportunities, year-around, for children ages 5 through 17.

Since its inception, the Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club has recruited, trained and maintained a highly qualified coaching staff, with collegiate and post-collegiate lacrosse experience, recreation/youth/middle school/high school/World Team coaching experience, professional personal training experience, and advanced educational degrees.

Today, all of our coaches have up-to-date background screening and most of our coaches are US Lacrosse Coach’s Education Program and Positive Coach’s Alliance certified.  A Board consisting of local business leaders, parents, and lacrosse admirers governs the Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club.  Two of our Board members sit on the Board of the Florida Gulf Coast Chapter of US Lacrosse, the regional Chapter of our National governing body, US Lacrosse.

Areas Served
Areas Served
Area
FL- Manatee
FL- Sarasota
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Secondary Org Type Youth Development
Tertiary Org Type
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Since 2010 the Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club has witnessed tremendous growth within the Club as well as within the sport of lacrosse in our local Sarasota-Bradenton community, in Florida, and across the Country. In 2010 the Seahawks Lacrosse Club had 87 registered members.  In 2016 the club had 244 registered members. 

Over the past three years, members of our coaching staff have volunteered and delivered fundamental lacrosse training lessons to Lakeview Elementary School, Island Village Montessori School, and Sarasota Christian School. 

In 2014, we hired Team USA member and Professional Lacrosse Player for the Florida Launch, Casey Powell to deliver a community outreach clinic.  Casey, along with Seahawks Coaches delivered a free clinic at Riverview High School for over 80 boys and girls. 

Every January we have held our annual pre-season free clinic at Twin Lakes Park to help generate interest in the sport, and to stimulate registrations for our Spring season.  We also held a free clinic at Payne Park, in the City of Sarasota in 2015.  Most recently, we agreed to volunteer our Club’s time and resources to deliver a pilot program of a series of free clinics to the Robert L. Taylor Community Complex, located in Newtown, Sarasota.  These clinics will be held on 3-5 Saturdays in September, October, and November 2016.

In 2015, the Club invested $3,500 to purchase a double axel, covered trailer to store protective and field equipment.  This mobile equipment storage solution allows us to effectively and efficiently store and transport our field equipment and loaner equipment.  One of our most attractive offers to perspective club members is the fact that we offer loaner equipment.  Families appreciate this benefit due to the fact that it can cost over $400 to outfit a boy for lacrosse and over $200 for a girl.  However, it is costly to maintain a stockpile of field and protective equipment.

We started our club with a genuine commitment to get as many boys and girls playing lacrosse in our local community as possible.  Further, we have made a commitment to fund as many children of need as possible.  Therefore, we are fortunate to have been able to scholarship registration fees at some level, offer payment arrangements, and provide loaner equipment to over 65 players since 2010. 

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director


Programs
Description Our year round boys and girls lacrosse programs are an opportunity to introduce the sport of lacrosse to new players while also providing an opportunity to returning players to continue development and strengthening skill sets.  We offer summer and fall leagues as well as a competitive spring season.
Budget $65,000
Category Recreation & Sports, General/Other Recreation & Sports, General/Other
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years) K-12 (5-19 years)
Short Term Success Participants experience increased knowledge of the the sport of lacrosse and gain an understanding of team work.  
Long Term Success Participants experience greater physical development and social values with a dedication to their team.
Program Success Monitoring We know the program is successful because our players go onto play successfully at the local public and private high schools, many of whom go onto play at the collegiate level.  We also have alumni come back to help coach younger players as alumni helped them, giving back what they were given.
Program Success Examples "Thank you for all your league has done for my family.  We have had the opportunity to meet some great people and watch our son grow in ways we did not think possible. This was accomplished by the standards set by the  league officials and coaches."
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director James Carver
CEO Term Start Jan 2014
CEO/Executive Director Email jamie@sarasotaseahawks.com
Experience Small business owner with an MBA.  Former high school lacrosse coach with NCAA Division 1 playing experience
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
NameTerm
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 15
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 10
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation No
Senior Management Formal Evaluation No
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Collaborations
We collaborate with the City and County of Sarasota, Lakeview Elementary Island, Village Montessori and Southside Elementary.  We are an affiliate of the US Lacrosse, Gulf Coast Chapter.
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization2016
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization2012
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization2013
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization2014
Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization2015
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Risk Management Provisions
Plans
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Policies
Nondiscrimination Policy Under Development
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy
Policies and Procedures Under Development
Board Chair
Board Chair James Carver
Company Affiliation Landmark Landscape
Board Term Jan 2014 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email jamie@sarasotaseahawks.com
Board Members
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Mr. James Carver Landmark Landscape
Mr. Christian Dombovari New Balance
Mr. Ronald Egan Transportation Security Administration
Mr. John Keiser Affordable Palm
Mr. Max Rockwell ACS
Mrs. Lisa Russo Home Maker
Mr. Clayton Wight Personal Trainer
Constituency Includes Client Representation Yes
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 1
Unspecified 0
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 3
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 70
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 Begins 2016
Fiscal Year Ends 2017
Projected Revenue $103,047.00
Projected Expenses $119,225.00
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
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$112,206$119,225$33,382
Administration Expense$52,326$0$0
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.010.861.43
Program Expense/Total Expenses68%100%100%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue------
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$3,937$2,549$18,727
Current Assets$3,937$2,549$18,727
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$3,937$2,549$18,727
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $165,920Program Service Revenue $103,047Program Service Revenue $47,624
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar Amount0 $00 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Solvency
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from Federal 990-EZ.
Nonprofit Manasota Lacrosse Club Inc dba Sarasota Seahawks Lacrosse Club
Address 5020 CLARK ROAD NO 130
SARASOTA , FL 34233 3231
Phone 941 228-6272

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