Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Wrestling Coaches Scholarship
The MOAC Wrestling Coaches Scholarship is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt public charity organized for the sole purpose of raising funds to be distributed as scholarships to senior wrestlers from Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference schools. As such, any donations to the scholarship fund are tax-exempt for the donor, and if you donate to the scholarship fund you will be provided a receipt on request for your tax records. The Federal tax ID number for the scholarship fund is 26-0358391. Here is the letter from the IRS granting us tax exemption, retroactive to October 2007: IRS Letter
The primary means of raising money for the scholarship is a youth/junior high open wrestling tournament on the day after the MOAC varsity wrestling championships, at the same site. This tournament is called the MOAC Challenge. Details of the 2014 tournament, including the tournament flyer, will be posted here as soon as a contract is signed with the host school and the flyer has been approved by the coaches.
Eight scholarships have been awarded so far, consisting of $1000 each, one each in 2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011, then two in 2012:
2008: Adam Dillion, Highland
2009: Austin Kucera, Highland
2010: Nathan Alexander, Pleasant
2011: Tyler Heminger, Northmor
2012: Josh Alexander, Pleasant, and Jonathan McClenathan, Cardington-Lincoln
2013: Benjamin Crabtree, River Valley, and Tyler Beck, Northmor
The Articles of Association of the scholarship fund are found here: ArticlesOfAssociation.pdf. This document gives the requirements for the scholarship and explains the method of selection.
The 2014 scholarship form may be found below in both Word and PDF formats:
ALL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS MUST BE TURNED IN TO LARRY SMITH NO LATER THAN SATURDAY, JANUARY 11. THIS INCLUDES THE APPLICATION FORM, TRANSCRIPT, APPLICANT'S ESSAY, AND THE THREE LETTERS OF RECOMMENDATION.
The IRS requires that we make available for public inspection our annual tax return.
Here is our Form 990-N ("e-Postcard") for the 2011 tax year: 2011 990-N
Here is our Form 990-N ("e-Postcard") for the 2012 tax year: 2012 990-N
The current assets of the fund, as of August 23, 2013 are as follows:
Checking Account: $500.30
Savings Account: $128.26
Certificate of Deposit: $4580.52
The current Board of Directors for the MOAC Wrestling Coaches Scholarship Fund are the following. Each is the head wrestling coach at his school:
Eric Disabato, Buckeye Valley High School, Delaware, Ohio
John Hinton, Cardington-Lincoln High School, Cardington, Ohio
Mark McCann, Centerburg High School, Centerburg, Ohio
Jordan Cramer, Fredericktown High School, Fredericktown, Ohio
Adam Gilmore, Highland High School, Marengo, Ohio
Ron Thomas, Jonathon Alder High School, Plain City, Ohio
Michael Williamson, Mount Gilead High School, Mount Gilead, Ohio
Ryan Tremblay, North Union High School, Richwood, Ohio
Scott Carr, Northmor High School, Galion, Ohio
Doug Short, Pleasant High School, Marion, Ohio
Mark McGuire, River Valley High School, Caledonia, Ohio
Elgin, Fairbanks, and Ridgedale are also current member schools of the Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference but are not represented on the Board of Directors of the scholarship fund, which is independent of the league, because none of the three currently sponsors a varsity wrestling team.
To DONATE to the MOAC Wrestling Coaches Scholarship Fund, please click on the button below. You will receive a printable receipt for your tax records by E-mail.
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