The Long Island Wrestling Association is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering, promoting and encouraging the sport of amateur wrestling on Long Island as a means of building character, physical health and well-being, sportsmanship, self-confidence, self-esteem, and positive attitudes about dedication, persistence, intensity and hard work among the younger generation in order to fit them more adequately for their future role in society.
The Purposes of the Long Island Wrestling Association, Inc.:
To assist young people to compete in the sport of amateur wrestling by sponsoring tournaments and competitions for wrestlers and clinics for wrestlers and coaches.
To assist and facilitate the creation, development and enhancement of youth wrestling programs.
To assist and facilitate the dissemination of information about wrestling events and activities to wrestlers, coaches, parents and fans.
To assist and facilitate the creation of a travel club to allow wrestlers to attend wrestling camps, clinics, competitions and tournaments in other geographic areas.
To assist wrestlers in obtaining USA Wrestling membership cards to allow them to participate in USA Wrestling sponsored events.
To assist and facilitate the creation and development of work programs, summer and part-time internships with various Long Island and New York City corporate sponsors.
To assist and facilitate the creation and development of a foreign student/wrestler exchange program.
To encourage parents and fans to volunteer their time to assist in the development of youth wrestling programs.
To assist and facilitate the dissemination of information to the general public about the sport of wrestling.
To enhance and support media coverage of wrestling events.
To assist Long Island wrestlers in attending the Olympic training camp and in competing on a national and international level.
To offer membership to the general public in the Long Island Wrestling Association, Inc. and to collect membership dues and other contributions from such membership.
To solicit and collect contributions from individuals, groups, business and social organizations, corporations, foundations and governmental entities in order to finance the activities of the corporation.