Mission Statement

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The Friends of Massapequa Wrestling, Inc. (FOMW) is a voluntary, not-for-profit organization dedicated to fostering, promoting and encouraging the sport of amateur wrestling in Massapequa 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 FOMW:

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 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 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.

To foster the involvement of alumni and parents in the Massapequa Wrestling program, as well as the formation of a mentoring program.

To establish a means of communication and dissemination of information among alumni, teammates, parents and supporters of the wrestling program.

The Friends of Massapequa Wrestling is exempt from Federal Income Tax under section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code and considered a public charity by the Internal Revenue Service. Contributions to the FOMW are tax deductible under section 170 of the code.