By Doyice Cotten
Sport and recreation managers are often confused about their liability in the event of an injury. This is understandable because the law is far from simple. The intent of this post and the included table is to reduce at least some of the confusion.
First, injuries result from one of three causes. The cause of injury may be a simple accident or an “inherent risk” of the activity. In this case the provider usually has no liability providing the injured party was aware of the inherent risks of the activity.
The following article by Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton sounds an alarm to many non-profit organizations including those related to sport and recreation. Many are not aware of the new regulation requiring an annual filing by all non-profit organizations. Failure to comply will prove costly. Go to http://www.irs.gov/charities/article/0%2C%2Cid=225889%2C00.html to find out if yours is in jeopardy.
Many Non-Profit Sports Organizations in Danger of Losing Tax-Exempt Status
By Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton
According to the Internal Revenue Service,