USA Deaf Sports Federation

Articles of Incorporation

The undersigned, acting as an incorporator to form a corporation under the New Mexico Nonprofit Corporation Act, adopt the following Articles of Incorporation:

Article I - Name
The name of the Corporation is the USA Deaf Sports Federation

Article II – Period of Duration
The period of duration is perpetual.

Article Ill - Purpose
The purpose of the corporation, through fundraising efforts, is to support deaf and hard of hearing athletes participating in the International Olympics for the Deaf and Pan Am games.

Article IV - Compliance
Said organization is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code.

Article V - Dissolution
Upon the dissolution of the organization, assets shall be distributed for one or more exempt purposes within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or corresponding section of any future federal tax code, or shall be distributed to the federal government, or to a state or local government, for a public purpose. Any such assets not disposed of shall be disposed of by a Court of Competent Jurisdiction of the county in which the principal office of the organization is then located, exclusively for such purposes or to such organization or organizations, as said Court shall determine which are organized and operated exclusively for such purposes.

Article VI – Corporation Registered Office and Agent
The New Mexico street address of the corporation's initial registered office is 1911 Camino Lumbre, Santa Fe, NM 87505.
The name of the initial registered agent at the address of the initial office is Mark D. Apodaca.

Article VII – Names of Board of Directors
The names of the initial board of directors are: Jack Lamberton; Jeff Salit; Brianne Burger; Mark D. Apodaca; and Danny Lacy

Article VIII – Name and Address of Incorporator
Mark Apodaca 1911 Camino Lumbre, Santa Fe, NM 87505

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