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logo-friendsThe purposes for which Friends is formed are exclusively charitable and educational in supporting Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center District, a municipal corporation and special purpose district in the State of Washington, and the community in which it is located within the meaning of section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and consist of the following:

a. Minimize the burden on taxpayers who are currently paying regular property taxes to pay the Center’s expenses and to maintain and operate the public facility in a state of readiness;

b. Lessen the burden on local and county governments by helping the Center remain open without Washington State, City of Anacortes or additional Skagit County assistance;

c. Decrease the amount of borrowed funds needed to erect new facilities and bring the aging facility into compliance with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) code and safety standards and to make the facilities accessible to senior citizens, people recovering from injuries and young children;

d. Assist in the increase of health promotion, wellness and safety programs, such as aquatic accident prevention (swimming lessons, lifeguard training, CPR/first aid instruction, prenatal exercise classes, and other similar activities); aquatic arthritic exercise; senior exercise programs; and stress reduction classes;

e. Support use of the facility by Special Olympics participants, Boys and Girls Club of America, and other similar organizations, and therefore, encouraging children and teens to engage in healthy recreation, socialization and fitness activities that prevent community deterioration, juvenile delinquency and health problems;

f. Obtain special equipment identified by facility staff to support swimming and fitness programs of new swimmers and health recovering individuals;

g. Provide volunteer support for program activities as needed by Center staff;

h. Aid, support, and assist by gifts, contributions or otherwise, the Center; and

i. Do any and all lawful activities which may be necessary, useful or desirable for the furtherance, accomplishment, fostering or attainment of the foregoing purposes, either directly or indirectly and either alone or in conjunction or cooperation with others, whether such others be persons or organizations of any kind or nature, such as corporations, firms, associations, trusts, institutions, foundations, or governmental bureaus, departments, or agencies.

Friends of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization registered with the Internal Revenue Service and formed to support Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center District, a municipal corporation and special purpose district in Washington state. All documents submitted with Form 1023, including attachments are available for public inspection without charge. A nominal fee will be charged for copying documents and if mailed, postage and handling. Contact mstadler@fidalgopool.com for assistance. To view our exemption ruling letter issued by the IRS click IRS Determination.  Please review Friend of Fidalgo Pool and Fitness Center’s  Annual Report 2016.