The Pyramid Athletic Organization is a Memphis Tennessee based sports club organized and operated for the following general purposes:
a) Exclusively for charitable and educational purposes and to foster national or international amateur athletic competition within the meaning of 501(c )( 3 ) of the Internal Revenue Code, including for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations which are recognized as exempt from tax under 501 ( c ) ( 3 ) and to exercise such rights , powers, duties and authority of a nonprofit corporation in the State of Tennessee.
The specific purposes of the Club is to foster, promote and advance participation in the growth and development of Basketball, Flag football, Futsal, Soccer and Volleyball. We also encourage and assist amateur athletes and their participation in local, national and international competitions. We encourage good sportsmanship and fair play; work cooperatively with local school districts and recreational departments to the largest number of children possible, to keep the cost of our programs low, and to provide assistance to economically disadvantaged children to give as many children as possible the opportunity to benefit from our programs and training; to train students in basic skills up through advanced skills, and to encourage them to attend local and state wide competition and tournaments; to make training programs open to all children who have a desire to learn about the various sports and a desire to learn something about themselves and to combat juvenile delinquency.
A primary objective of this organization is to see our players attain good grades and become eligible for college scholarships either academically, through sports or both. To this end we have a program to help academically challenged students and also an ACT preparation class.
We also help our players with the NCAA clearing house as well as NAIA eligibility. To date we have been able to place about 60 players into different colleges with varying degrees of scholarships in soccer.