waterballer wrote:USAWP is not suppose to be a for profit business, it’s a Mon- profit model there to benefit to the kids.
While I understand the point, that isn't entirely correct.
The only real difference between a for-profit and a non-profit entity is where the profits go. For-profit revenues can be distributed to owners. Non-profit revenues cannot be distributed. Non-profits can sell merchandise and services, and can certainly 'profit' from that. The money just has to be spent on its 'purpose' rather than distributed to owners.
"How are the profits spent?" is a reasonable question, but generating revenue from members/events and spending it on infrastructure, salaries, programs, etc. that don't directly benefit those members/events is within the guidelines of operation for non-profits.