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I am considering filing a civil claim against a local 501

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I am considering filing a civil claim against a local 501 3c, which is a soccer club in Austin Texas. I have documented instances of them going out of their way to exclude my daughter from events even after she left the club. Further we have made repeated attempts to "return" to this club and are met with additional road blocks.Can a non profit exclude and limit kids?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Personal Injury Law
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

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I am sorry to hear about this situation. Please tell me why you believe they are doing this? What is the reason for their behavior?

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
In short because of me, I called them on their discrimination several years ago when we left. Now that my daughter is a top scorer in the State for another club, they are embarrassed. She is actually the #1 scorer in the 1999 birth year in all of Texas. To get her to that level I drive her 3 hours each way from Austin to Houston 3x per week.Now they use their political connections to keep her off of National Team invites etc. A Coach at Lonetar doubles as the gatekeeper for the US Soccer Training Center.Erynn's stats Stone - Lonestar player with less than 50% production selected to US Soccer event. Teams 3 and 4 are comprised of 1999-2000 birth year...its pretty glaring. to her current coach last month explaining the history she has endured at the hand of a "non-profit" attached
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Oh yes did I mention she is 6'1" left footed and runs a 4.9 40 time?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Every event in the attachment can be documented and backed up by corroborating witnesses
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

You said that you called them on discrimination. Can you please clarify what you mean? I have the letter you sent, but it may be easier if you simply tell me in 2-3 sentences what happened.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I sent their Board an email detailing what had happened over the years. The Board did not respond to me but gave it to their Director of Coaching who got very confrontational about it so we left. Now that she has had success at another club, they continue to screw with her via political connections which I can document
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
She is a walking testament to all that is wrong over there. So they hold her back still whenever possible.
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.

What had happened... as in how? What did the email allege? '

Was she a player on the team and was kicked off?

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Just want to know if I have cause before I set about speaking to counsel
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Ill call my guy at Beck Redden. Wow...
Expert:  Ely replied 1 year ago.


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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Is the veil of a non profit penetrable - all I need to know
Expert:  richanne96 replied 1 year ago.

The fact that an entity is a non-profit does not affect its ability to discriminate legally, nor does it affect your ability to pierce the corporate veil. The same standards in this regard apply to non-profits as well as to for-profit companies.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Thank you - I will proceed accordingly with local counsel. Slam dunk case.
Expert:  richanne96 replied 1 year ago.

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