Articles of Incorporation

I.

The name of this corporation is Coast Forensic League.

II.

A. This corporation is a nonprofit PUBLIC BENEFIT CORPORATION and is not organized for private gain of any person. It is organized under the Nonprofit Public Benefit Corporation Law [https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/codes_displayexpandedbranch.xhtml?tocCode=CORP&division=2.&title=1.&part=2.&chapter=&article=] for public and charitable purposes.

B. The specific purpose of this corporation is to Coast Forensic League shall promote the best interest of the high schools within its boundaries, the teaching profession, and the participant students by providing interscholastic Speech and Debate tournaments (which include those events offered by CHSSA). Coast Forensic League shall help establish and maintain Speech and Debate clubs at high schools within its league boundaries with a particular focus on supporting high schools and students who are socioeconomically disadvantaged.

III.

The name and address in the State of California of this corporation's initial agent for service is:

LegalZoom.com, Inc.

IV.

The initial street address of this corporation is 1346 The Alameda, Ste. 7 No 294, San Jose, California 95126.

V.

A. This corporation is organized and operated exclusively for charitable purposes within the meaning of Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

B. No substantial part of the activities of this corporation shall consist of carrying on propaganda, or otherwise attempting to influence legislation, and the corporation shall not participate or intervene in any political campaign (including the publishing of distribution of statements) on behalf of any candidate for public office.

VI.

The property of this corporation is irrevocably dedicated to charitable purposes and no part of the net income or assets of this corporation shall ever inure to the benefit of any director, officer, or member thereof or to the benefit of any private person. Upon the dissolution or winding up of the corporation, its assets remaining after payment, or provision for payment, of all debts and liabilities of this corporation shall be distributed to a nonprofit fund, foundation or corporation which is organized and operated exclusively for religious purposes and which has established its tax exempt status under Section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.