Missionary Athletes International is a nonprofit organization, exempt from federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Its Federal Identification number is 33-0017152. Missionary Athletes International (MAI) MAI began in 1983 in California and is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
MAI has a passion to share the message of Jesus Christ with people around the world through the sport of soccer. Since soccer is the world’s most popular sport, more countries belong to FIFA, the organization that governs international competition, than belong to the United Nations! Roll out a soccer ball almost anywhere in the world and you will attract a crowd of children. Through the common enjoyment of this world-wide sport, we are able to build relationships that allow us to share the message of God’s redeeming love.