The Scottish Masters Athletics International, NFP (SMAI) is organized and operated to
foster international amateur sports competition for charitable and
cultural purposes. This not-for-profit corporation is the exclusive
sanctioning authority and host for the Masters World Championships
(MWC) for the traditional Scottish Highland Games athletic
competitions called the "Heavy Events." These events include stone
throws, weight throws, hammer throws, caber toss, sheaf toss, and
similar traditional feats of strength.
The MWC is an annual amateur competition with the location being determined by application from host organizations of highland games sites across the globe and the locations of the competitions are determined by the SMAI. The MWC competition is open to all athletes over 40 year of age with proper qualification as determined by the SMAI.
After ten years of operations guided by Masters World Champion and founder Bill Scruggs of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, the company has no debt and a bright future. Bill recently decided to retire and turn over the helm to Kevin Rogers of Springfield, Illinois but he has agreed to stay involved as Chairman of the Board of Directors. With the transition, we have changed our status from a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC) to a General Not for Profit Corporation (NFP) seeking 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status.