How we rate content
Sailor = 18+, G rated, safe, quiet educational or work environment such as for scuba, learning CPR, sailing or other instruction and sports. No alcohol or smoking.
Landlubber = 21 +, PG rated, unknown safety, typical of a sports bar and not a work or learning environment
Pirate = 21+, Arrrr rated Comedy laboratory. Competitions and gambling with pirate game tokens called “loonies” encourage unsafe activities like listening to drunken pirates sing or feeding mermaids at the petting zoo.
This web site organizes 30 production teams who each produce one episode of the Tropical Adventure Competition which is “Sailor” rated. Sailors might encounter Landlubbers and Pirates during play and work but still end up producing a sailor rating for their episode.
The first thing you notice with most organizations is a flag on a tall flag pole welcoming you. We hope our giant floating USA Flag that flips over to be the “Thin Blue Line” flag welcomes you to come inside and have an adventure with us. We have a long EMS & first responder history and honor all those who serve others.
Achieve a high quality of life for people with disabilities with special interest in the special needs family members of first responders.
A person with a physical ability works with a person who has intellectual ability to create an Ability Team. By combining the strengths of their diverse abilities an ability team can equal or surpass the function of a person with no disabilities.
Guide an ability team to becomes state certified and gainfully employed to provide CNA care to other people with disabilities.
Change the zoning on residential land to allow a business and a group home to occupy the same space and develop education and vocation that achieve our mission, vision and goals. This would be called a vocational group home. The zoning has been accomplished and the footer has been poured. One of the vocations would be the media industry. The TV studio is part of the same building that has a living, learning and working space for featured heroes.
By utilizing our own medical director (yes at our TV studio vocation home) we can employ therapists and other professionals at the vocational group home to oversee the education and vocation of adults with disabilities. Two business models are used. One for a nonprofit and the other for profit.
A giant floating USA flag that flips (mutinies) to become a “Thin Blue Line”, (or other flags) illustrates our brand of patriotism with a pirate theme for our aquatic and sailing programs.
A crowd sourced 30 episode TV series has a different team improving the quality of life for their hero each episode. Interactive marketing enables sponsors to get real time results from their campaigns as viewers use their cell phones to react instantly to advertising campaigns that support the heroes of that episode. The Pirate Dive Bar software produces TV episodes that do more than generate donations, they document the quality of lives that were changed and markets our mission, vision and goals.
Piratedivebar.com is nonprofit, Pro.piratedivebar.com is for profit. Once 30 teams are ready to start their “nonprofit” adventure, the for profit competition starts at the same time for everyone. Each team will have their own “Team Store” on the Pro.piratedivebar.com site. All the transactions will be in dollars and not in loonies but they will be just as transparent as piratedivebar.com. Information about the for profit competition will be given to all the teams at the same time on opening day.
How interactive commercials can be used is one piece of information that can be shared now. Each episode has a specific first broadcast time where interactive commercials are judged for the competition. For example, 1,000 people login to pro.piratedivebar.com and watch the debut of an episode. Duke’s flea collars is the sponsor. During the commercial that precedes the episode Duke says “upload a picture of your pet wearing our flea collar by the end of the episode and you will be in a special drawing to win this…”. 50 people upload pics, 950 don’t. “Don’t worry if you missed out, in a few episodes we will repeat this contest for anyone who registered today but did not upload a picture”. 5 weeks later out of those 950 people, 400 upload pics and we get lots of regular viewers. We now have solid marketing numbers for getting 400 new customers for Dukes flea collars and expect a sales commission from Dukes. This will attract a lot of other sponsors. There are many ways to craft the interactive commercials and these creative commercials may be just as interesting as the commercials you see on the superbowl. Teams can use any pay and profit structure they want for the for profit competition. The results for their hero is how they are judged. This complete transparency and freedom provides a level playing field for everyone.
FORSYTH AREA SPORTS TEAMS, (FAST) is a 501 (c) 3 EIN 26-0354205 located at 2645 Pilgrim Mill Circle.
Alan Kindree (678) 697-6566
The letter of determination for FAST is here. (https://piratedivebar.com/letter)
The FAST website is here (https://atlantavolunteers.org)
We are 100% volunteer and 100% transparent. We do not have any salaried employees!
See over 10 years of events here meetup.com/atlantavolunteers
Our last major event was this “Thanks First Responders” on May 15, 2022 at Mary Alice Park. After a ceremony to remember the 54 Peace Officers and two K9’s whose watch ended in Georgia in 2021, we flipped this giant USA flag over to the thin blue line flag.
IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES
OVERVIEW – A nonprofit provides sports, a for profit provides employment while a TV series documents quality of life improvements.
In the sport called “Everyday Living”, I am the Coach of a family member with a disability. I am the father of a Hero named Cameron who is in one episode of this story. The plot of every episode is about turning a Hero into a Superhero.
You sometimes see TV shows where a team devotes a lot of time, skill and artistry into creating a “thing” of beauty from a house, garden or old car. What if a loved ones quality of life was the focus instead of a “thing”? This describes our Altruistic Competition for an Adventure With Purpose.
Cameron is a fine young man blessed with the super powers of Down Syndrome. The Mosaic pattern of Down Syndrome enables Cameron to do 1 armed push ups, complicated Tae Kwon Do routines and at 7 years old, in the Special Olympics they lowered the age of competition so that he could compete against adults in the longest swimming race they have. Cameron was so determined to win against the adults that he swam 2 extra 25 meter lengths before they could stop him. A true superhero!
(Poor math skills run in Camerons family. It is hard to tell if swimming the two extra laps was genetically poor math skills definitely passed down from his father or Down Syndrome.)
In 1942 the NFL started as a nonprofit. Roger Godell the CEO of this nonprofit was quietly earning a yearly salary of over 44 million. Shortly after this was brought to light, this 132 billion dollar enterprise dropped its nonprofit status. The Olympics, the NHL, the PGA tour and other nonprofits that are “sports teams” such as the American Medical Association which are nonprofits surrounded by for profit businesses.
To achieve an improvement in the quality of life, I want you to consider using an operating model similar to these multi billion dollar enterprises. You have a nonprofit for amateur sports competition and as many completely separate for profit companies as you want for broadcasting, vending, maintenance, construction and the important function the nonprofit AMA has, spending millions to lobby congress. Oh, and the AMA probably does other things with health, and surely it must have something to do with actually seeing patients at their headquarters 330 N. Wabash Ave., Suite 39300, Chicago, IL 60611-5885. Do they have actual operating, treatment or patient rooms there? They claim to be the nonprofit of the year, so surely they must bursting at the seams in that building with people who desperatly need health care services, like broke politicians.
The focus sports for our nonprofit are swimming, sailing, snorkeling and other things you could do from a luxury catamaran sailboat in the tropics. I think parasailing, tubing, athletic night club dancing and competitive shopping can be considered sports if the AMA is the best nonprofit out there. There are for profit activities, just like those other nonprofits have starting with broadcasting a TV series. From the TV series you can earn revenue with commercials selling products for the businesses that support, sponsor or invest in your team.
Since we are producing a TV series, why not add some competition to that too? What if dozens of people were competing in each section of the production. A competition for writing the script, for the narration, the editing, the wardrobe, the marketing and you get the idea of competitions for every step of the production process, and that is for each episode.
Now lets say you have 30 teams. Each team produces its own episode. You may now have hundreds if not thousands of people competing to produce each seasons broadcast of 30 episodes.
This sounds like a logistical impossibility, but what if software completely simplified this process. You would have the best efforts from the best people for each episode. This would make for some spectacular TV broadcasts!
Since the process is going to be simplified lets mix in 100% transparency, free use copyright, crowd sourced competition, two logins, one nonprofit the other for profit and the public ledger the IRS produces for every nonprofit.
One more thing, we need game points so we can bribe, oopsie, I mean lobby judges for the competitions. Pirates are known for having one leg or one eye and singing their hearts out so they can be our inspiration for our game point. “Loony” is short for Dubloon and this is the name of our game token. Loonies let you buy votes for yourself, feed the mermaids at the petting zoo, lobby judges, adjust scores while gambling, buy grog and you can squander whats left. The banker is called the “Bootymaster”. You can get as loony as you want with the Bootymaster by donating.
Welcome to the TV series called “The Tropical Adventure Competition”.
Each team must have a minimum of three players, but they can have thousands of online people playing on that team.
The Hero, the Coach and the Producer are the three players found on every team. The Hero represents the nonprofit. The Coach is a close family member of the Hero and represents the for profit. The Producer can be nonprofit, for profit, a combination of both or neither.
Each team can have as many fans or crew as they want.
The nonprofit must be 100% volunteer and 100% transparent.
Many Heroes are on medicaid. They can lose medicaid health benefits for life if they earn just $1 more than they are allowed to during just a single month. To get medicaid health benefits back, they have to spend many years waiting and a lot of money in court. Typically, family members already manage the supports and finances for their Hero. To prevent Heroes from losing medicaid, the for profit “episode team” pays a family member as the coach of the Hero. The Coach is a business that manages the Hero. The Coach decides how and when the Hero earns a salary so that it does not result in the loss of medicaid benefits. The Hero is an unpaid nonprofit amateur sports competitor and the Coach finds him a side job and pays him within the medicaid limits.
Let me explain it another way. The Hero is an unpaid developmentally special nonprofit athlete, lets call him the “Big Guy”. The Coach is the hunter for 2/3 of the for profit revenue from the “episode team”. By paying the Hunter, the Big Guy is taken care of.
The 1/3 of the revenue the Hunter does not give to the Big Guy (similar to a lion leaving a carcass for vultures) can be split with the “episode team”. This only applies to the “for profit” competition revenue, as no salaries are paid with money from the nonprofit.
To stay in the competition, everything the team does, and all their transactions must be 100% transparent and legal.