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THIS CONTEST IS NO LONGER RUNNING! Although, if you are interested in staying at the pirate house AND helping a good cause, please contact us. Thank you! 

Famous PIRATES COVE Adventure

You may be the Lucky Winner of a Resort Stay in the Las Vegas area simply by Donating

Great for Corporate Morale, Incentivizing and FAMILY Reunions!


When Joshua (young teen) began AteamBC he said, “I hate to read and you will not be able to teach me how because I’m stupid!” He had been trying (and failing) to read for 8 years. Within 12 weeks he said enthusiastically, “I am amazing! I can read!”


Illiteracy is bondage, dependency and despondency. Your donation gives children/teens hope of a future of freedom and opportunity.

Our fundraising campaigns are a unique way to say “Thank-YOU” to donors. See details of our current campaign below.

YES, I want to donate to a child in need of my help and get a chance to Win

Here’s my tax exempt (unless you win) donation (click DONATE below)

                _______  $100   (name entered once to win) Buys a child tutoring manuals

                _______  $200   (name entered twice) Buys a child balance or dexterity games

                _______  $1000 (name entered ten times) Buys a child’s initial (high-tech objective) brain assessment

                _______  $Other (any amount gives hope of a bright future)

"World Class Theme Park"

Featured on HGTV’s Million Dollar Backyard   |   Take a look…you will be amazed    

      Minutes away from a water sports paradise—Lake Mead

Get an aerial view of the property at


AteamBC owns a 3-night stay at Pirates Cove and wants donors to have it!

Pirates Cove is fun for everyone

  • Unparalleled private estate treasure in the Las Vegas area with uniquely themed bedroom/baths overlooking, and 5 minutes from beautiful Lake Mead

  • Rejuvenating R&R - 4 swimming pools to read by, a sundeck to nap on, 2 hot tubs to soak in, an indoor theater room and outdoor screen, breathtaking views of Lake Mead by day and the stars by night, and a cascading 100 foot waterfall

  • Adventure - rope swing into 15’ deep pool, walk the plank (32’ high!), ride the waterslides and giant teeter-totter, work out in the gym(fully equipped), shoot hoops (in the pool and on the court), play racquetball, etc.

  • Choose adventure or entertainment in offsite activities just minutes away: Las Vegas strip, wakeboarding, sky-diving, Hoover Dam tours, helicopter rides, endless mountain bike trails from easy to difficult, hiking up mountains or above and alongside the lake, mile long zipline ride, etc.    

At a glance:  

-Pirates Cove Resort sleeps up to 50 in a family group or 40 for a corporate event

-Book Pirates Cove online for $30,000 (3 nights) OR WIN it from us (possibly) by donating

-There are no food services onsite. If you love to cook you will enjoy the 4 fully furnished  kitchens, or we will provide a concierge to help arrange for your meals/food needs (you will be responsible for the cost of food and cost of concierge service if they exceed max allowed)  


 -Contact: Diane Burningham,, 702-444-1413        


The following donation*  was made by Pirates Cove, LLC (owner of property) to Diane Burningham, Managing Director of AteamBC-- a nonprofit, 501c3 tax Exempt Corporation. The donation was made for the sole purpose of raising funds for Ateam, to effectively increase the reading skills of kids and youth who struggle academically. AteamBC is a unique children’s literacy program that combines academic tutoring and functional neurology to give underprivileged kids more opportunity and hope of a better life. 100% of the profits go to help them. Your purchase is tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

*Three night stay at Pirates Cove

1005 Yates Lane, Boulder City, Nevada, 89005

Based solely on the availability of Pirates Cove, the three nights stay needs to be booked within 30 days from purchase for three consecutive nights sometime within 12 months.  

Pirates Cove sits on unbelievable landscape overlooking the South end of Lake Mead. There are hidden Pirate’s Treasures for each person to explore, play, hike, sit, dream and discover at every possible turn. The property includes:

• 5 Separate Structures • 23 Bedrooms (Inclusive of the Mysterious Captains Quarters) • 23 Full Bathrooms and 5 Half Bathrooms • 4 Kitchens Fully Furnished • 2 Kitchenettes Furnished • 4 Swimming Pools • 2 Waterslides • 2 Hot Tubs • Fully Equipped State of the Art Gym • Basketball Court / Racquetball Court • Theater Room • Outdoor Movie Screen • Grotto Bar with Swimming Pool Access • Cave Bar • 4 Barbeque Grills • Outdoor Pizza Oven • Ice Cream Machine • Pirate Village • And an Authentic Pirate’s Ship!  

The property arrangements and payment for the Resort stay were made through a related entity, Elite Rentals, LLC. Payment has been made by Diane Burningham, Executive Director of AteamBC. She owns the 3-night stay at Pirates Cove and is releasing it in order to get funding for AteamBC. The retail value of a 3-night stay is $30,000.  

Details; current campaign / Important! Please read official rules


Official Rules

Official Rules

For the first 225-325 donations of $100 between now (June 2020) and January 31st, 2021 we will enter your name into a drawing for a free three-night stay at a unique resort (Pirates Cove, Drawing will not be held until at least 225 donations of $100 each are received. We will cut off the drawing at 325 to make the odds of winning better for you.


If the minimum of 225 donations are not received by October 31st, 2019, then entry into the drawing (by donating $100 or more) will continue until the minimum number (225) is met, OR until midnight December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. If at least 225 donations of $100 have not been received by the close of this day (December 31, 2019) this particular “Thank-YOU Gift” campaign is officially over and a drawing for the three nights stay at Pirates Cove will not take place at that time. If the same offer is made in the future it will not include the donors who participated in this particular campaign unless they donate again to the new “Thank-YOU Gift” campaign within the time period designated by the new campaign.


If a person donates $200 their name will be entered twice and ten times if a thousand dollar donation is made (etc.)


There will be no refund of donated money if the drawing is not held because the minimum number of donations is not received.


[It is understood that donors included in the drawing accept the following]


By entering the fundraising campaign through my donation I accept and agree with the official rules of this fundraising campaign and understand that most importantly my nonrefundable donation goes towards a movement to wipe out child/teen illiteracy. I understand that by donating I may not receive anything in return (other than a great feeling for helping improve a child’s life), although I may, as specified in the official rules, receive a chance to win a prize. The drawing will be conducted by an Ateam board member within one week of campaign closing date. If my name is drawn I am the prize winner and will be contacted and instructed as to how to redeem my Thank-You Gift by an AteamBC administrator within one week of the drawing.---------------(End of Official Rules)

It’s important to let everyone know--your family, social media followers, friends, neighbors, co-workers, BFF, email address list, the guy/gal on the street, everyone you know (or don’t know) about this campaign so that the 225 donation minimum is met. When minimum is met and at the end of our campaign we will have the drawing and award the $30,000 prize! The resort sleeps 50 (family members) or 40 (corporate or other event participants) so stay on everybody’s good side and get invited if they win!


Your donation goes to an unhappy child who is at risk of dropping out and right now is struggling with school, learning, friends, and physical activities (Poor reading skills and these issues usually go hand in hand). Functionally illiterate kids/teens future success depends on you. There is nothing better than the feeling that comes from helping them!


Q & A

What is the current “Thank-YOU Gift” campaign?” 

A VACATION! Free 3 night stay ($30,000 value!) at Pirates Cove Resort. (See to learn more about this unique place)


How can Ateam run “Thank-YOU Gift” campaigns? 

We partner with supportive individuals/companies who donate items for us to use for the purpose of raising money to help kids and teens learn to read.

Why does Ateam run “Thank-YOU Gift” campaigns? 

To get your attention! We need your support. You make improving the life of a burdened child possible and we cannot fund reading-success without you. Giving back to donors is rewarding and it is something that gives us hope that the funds we need to help kids be successful will always be there. And a chance for you to win something is a great way to say “thanks!”  


We are a nonprofit, tax exempt corporation recognized by the IRS as a public charity under section 501(c)(3). Contributions are deductible under section 170 of the Code. AteamBC is also qualified to receive tax deductible bequests, devices, transfers or gifts under section 2055, 2106, or 2522 of the Code.

AteamBC admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, and ethnic origin in administration of its educational polices, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school administered programs


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