Sarasota Ski A Rees Inc
To promote the sport of water skiing  through shows, charitable events, special needs clinics, and state, regional and national tournaments by stimulating interest in water skiing through youth and adults.
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
Board Chair Mr. Brad Satterlee
Board Chair Affiliation Kobie Marketing
General Info
Organization DBA
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 1957
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Feb 2018
State Registration Yes Dec 2017
Financial Summary
IRS Letter of Determination
IRS Letter of DeterminationView
Other Documents
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Safety RulesView
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Learn to Ski BasicsView
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Record Your ProgressView
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Learn to Show SkiView
Sarasota Rules and RegulationsView
Manatee Rules and Protection PoliciesView
Manatee Safety Brochure Page 1View
Manatee Safety Brochure Page 2View
Impact Statement
Organize and Assemble Sponsors for an Adaptive/Disabled Water Ski Clinic.  This clinic will be free to participants. Cost involve hiring professional adaptive water ski group who can provide sit-skis and ropes appropriate for participants  $5,000
Resurface our Front Stage - Plywood and carpet  
Resurface our Left Dock - Plywood and carpet
Purchase New Main Stage Bleachers - $45,000

Purchase New Water Skis, Ropes and Costumes to use in our shows $16,000
Refurbish and Improve Ski, Rope and Costume Shed for Housing our Equipment - $11,500
Repair and Replace Concrete Walkways to accommodate level walking surfaces - $6,500
Install New Well Pump and Site Lighting - $10,000
Install New Roof on Clubhouse- $10,000
Install One Set of Small Secondary Bleachers 
Needs Statement
1) Sponsors for hosting an Adaptive/Disabled Water Ski Clinic $5,000
2) Resurface and Recarpet Front Stage 
3) Resurface and Recarpet Left Dock 
4) Purchase New Main Stage Bleachers $45,000

Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is not allowed to finance funds for any project according to our by-laws.
Background Statement
The Sarasota Ski-a-Rees, established in 1957,  is a multigenerational team whose mission is to perform free waterski shows for the public, participate in waterski competitions, train youth and adults in the sport of show skiing, educate the public on manatee safety, and provide waterski clinics and shows for those with disabilities.  Community involvement is the most  important part of our existence and family participation is the cornerstone.  Our Team prides itself in teaching the value of community involvement, teamwork, athletics, sportsmanship, and presenting yourself as self-confident and a leader in private and public venues.
Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
FL- Manatee
Areas Served Comments Sarasota Ski-A-Rees serves the greater Sarasota-Manatee Area. We are located at 1602 Ken Thompson Park, Sarasota, FL 34236 on City Island since 1957.  Our Free Sunday Water Ski shows have provided tourist and family entertainment for close to 60 years.  Our attendees come back year and year to enjoy the shows.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Recreation & Sports
Secondary Org Type Arts,Culture & Humanities
Tertiary Org Type Public & Societal Benefit
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President
As 2017/2018 President I am excited about the challenges our Team faces this year.  We are a growing Team of  youth, families and adults all committed to giving back to the community thru Free Water Ski Shows.  This past year we have worked very hard to produce and win FIRST PLACE AS THE NATIONAL WATER SKI SHOW TEAM -  with our winning show called "Star Wars Skiquel"  complete with costumes, acting, skiing and announcing.  We won 1st place in June 2017 and June 2016 in the Southern Regional Water Ski Show Tournament.  The experience for the youth and adults to come together and perform this show teaches invaluable experiences of self-confidence, athleticism, team work and performing or talking in front of an audience.  We encourage everyone to come out for our Winter Shows starting  the first Sunday in February (2/4/18)  We are also looking for new members who would like to ski with us so please visit our web-site at  Brad Satterlee.
Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is a 100% volunteer organization and does not have any paid employees , CEO or Executive Director.
Description Annual show design and development which includes coordination of Team members developing show script, choreographed music, props, costumes, boat patterns, ski acts and act pay ons and actay offs and equipment repair and purchase. Total annual cost to provide this program is $40,0000.
Budget $40,000
Category Arts, Culture & Humanities, General/Other Performing Arts
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy No
Population Served General/Unspecified Families US
Short Term Success We work toward improving performances based upon weekly audience reactions and feedback.  The short term goals are to improve Team member performance and interaction with the audience which in turn helps Team members develop self-confidence, ability to work together with others to accomplish a goal, athletic abilities and public presentations.
Long Term Success
The long term goals are to continue outreach to the community building better name recognition for the Free water ski shows. 
The long term goals for Team members is the provide valuable groundwork so that individuals can use the communication, performing and team building skills they learned while participating in the Ski Shows for use throughout their lives.
Program Success Monitoring We know that the program is working based upon weekly comments from the audience that states they come every year to see the shows as well as asking about various performers to keep track of their accomplishments.
Program Success Examples Multiple Team Members have used these skills to build careers such as Doctors, Attorneys, Builders, Accountants, Teachers and Entrepreneurs.  There have also been numerous members who have been recruited into professional water ski shows through the nation.
Description A Water Ski clinic with adaptive water ski sitchairs which allow disabled individuals to experience the joy and freedom of water skiing.  Special Needs instructors and Ski-A-Rees Team members join together to provide Special Needs individuals a unique opportunity to experience and enjoy an activity that is not usually availability to them.
Budget $5,000
Category Diseases, Disorders & Medical Disciplines, General/Other Birth Defects, Genetic Disorders & Developmental Disorders
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy No
Population Served General/Unspecified People/Families with People of Developmental Disabilities People/Families with of People with Physical Disabilities
Short Term Success To provide a unique enjoyable program which enhances the lives of Special Needs Individuals thru the activity of water skiing on sit-skis with assistance of experienced side able-bodied skiers.  95% of the participants leave with enthusiastic memories of the day wishing they could ski again.
Long Term Success The program and water skiing experience stays with the participants many years after as well as the benefit it gives their care givers too when they see the participants being extremely happy when they can do something themselves.
Program Success Monitoring By the response rate at signing up for the program each time it is offered.  We are working towards providing it twice a year.
Program Success Examples Many return participants and their care givers have stated that they were so thankful that they were able to come back.  A father said his son, who was 23, had a picture on his wall of himself skiing from a clinic 5 years previous and talked about it everyday.  Others talk about how the participants discuss the skiing throughout the year and say how they want to participate again.
Program Comments by Organization Sarasota Ski-A-Rees feels like our Water Ski Shows Program and our Special Needs Clinic Program have grown significantly during 2017 and we are in the process of improving both during 2018.
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director No Executive Director
CEO Term Start 0
CEO/Executive Director Email N/A
Experience Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is a 100% volunteer organization and does not have any paid staff.
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Senior Staff
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % N/A
Professional Development No
Contractors 0
Volunteers 95
Management Reports to Board N/A
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
Non-Management Formal Evaluation No
Sarasota Ski-A-Rees collaborates with the following entities:
1)  The City of Sarasota by providing Free Water Ski Shows and maintain and improve the site they provide us on City Island. 
2) USA Water Ski Association who we partner with for daily activities as well as Regional and National Tournaments,  and Driver - Skier Clinics.
3) Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission who we partner with to educate and inform the attending public of Manatee Awareness and Protection.  We monitor the area we ski in for Manatee and report it to the Fish and Wildlife Commission.
Fresh From Florida2015
Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission1992
USA Water Ski1992
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
1st Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2016
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2015
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2014
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2013
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2012
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2011
1st Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2010
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2010
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2009
2nd Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2009
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2008
2nd Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2008
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2007
1st Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2007
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2006
2nd Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2006
1st Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2005
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2005
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2004
2nd Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2004
2nd Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2003
2nd Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2003
1st Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2002
2nd Place Florida State Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2002
1st Place National Water Ski Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2017
1st Place Southern Region Show TeamUSA Water Ski Association2017
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy No
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures No
Management Comments by Organization Ski-A-Rees biggest management challenge is to figure out how to spend our limited dollars in the most effective way to provide first class water ski shows and maintain and improve our site.  Ski-A-Rees is not allowed to borrow funds according to our by-laws.
Multi-Media Comments by Organization Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is using the following multi-media formats to attract new skiers and let the general public know of our shows and special needs clinics.   Facebook, You Tube, Print Material, On-Line Activity List, Visit Sarasota Guide, local signage, press releases, and word or mouth.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mr. Brad Satterlee
Company Affiliation Kobie Marketing
Board Term Oct 2017 to Sept 2018
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mr. Dennis Asbury Harris, Senior Executive Vice President
Mr. Ty Brauch New-Tech Construction, President
Mrs. Kimberly Duplissey Juice Plus+, National Marketing Director
Ms. Patty Foley 12
Mrs. Karen Johnston Todd Johnston Homes, Owner
Mr. Jeff Maglione 1 Of A Kind Design LLC, President
Mr. Lance Robbins Florida Cardiac Consultants, Physians Assistant.
Ms. Catherine Robbins Reno Building, LLC, Controller
Mr. Brad Satterlee Kobie Marketing, Senior Software QA Engineer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 5
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 9
Board Meeting Attendance % 87
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria No
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Standing Committees
Program / Program Planning
Capital Campaign
Communications / Promotion / Publicity / Public Relations
Governance Comments by Organization In 2018 Sarasota Ski-A-Rees is building the Team's Recognition thru Board Approved Ski Shows, Advertising, and Fund Raising Opportunities.  We are looking at ways to improve our outreach to the community to inform locals citizens and tourist of the public service we provide from free water ski shows to adaptive water ski clinics.   During the first quarter of 2018 we promoted our shows thru Facebook and have had great success in reaching new spectators to come out and enjoy the shows.
Fiscal Year Projections
Fiscal Year Start Month Jan
Fiscal Year Start Day 01
Fiscal Year Begins 2018
Fiscal Year End Month Dec
Fiscal Year End Day 31
Fiscal Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $70,082.00
Projected Expenses $62,098.00
Organization has Endowment No
Endowment Spending Policy N/A
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign Yes
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose We are looking to raise $5,000 for a Special Needs Water Ski Clinic and $45,000 for new main bleachers.
Campaign Goal $50,000.00
Campaign Dates Mar 2018 to Dec 2018
Amount Raised To Date 1000 as of Mar 2018
Audit/Financial Documents
Historical Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$16,762$11,089$13,704
Administration Expense$57,921$43,150$25,880
Fundraising Expense$0$0$0
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses2.061.371.12
Program Expense/Total Expenses22%20%41%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue0%0%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$123,660$44,663$24,572
Current Assets$92,101$11,683$19,641
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$0$0$0
Total Net Assets$123,660$44,663$24,572
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $120,621Contributions, gifts, grants $33,964Contributions, gifts, grants $18,001
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountProgram Service Revenue $17,469Program Service Revenue $16,046Membership Dues $11,634
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountMembership Dues $15,190Membership Dues $14,655Program Service Revenue $6,436
CEO/Executive Director Compensation
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities------
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization Sarasota Ski-A-Rees Financial Challenge each year is to find ways to generate additional funds needed to improve our ski shows, site and special needs clinics to be an improved  professional enjoyable experience. 
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from the organization's Federal 990-EZ.  Contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Sarasota Ski A Rees Inc
Phone 941 388-1666