On August 7, 2014, 11 Shred Love participants received bikes, helmets and tickets to the New York Jets pre-season game against the Colts at MetLife Stadium. We were selected by Up2Us for this opportunity. Up2Us is a leader in the sports-based youth development movement. We’ve partnered with Up2Us on several events and opportunities in the past, including the recent Dick’s Sporting Goods – Sports Matter Initiative and were extremely excited about this opportunity as well. We typically offer mountain biking through JORBA – Trips for Kids during the spring and summer seasons and felt this was perfect to offer to the students that typically partake in our mountain biking outings.
On behalf of the students that attended, along with their parents, myself and Shred Love, I would like to extend a special thanks to Up2Us, Christine from Up2Us, MetLife Stadium, and last but not least, the New York Jets. We had a great time! Thank you for helping us impact youth through sports!
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On Sunday, June 22, JORBA – Trips for Kids took our group for another mountain biking trip at Allaire Park. Special thanks to Clint Lunde of Ski DUCK for making the introduction! Be sure to sign up for our newsletter to be a part of our next trip. #thankstripsforkids #thankyouJORBA
Join us in celebrating our fifth year of service, as we couldn’t have done it without you! I’m extremely proud of the progress we’ve made as a group and as individuals. Collectively we’ve worked together to expose inner city and at-risk youth to snowboarding, developed the leadership skills of all of our participants, and tackled some of the roughest terrain on our snowboards and mountain bikes. Yet individually, we’ve all faced some of our greatest fears and overcame many obstacles. I’ve had the pleasure to share in many of the triumphs of the group; seeing a newbie link turns at the end of a lesson, watching our older students become group leaders, and listening to the group’s stories on the bus ride home is a reward in itself.
I started Shred Love to give back to my community and yet my community has given so much more to me in return. I’ve learned a lot within the last 5 years about community, relationships, problem solving and myself. There were many times I wanted to quit because of funding and managing the business side of Shred Love, in addition to balancing my family, my day job; my life in general. Through each hurdle you, our supporters, created a way for Shred Love to not only continue, but to also grow.
May the next 5 years allow us to continue to grow and serve more deserving youth and create many more life long memories!
Thank you to all of our supporters that helped us receive the Dick’s Sporting Goods – Sports Matter grant! With your help, we received over $7600 to offset the cost of our 2014-2015 program. We are currently planning our upcoming season, so if you haven’t already, be sure to sign up for our newsletter!
Shred Love is now taking part of Dick’s Sporting Goods’ Sports Matter Crowdfunding Initiative. Our goal is to raise a total of $7000 to fund our upcoming season’s transportation cost and to replace some of our gear. In order to receive the full donation of $7000, we need to fundraise $3500 on our own. To date, we still need to raise an additional $3075. Please join us in this initiative and make a donation on our Sports Matter page and spread the word! If we don’t raise $3075 by Friday, May 23 6pm EST, we won’t receive any of the funds raised. Its truly a matter of all or nothing matter. So please consider making a donation and spreading the word to help us keep our Learn to Ride snowboard program free to its participants.
As always, thank you for supporting us! It is with your continued support we are able to serve more deserving youth through snowboarding.