Women’s History Month


Elizabeth Royster of Shred Love and Kim Whyatt of Creative Minds honored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor

Elizabeth Royster of Shred Love and Kim Whyatt of Creative Minds honored by Assemblyman Charles Mainor

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On March 21, 2013, Shred Love’s Founder, Elizabeth Royster was honored by the New Jersey General Assembly as a part of Women’s History Month. She was nominated by Assemblyman Charles Mainor of Bayonne and Jersey City for her outstanding work in the community. Elizabeth is also the recipient of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Zeta Zeta Chapter of Hudson County, 2013 Woman of the Year award! Please join us in congratulating her on these major accomplishments!

To purchase tickets to the Royal Legacy dinner, email zetaszzdinner@gmail.com for more information.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. ~ Sigma Zeta Zeta Chapter presents

Royal Legacy

Finer Womanhood Dinner Dance

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Casino in the Park

Jersey City, NJ

Tickets: $65 for adults ~ $40 for children under 12

iPad mini raffle ~ Mini Chinese Auction ~ Onsite vendors

Shred Love Ice Skates


 

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Shred Love ice skates?!

Shred Love ice skates?!

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Oh yeah, I’m ready!

Wait for me!

Wait for me!

Ok, it didn’t really go down like that, but I couldn’t resist. Shred Love hosted a night of family ice skating at Newport Skates in Jersey City and we had a great time. We had some beginners, even had a parent give it a shot, while some of the other parents laughed on the sideline. Don’t forget to join our newsletter to stay informed of upcoming events. Hope to see you at our next outing!

 

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Look ma, no hands!

Look ma, no hands!

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l-r: Chris, DeKar, Tyson, Savion & Liz

l-r: Chris, DeKar, Tyson, Savion & Liz

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Masai, Savion, and Alexis

Da'Shiona & Tyson

Da’Shiona & Tyson

She's running for the exit, lol!

She’s running for the exit, lol!

Chris, "wait, there's more pictures on Shred Love's Facebook page!"

Chris – “Wait, there’s more pictures on Shred Love’s Facebook page!”

 

Check out the rest of pictures and many more on Shred Love’s Facebook page.

Is it spring yet?


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Yes, its spring, but some resorts are just closing for the season. If you had a chance to get out and enjoy it, give yourself a pat on the back for taking part in a snowboard season that went out with a bang! End of March riding in Jersey?! Come on and admit it, you were shocked, amazed, but happy that you got full use of those season passes, lol!

See those happy faces in the picture? They were happy to have another season with Shred Love, snowboarding, mountain biking, snowshoeing, and ice skating. Check out our Facebook page to see the rest of the photos.

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On behalf of Shred Love and our participants, I would like to thank Windham Mountain, Alston Tours, our volunteers, donors, the participants’ parents and anyone else my foggy memory can’t recall, for helping us continue to serve the youth of our community! It is with your continued support we are able to put smiles on these faces. Please consider joining us next year and/or making a donation.

Cheers to 2013 Snowboard Season!

Liz

 

Romp to Stomp 2013


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2013 Romp to Stomp – New Jersey raised $45,000 for the fight against breast cancer. Thank you to the Shred Loves Pink team for contributing and helping to raise awareness of breast cancer. In May, we will be in Philly for the walk on Mother’s Day. Hope to see you in Philly and/or stompin’ with us in 2014!

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Pink moustaches!

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No pink ‘staches for the guys?

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Captian Lizzie Girl signing off for Shred Loves Pink

Fallen Leader – Day 2


Master of the Shred Love Temple:  Grasshopper, time has come for you to lead. You must spread your wings and fly.

The Apprentice Grasshopper:  Master I’m not ready, I’m not worthy.  There are still too many questions for which I seek answers.

Master of the Shred Love Temple:  You MUST answer the call.  In life, you must step out on faith.  You only have to believe in yourself. Follow your instincts. In you, lie all the answers you will need.

The Apprentice Grasshopper: I will try my best Master.

Master of the Shred Love Temple:  Do not try, simply do.

For the first time in Shred Love history, our fearless leader Ms. Elizabeth Royster had to miss an event (hey, family comes first as Savion was sick). She entrusted the success of the outing to her team of me, Geneva and Jerrie.  To compound the challenge, Shred Love hosted the Urban Girl Squad, who signed on as volunteers for the day.

Want more challenges?  We were meeting two new volunteers –Rozalyn and Shay for the first time.  Add to that, some guy named Old Man Winter started succumbing to the harsh effects of the dreaded flu.  However, failure was not an option.

Once arriving to the mountain, we were reunited for the first time this season, with our favorite Park Rat Volunteers Gio and Deondre along with the leader of Shred Love’s “the Ready Betties squad”, Michelle. The day moved along smoothly with no major hiccups as the Urban Girl Squad – Clare, Hannah, Charisse, Jamie, and Sue were on the training hill with the other first timers including Charisma, Bria and Adriana.  With Trey rolling in the mini park with Gio and Deondre.

Michelle riding with the “Regular Betties – Jackie, Armani Rae, Kayla, Alexis up the mountain.

Shay with Brandon’s crew of – Khaliq, Edward, Darius and Julius running the mountain, Jerrie and Rozalyn rounding out the rest of the Shred Love Team on the small chairlift slope (someday I’m going to remember the name of that trail). The day went along smoother than expected.

With Old Man Winter being completely under the weather, who could have asked for more?

The Urban Girl Squad – after a challenging morning and a better afternoon, enjoyed themselves.

As for the kids of Shred Love, they ALWAYS have a great time on the mountain.

As for our fearless and omnipresent leader, Liz, she can now find comfort in the fact that she has a competent team in the event of her absence.  Special thanks to ALL for making this event a success!

Master of the Shred Love Temple:  Grasshopper, you’ve done well.
The Apprentice Grasshopper:  Thank you, your Excellency.

Old Man Winter
(Heading for the Tamiflu)


Shred Love – Learn to Ride 2013


Winter, oh glorious winter. Happy Holidays, hot apple cider, chocolate covered waffles and snow covered wonderlands (did I mention salted-caramel hot chocolate?).  And in the still of ANY starry, winter night, if you close your eyes and listen closely, you can hear it calling ever so faintly, echoing off of the falling snowflakes.  Can you hear it? Can you hear the mountain calling, summoning all snowboards from their year-long hibernation? The time is upon us. It’s Go Time! Queue the music.

SHRED LOVE SEASON HAS RETURNED!

Sunday of President’s Day weekend (also the busiest weekend of the winter season, I may add… never seen so many riders and skiers on the mountain), Shred Love kicked off its Winter Snowboard program returning to wonderful Windham Mountain.  Under the superb driving skills of our bus driver Mr. Mike, we arrived on time to be embraced by a reunion of old friends and familiar faces, as well as, a few new soon-to-be old friends, as we ushered in the new season.

Returning Shred Love alumni Armani Rae, Brandon, Edward, and Jaden stepped up this season as Student Volunteers, helping with administrative tasks and team leadership on the mountain.   In addition, we had our other returning Shred Love veterans proving that they didn’t lose a step, or rather shred, since last season.  Nearly all returning Shred Love students were either riding on the small chair lift or further up the mountain – how’s THAT for progression!!!!

Then we have the beginners. Oh yes, the beginners, the fearless first timers, the noble novices, the rookie riders of the mountain range (hey – I can go on all day) – Tahjan, Charisma, DJ, William, Bria and Eric dared to strap up and drop in on lessons with Marcia’s team of instructors. By the end of the lessons, all were progressing quite well.

Awesome powder, mild temperatures, and brilliant sunshine characterized the day. In the end, it was a beautiful day for all.  Can’t wait until next week!

Old Man Winter aka Mel

Shred Love at Hunter Mountain


Hunter Mountain is hosting Shred Love every Saturday in March! First time snowboarders, ages 7- 16 are welcomed to join our Learn to Ride program at Hunter. Registration is open now!  Select “Shred Love” as the Youth Agency and enter “1992” as the session ID.

 We’re looking forward to meeting you new riders! Interested in volunteering for these sessions? Drop us a line.