Thanks Up2Us, MetLife Stadium & NY Jets!

Jets Blog Post

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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Community Events!

Check out what’s going on in Hudson County, New Jersey!

The following events are a part of Assemblyman Charles Mainor’s Safe Neighborhood Project:

Shoot Hoops Not Guns – 3 on 3 Basketball Tournament

November 20, 2011 at NJCU

Registration is now open, email for more information.

In collaboration with Kids 4 Kids, Team Mainor is hosting a clothing drive to benefit needy youth in Kenya and those affected by Hurricane Irene in Paterson, New Jersey. Gently used clothing can be donated at Asm. Mainor’s office, located at 485-7 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive, Jersey City, NJ.

Hudson Partnership CMO

The following events are a part of CMO’s Enrichment Program. Registration is required for all of the workshops. Please contact Steven Campos at 201-537-1429 to register.

  • “I Need You, You Need Me”: Support Group for parents of children with special needs. October 21st  from 11:00am-1:00pm. Provided by the Hudson County Family Support Organization         ( 895 Bergen Ave. Jersey City, NJ)

-Are you stressed out? Need someone to talk to?  Need a place to vent?

-Do you have questions about mental health and your child?

-Come and get support and get informed


  • Community Service Event. Food Drive Organized by Dvine Konektion, CDC- 611-56th Street, West New York on October 15th  from 10:00am-3:00pm( Separate prep night October 12 from 5:00-7:00pm)

–   Volunteers will assist with handing out hot meals, groceries and baby supplies

–    Hudson Partnership will mail certificates of attendance for teens that would like to submit them for community service hours


  • Ben and Jerry’s “I Scream, You Scream, We all Scream for Ice Cream” Field Trip!  October 18th from 6:00-8:00pm.  Hosted by Hoboken’s TRUE mentors program. ( Providing Hoboken students 7-17 with caring and responsible mentors)

-Limited space for this outing so call and register soon! First come first serve.


  • Free Yoga Classes at Symposia Book Store 510 Washington St. in Hoboken  Oct 11th and 18th at 7:00pm

-Symposia is now opening its doors to a totally new environment for yoga practice: small classes, taught in a supportive, non-competitive manner, with lots of individual attention.

-Pre registration is required. Please call 201 805 1739


  • Fishing with Friends and Family in Bayonne. Mentors and Parents are invited to bring out their kids that love fishing or are curious about trying it for the first time. October 22 from 10:00am-12:00pm.

-light snacks, beverages and worms provided

-Bring your own fishing pole. Call in advance if you need a pole


  • Seminarios en dos partes paras familias que hablan español, con niños recién llegados a este país. Una terapista licenciada va hablar sobre los problemas culturales, sociales y psicológicos que pueden afrontar. October 24 5:00-6:00pm  ( St. Josephs Church 6401 Palisade Ave. Lower Community Room)

-Licensed clinician will speak to parents about the cultural, social and psychological challenges a child encounters when coming to a new country.


  • Mind and Body Workout Workshop.  Speaking to Teens about Child  Abuse and its effects on  children and a families, Followed by Physical Fitness Challenge.   October 27th 6:30-8:00pm at Woodcliff Community Church after school youth program 7605 Palisade Ave, North Bergen NJ  

-Teens will learn about the different forms of child abuse and what happens to a family involved with D.Y.F.S. ( Division of Youth and Family Services)

-Physical Fitness Trainer will time test the ability of teens to complete Fitness Challenge.   

YMCA Camp Linwood Macdonald

The lake at Camp Linwood

On Sunday, August 21, I was invited to YMCA Camp Linwood Macdonald by Newark YMWCA’s CEO, Michael Bright. Michael felt Camp Linwood Macdonald would be perfect for our group since it offered outdoor activities in our off season. Located in Sandyston, New Jersey, Camp Linwood offers environmental education, team building games, and other activities, such as archery, canoeing, fishing, hiking, swimming, and a zipline that crosses a lake. Yes a zipline! Needless to say, it didn’t take much convincing that Camp Linwood was worth a visit.
When we arrived, we were given a tour around the campsite. As a snowboarder, I’m used to seeing snow covered hills and slopes, so this was definitely a switch. There were wild flowers, dragon flies, turtles (snappers!), a stocked lake, a pond with tadpoles, frogs, and more turtles, a rock climbing wall, lodging for overnight campers, the list goes on!
Because of a looming storm, we quickly had lunch so that everyone could get a turn on the zipline. On the first day of our snowboard season, we focus on courage and how it relates to snowboarding and everyday life. This day was no different. Some needed coaching to make it up the ladder, while others needed it to “jump off” and zip across the lake. But I think everyone would agree that the experience proved just how courageous we all are and how fun ziplining truly is! As Tyson would put it, “you get to zoom through the air!”.

My second go on the zipline!

After our zipline adventure, Armani Rae, Savion, and Tyson climbed the rock wall, while Jerrie and I took a hike around the camp site.
Savion was proud that he was able to conquer his fear of heights, similar to our rider Edward, and climb to the top of the wall. By the middle of the day, we were all convinced this would be a great experience for Shred Love’s participants. And if you need anymore convincing, just ask Jerrie and Armani Rae about the fire pit and the yummy smores!
We’re having a day trip to Camp Linwood on Saturday, October 29, 2011. The trip will include zipline, rock wall climbing, low rope team building activities, and smores by the fire pit. This event is open to all, however if you are only sending your kid, s/he must be at least 8 years old. For more information, please send us an email at
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