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
Shred Love proudly introduces you to one of our more advanced riders, Khaliq!
About me: I play sports and dress very well and I’m a Holliboy!
What made you join Shred Love? (I joined because) my aunt loves me and asked me, so I did.
How has Shred Love changed your life? I do better at other things.
First time I went snowboarding was at Blue Mountain.
First trick I landed snowboarding was a butter.
First trick I learned on a skateboard was an ollie.
This week, get to know our second season participant Zaakirah.
Name: Zaakirah Muhammad
About me: I love animals, hanging out with my BFF Mani, paint my nails, read and write poems, and I love to make new friends.
What made you join Shred Love? I joined Shred Love to go snowboarding.
How has Shred Love changed your life? Shred Love changed my life because it help me to not be afraid to try new things and I met new friends.
First time I started walking, I was 10 months old.
First time I learned how to write my name, I was 1 year old.
First time I got a puppy, I was 6 years old.
First time I went to acting class, I was 10 years old.
First time I learned how to snowboard, I was 9 years old.
Get to know the newest big boss at Shred Love! Armani Rae started off as a participant and is now helping out with recruiting more girls and getting them hooked on snowboarding and photography.
Check back Tuesday, January 4th for our next feature in the Get to Know Us series!
On Thursday, 3/18, Shred Love headed up to Stratton in Vermont for the US Open. The 28th annual snowboarding event gave both amateurs and the world’s best riders the opportunity to compete. It also gave us the opportunity to meet up with other nonprofit snowboarding organizations.
We were very fortunate to have met Danny Hairston of Chill.
We also met up with Brian Deka Paupaw of Hoods to Woods and Olympic winner and US Open Women’s Half Pipe winner, Kelly Clark.
And Olympic winner Hannah Teter before the Women’s Half Pipe competition.
Seeing the Black & Night Jam and Half Pipe competition live was epic. You really get to appreciate those backside rodeos and double corks in person. I was also able to snap a pic of Kelly Clark’s victory run, its not best because I took the picture from my cell phone but it does manage to capture the moment.
I think its safe to say that wraps up the 2010 riding season for me. Until next winter, Shred Love!
Its the end of our program, so its time to say thanks to everyone that made this possible.
11 volunteers, 24 students, 2 mini vans, 3 SUVs and 3 hours later, Shred Love attended its first learn to ride session at Windham Mountain.
Our core value for the day was Courage. It took a lot of courage for both the students and the volunteers, as many were first timers as well, to try snowboarding. Despite the long trip, everyone was all smiles and amped to get on their boards.
The instructors at Windham Mountain were very knowledgeable, understanding and patient, making the group’s first day on the slopes a success! Thanks Windham and SOS Outreach!