Snowfest РPlattekill Mountain 


Join us for a day of snowboarding and  (dare we say it) skiing at Plattekill Mountain on Thursday, January 26, 2017! Unlike our past events, we have reserved the mountain just for you to enjoy. That means no lift lines! And to all of our volunteers, that means no group for you to manage. You could ride (or ski, but why would you? Seriously, go snowboarding, lol!) until your heart’s content or when the chairlift stops running at 4pm. 

For new or beginner snowboarders and skiers, lessons and rental equipment are available for $55. Rental equipment  (lessons not included) is $27. Helmets are available for rent for $5. 

I am personally asking all of our guests to consider making a donation. I’ve been wrecking my brain on how to make this event affordable for those that wish to attend, while still being faced with the growing costs to run Shred Love. So I didn’t include a donation amount in any of the prices mentioned above. 

The prices quoted above is the cost for your lesson and/or equipment. If you have your own equipment and don’t need a lesson, there is no fee to attend, however I do ask that you consider making at least a $25 donation. Even if you can’t make it, please still consider making a donation. Shred Love is a 501c3 non-profit organization, so your donation is tax deductible. In addition, we would not have been able to serve over 600 kids for the past 7 years without your continued support. 

Transportation will NOT be provided. 

There’s a full-service cafeteria on the mountain so that you can buy breakfast, lunch, snacks and/or drinks throughout the day. 

Hope to see you there! 

Liz 

P.S. Snowboarditis is a real sickness, don’t be afraid to call in to work sick! ūüėČ

Event Details

Shred Love Snowfest at Plattekill Mountain – Thursday, January 26, 2017 9am -4pm

469 Plattekill Road, Roxbury, NY 12474

RSVP by 1/19 – eroyster@shredlove.org 

P.S.S. – Our website is still a work in progress. If you are, or know of anyone, willing to donate their time to help us fine-tune our web presence, please email me. 

Who Runs the World? Girls!


On October 19, 2016, Shred Love, along with 4 of our participants, attended the Women’s Sports Foundation – 37th Annual Salute to Women in Sports gala. 

Founded by Billie Jean King, the Women’s Sports Foundation has been breaking down barriers to grant more girls and women access to sports. Established in 1974, the Women’s Sports Foundation has been providing financial support to aspiring champion athletes, funding groundbreaking research, advocating and educating to not only get more girls and women active, but to create more leaders. 

The mission of the Women‚Äôs Sports Foundation truly resonates with me. There were many hurdles to overcome to start Shred Love and as we continue to grow and serve more youth from our communities, we face even more challenges. Running Shred Love on a tight budget, dealing with climate changes and burnout (working a full-time job, managing a family of 7, along with the responsibilities of Shred Love) can be overwhelming. It was a blessing to be a grant recipient of the foundation’s Sports 4 Life program. It was even more empowering to hear the stories of over 70 Olympic, Paralympic, champion and elite athletes – women athletes. The stories of struggle, perseverance, support and achievement were the greatest take away for our young ladies to bear witness to. 

As snowboarders, our girls are familiar with the level of commitment and dedication it takes to achieve greatness. Therefore it was no surprise to see Bria, Taralyn, Armani Rae and Alexis work the red carpet, navigate questions on life, snowboarding, and share their stories of triumph (both academically and physically). 

At the gala, Armani Rae had the opportunity to share her story on how snowboarding has changed her life. With her wit and charm, she managed to steal the show, if I must say so myself. Ok, I’m a little biased, but still, she killed it! 

Although the new year will have new challenges in store for us, I am inspired by our girls, Alexis, Armani Rae, Bria and Taralyn. Over the years I’ve had the chance to see each of them tackle a new skill in snowboarding, in addition to stepping up and becoming leaders within Shred Love. For that I’m grateful. 

Cheers! 

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!

P.S. Bear with us as we redesign our site!

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