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Ending off 2016 with a BANG!
Alternative action sports by Chris
I2B Year End Cup 2016
On the 10th and 11th of December Inspired2Become held the annual I2B Year End Cup at the I2B Skatepark in Somerset West!
A lot of hard work went into preparing for this event. Firstly, we had to fix the last part of the bowl that burnt in the beginning of the year.
Another addition to the park was the new quarter pipe we had to build in less than a week's time! With the help (and prayers) of our park supervisor (Godfrey), some local skaters and an old employee of the park (Scott), we managed to finish the ramp at 1am the evening before the event!
Besides fixing up damaged ramps and building new ones, we also gave the park a new paint coat which made it feel as good as new.
We were very blessed to have received amazing sponsored prizes from a variety of companies/individuals. A special thank you goes to Disciples Inc Tattoo Studio, Niva, Etnies, DC Shoes, Rise, Stefan Kruger, Kingdom Longboards, Dope Industries, Old School Productions, Hans and Neon Webb, Chris Roos, Powerslide (USD), Razors, Third World and Lino Skate Shop.
Thank you also to Johan Stadler, Jacques Cilliers, JP en Marele Dicks, Wilna Ludeke, Beatrix Smit, Disciples Inc and Christelle Lochner for contributing to food and drinks for the event. Not one youngster had an empty spot in their tummy over the weekend!
On Saturday evening many of the skate club members slept over in the skatepark. They found it somewhat challenging to gather up enough energy for the best trick comp the following day:-)
Congratulations to everyone who competed in the I2B Year End Cup - to those who won and to those who gave it their all. We are extremely proud of each and every one of you!
I2B Year End Skim Jam 2016
On the 3rd of December we had our annual I2B Skim Jam at Camps Bay. We were surprised at the amount of skimboarders who joined the event and it was great getting skimmers from different areas together.
Thanks to Victoria skimboards for some prizes for our Year End Skim Jam in South Africa and 3 skimboards for the I2B skim development clubs.
Thanks to Exile skimboards also for prizes. I was blessed to visit both places during my time in USA.
Gayson's Gr. 7 Farewell
One of the I2B Gordons Bay club members, Gayson, recently had his Gr. 7 farewell. During previous skimboarding competitions Gayson and his friends met fellow-skimboarder Cameron. They also laid their eyes upon his racing car and decided months ago to ask him to chauffeur Gayson to his Gr. 7 Farewell.
And so, myself, Gayson and Cameron (or as the kids like to call him Supersonic) buckled up and enjoyed sharing this special moment together.
HaveHeart held their annual longboarding competition at the parking areas of the Helderberg NG Church. We also took a few ramps to the event and held a small skateboarding competition for the local skaters. Congratulations to the HaveHeart team for organizing yet another great event!
Members of I2B Macassar helped build this manipad for their club.
A special thank you goes to Ricardo Lino from Lino Skate Shop for sponsoring us with these really cool pairs of skates.
Ending off I2B Clubs
We had the last club sessions for the year. Thank you to all the loyal club members for growing and giving your all this year!
I2B Bonteheuwel Club:
I2B Kleinvlei Club:
I2B Cloetesville Club:
I2B Bright Lights Club:
I2B Strand Club:
I2B Somerset West Club:
I2B Strand Skim Club:
I2B Gordons Bay Skim Club:
One of the highlights of 2016 was to have Moose van Papendorp form part of the I2B Team!
Moose started his own I2B Surf Club and he is coaching youngsters from Nomzamo and Zola at the Strand Beach once a week.
His heart is really to see children's lives change and to be a father to the fatherless.
Moose, we are so excited to have you part of the I2B Team and look forward to see what surprises next year will hold!
Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
We recently celebrated the Paralympics as well as the Green Point Stadium being named after Wade van Niekerk.
Maties Para Sport Function:
Sharing my story
I had the opportunity of sharing my story with university students as well as with the learners from Melkbos Strand Primary.
I also shared my story at the Stellenbosch Sport Ambassadors function and at Shofar Church in Paarl.
Africa Region 5 Games
Congratulations to Sineleto and Recardo on your silver medal at the African region 5 Games!
Ending off the year
I celebrated the end of the year with the different sport clubs and schools.
Educational Therapy by Jami
Therapy at Raithby
I had my last few therapy sessions at Raithby Primary. It was great to see that the children could still remember some of the new concepts they learnt earlier in the year.
Aldorico started therapy in the fourth term and has already shown some good progress. Well done, Aldorico!
Here the grade 2 and 3 learners are celebrating the hard work they put in during the year. I am extremely grateful to have had to privilege of getting to know these amazing children and I look forward to the adventures that await us next year!
CSA - Christian Skaters and Skimmers Africa by Chris
I2B Year End Cup 2016 and CS National RadTalk
At the sleep over in the skatepark we also had the CS National RadTalk (a time of sit down and sharing about what God is doing in our lives). AD Henderson shared his radical testimony and Josh shared about why he skates for Jesus. Thanks for the pics JJ van Rooyen.
Tour to Langebaan
We took some of the I2B Skaters from Somerset West and Cloetesville to Langebaan on a weekend away (because KDC got cancelled).
We had a great time skating, skimming, braai-ing and having CS RadTalk with the guys.
Global Action Sports Ministry Summit - California, USA
The conference was an amazing time to network with other action sports ministries. To learn and to be encouraged to keep going. The network aims to validate, gather, share, grow. Visit ACTS for more info.
Indra and Sophie: married skater couple from Indonesia.
Luis: Christian Surfer from Venezuela.
I also had some free time to meet some pro skimboarders from Laguna and to skim with them. What a dream come true. Thanks, Jesus!
Thanks for this photo, Flask Skim.
Morgan Just became a really good friend and God has great plans ahead for him.
To all who have supported us this year - be it physically, emotionally, financially or in prayer - we are truly humbled and grateful and we would not have had the year we did, if it had not been for all of you.
May you rest well this holiday and may you have a very blessed Christmas and a fantastic time with your families and loved ones!
All our love,
The Inspired2Become Team
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- Thank God for an amazing 2016
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