I2B and CSA updates
What we've been doing to inspire the youth....
Alternative action sports by Chris
-I2B Kleinvlei skate club made their own T-shirts- I am so proud.
-Brand new wetsuits for the I2B Skim clubs- Thanks to Christian Surfers International, Brett Davis, Mark Edwards and everyone else who helped getting these wetsuits to us. Groms are stoked!
-New skimboard for Llewellyn- Thanks to Simonei and Minke (two of my sister's four daughters) for helping me stick the grips on Llewellyn's board. Thanks Handsdown for the awesome board.
-Activate Sunday at Shofar Somerset West- We had a Sunday at my local church where all the non-profit organisations in the church had the opportunity to showcase their work. Thanks for this great morning Shofar Somerset West. Thanks for the great photos Jean and Dean from Consuming Fire Films.
-ALLinSKIM September- This monthly skim day trip was to Camps Bay this time. The idea is to get all the skimboarders together from around Cape Town, once every month. We first stopped for some gatsbies, pretty messy but good for the skim, hehe.
When the I2B CSA van is full the skimboards go on the roof.
-The old but new mini- Son Surf (CS) Strand had donate the mini ramp that we donated to them back to us because of a lack of space. We happily took it back and are in the process of making it fit in the I2B skatepark.
Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Celebration Braai- Congrats to Toni with her National Colors, and well done with your performance at your first World Cup!
-Preparing for the WP Trials at Astra School-
- Casual Day- We brought awareness to kids and the community regarding people with disabilities. A fun day, thanks Toni Mould for the opportunity.
-All African Games- We had a very blessed time at the Games, learned a lot and made new friends. We had great joy in competing and very thankful for the opportunity and experience.
-Occupational Evening in Kuilsriver- Encouraging the youth to use their talents and opportunities the Lord has given them. Thanks Duane Fortuin for the oppertunity.
CSA - Christian Skaters Africa
-CS Paarl- Thanks again to Dave Emmerson, who already moved back to the UK, but his legacy now stands. The ramps finally arrived in Paarl in the big container. We started putting it together. This is in partnership with people doing amazing work, the MCM Sports Park. Please click on the name to read more about them. The launch of the CS Paarl skatepark will be on 14 and 15 November 2015.
-Gsk8t (CS Nelspruit)- Words by Stefan de Villiers from Lowvelder. The Car Park League – as it was dubbed – is a monthly event where Gsk8t partners with Makro which allows them to make use of the parking area. The skaters now know that every second weekend of the month a skate day is held at Makro. Around 30 skaters made their way to Makro Nelspruit’s parking lot to battle it out on their boards.
-CS Walvis- Leader Bennie Smith: I'm still working with the young chaps, and we recently started with what we call CS sessions (image below). The peeps come together every Saturday and help each other progress. I then take 5 minutes to share with them from the Word and I get them to converse about what God's Word says. I'm grateful that all the club members come from Christian households, and praying God will send more people that we can lead to salvation. I also started a CS Walvis Facebook Page.
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Chris and Fanie van der Merwe
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