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Aug 14, 2015

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I2B updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....

Alternative action sports by Chris
-The International Kalemba Skim Comp- This was the 3rd year that we went to this amazing event in Angola. Organised by Tchiyna Matos and the Kalemba skim crew. Kalemba skim invites people from around the world to go skim their amazing waves, to compete in a world class skim comp and to just hang out and have a good time. 

The amazing shore break 3 hours drive outside of Luanda on a beach called Cabo Ledo.

I2B decided to make CSA t-shirts for this tour. Even some of the pro's liked it.

Some guys also rocked the I2B shirts. The grey one is from last year.

- The AllinSkim event- 
After the Angola tour the skim community from Cape Town decided that we must get together once a month for a breakfast/braai and skim. I2B, ChristianSkimmers and Skim To Be Happy made it happen.

-"It's an I2B day!"- 
Every school holiday there is a best trick skate and blade comp happening at the I2B skatepark. This was the June holiday event. The event is called, "It's an I2B day!" 

Two of the amateur guys won rollerblades.

-Some maintenance and new structures coming along.

-Starting to build a roof for the bowl- 
Watch this space.

-New skates for the I2B clubs for 2015

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-European Tour- We had a few good competitions to apply what we've been doing in training, in Berlin and Grosseto. We also had time to see a bit of the history of the places.

-Impact Team- We had fun watching the rugby and afterwards I shared my testimony  with the team.

-Amplified Partner Letter- 
Amplified asked me to write a short testimony in their monthly letter.
-Dare to Care-
 I motivated the youth in and around Simondium at their holiday sports program to value their dreams and to go for it.

-AGS in Franschhoek-
 Dyan Buis invited me to share my testimony in their church.

Thank you for your support and interest!

Chris and Fanie van der Merwe
May 26, 2015

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I2B and CSA updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....

Alternative action sports by Chris
-New school shoes- Kwanele from I2B Strand skate club gets shoes from I2B to go back to school.

Thanks Brighton from Shofar church for helping to take him back to school.

-I2B built a six meter rail for the I2B Kleinvlei skate club.

-The CS National Conference 2015 called Legacy- We took the leaders from all the I2B clubs to a weekend away in Jongensfontein. It was an awesome time to connect with people who love Jesus and who also skate, blade, skim or surf. We made I2B and CS shirts for each club leader for this trip.

The Jongensfontein campsite is really beautiful and right on the beach.

The Sunday morning we started the day with a sunrise session from the Word.

I was so stoked that Reagan, the I2B Bonteheuwel club leader, decided to get baptized.

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Second revisits of Schools after the TID Camp- After coaching Astra, I addressed the school at their assembly. The Western Province athletes was also presented to the school.
-Career planning- SASCOC gave me the opportunity to shared my athletics journey with the new athletes on the the OPEX program. E for Exec hosted the day.  

-Unashamedly Ethical- The SRC of Stellenbosch University together with Unashamedly Ethical hosted a panel discussion on ethics in leadership which I formed part of.  


Thank you for your support and interest!

Chris and Fanie van der Merwe

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Feb 20, 2015

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I2B updates

What we've been doing to inspire the youth....

Alternative action sports by Chris
-I2B Year-End-Skim-Jam 2014- We ended the skim clubs off last year with a skimboard competition at Clifton Beach in Cape Town. What a great day. Thanks to all for supporting this event. Everyone were so stoked about the prizes especially the kids who won new skimboards.

-The I2B YearEndCup 2014- The skate clubs we ended off with a skate comp and sleep over at the I2B skatepark. Thanks to all the sponsors for the great prizes and everyone who supported this annual event. We hope to see you all end of 2015 again. Thanks to my wife for taking great pics, you can view more photos here: I2B YearEndCup photos.

-Christmas Breakfast Party

-I2B Macassar luanched- In partnership with the Macassar Jesus Bende, we had two skate events in Macassar and then we launched the I2B skate club beginning of this year.

-The other clubs we launched beginning of this year to run with their own coaches from their own communities using equipment that I2B supplies are:
I2B Belhar                          I2B Kleinvlei                       I2B Bonteheuwel

-Strand ramps burnt to the ground- Sadly the ramps that I2B built in Strand two years ago were set on fire and the metal sheets have been stolen. Going forward we will rather build ramps with concrete in open public areas.

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Tembaletu School leavers Farewell- Encouraging the learners of Tembaletu to keep on working hard after school.

-Fairwell and planning weekend at RPC Riebeek Wes with the team-
 Suzanne Ferreira (Fanie's coach) organized a great weekend to celebrate the year of 2014 and plan for 2015.

-Maties Parasport TID Camp- HSPC organized a development camp through Stellenbosch University for some of the young athletes of Western Cape where some of the more experienced athletes of Maties helped coaching them. Myself and Anika Pretorius helped organizing the camp alongside my coach and Wentzel Barnard.

Thank you for your support and interest!

Chris and Fanie van der Merwe



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