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Apr 30, 2013

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Inspired2Become - youth reaching their full potential

What we do every month to get the youth inspired!

Alternative action sports by Chris
-New quarter pipe for Strand skate park and I2B Strand Skate Club.

-I2B T-shirt sponsored for the Paarl Christian Skaters Comp.

-The Somerset West I2B Skate Park gets a fence- The municipality supports the I2B project in Somerset West where we are in the process of building the "head quarters skate park" for I2B.

-The National Christian Skaters/Surfers Conference in J-Bay- This is definitely a high light of each year. We get to take some members from each of our clubs on this road trip. They have to get some money together themselves and I2B does the t-shirt fund-raiser for this trip. We stayed at a campsite in J-bay where the conference was also held. There were morning and evening sessions with awesome worship. The afternoons was mostly open for skim, skate and surf. I believe all of us received so much out of this trip. Learning more about God, each other, the country and our sport. We really want to thank everyone who supported us to go. May God bless you! They guys got to see and experience many different beaches, towns and skate parks, some of it were:
Knysna Skate Park: The Yard

J-Bay Skate Park: The Element Park

                                                                                 Knysna Skate Park: The Yard

Glentana Beach

Skim comp at J-Bay (thanks for this pic, Kat from Christian Surfers).

The PE Public Skate Park

Here are two edits from the conference:
- The I2B Edit
- The 1Africa Edit
You can also read more about the conference here:
- 1Africa review

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie 
-Shofar Cloetesville- I had the opportunity to share my testimony at Shofar Cloetisville.

-Nationals 2013- Well done to all the I2B athletes in their participation at Nationals. We are proud of you. Below Ruan van Rooyen who was nominated junior athlete of the year for making both A qualification standards for World Champs.
One of the Western Province CP relay team

You can make a donation in support of the following sport & life skills clubs: (Your donations help us to buy equipment, build facilities and cover running costs.)
Skate Clubs:
- I2B Somerset West
- I2B Strand

- I2B Cloetesville
- I2B Kleinvlei
- I2B Belhar
- I2B Bonteheuwel

Skimboarding Clubs:
- I2B Strand
- I2B Gordonsbay

Athletics for people with disabilities:
- Alta du Toit
- Pioneer school for the blind
- Individuals

Prayer requests:
-For the work of I2B to impact the next generation.
-For financial, material, equipment and volunteer support.
-For the blessing of God on our support team and our projects.

Thank you for your support and interest!

Chris and Fanie van der Merwe



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Feb 12, 2013

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Inspired2Become - youth reaching their full potential

What we do every month to get the youth inspired!

Alternative action sports by Chris
-New ramps, 2013 is here!- We built some smaller ramps for outreaches and demo's. We are hoping to build some great ramps this year for the youth!

-Protective gear for kids!-

-I2B Gordon's Bay skim club is growing fast- This club started with a bang. It went from 3 members to 13 to kick-start the year.

-Inspired2Become visits home town- A sure highlight for I2B since we started end of 2010. Fanie and I have been wanting to give back to our "roots" for a long time. We had the privilege of visiting our old high school, Hentie Cilliërs, in Virginia in the Free State on Friday morning 25 January. We shared our testimonies, showed some video clips and I did a rollerblade show. Some more pics below.

I2B with Mr. Andrè Vorster, the Principle of Hentie Cilliërs High School.

Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie
-Inspired2Become visits home town- Anrune' Liebenberg was part of I2B visiting Hentie Cilliërs High School. Here are some photos with the teenagers and teachers.

-Shofar first year's camp- Myself and Arnu Fourie were guest speakers at the camp.

The first years doing their morning exercises. 


Nov 23, 2012

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Fanie at the Kleinvlei Skate club
Fanie at the Kleinvlei Skate club

-Fanie back from Paralympics- Now that Fanie is back from London he gets asked to do talks all over. He came to some of the skate clubs to share his experience and show the kids his medal. 

-GlobalGiving September Challenge- A very big thank you goes out to all who supported us in September in this challenge. We needed to raise $4000 from 50 unique donors in order to earn a permanenet spot on the GolobalGiving website that will enable us to receive donations from USA. God is so good and you guys are so supportive! We made it! Thanks Lord!

 -I2B sponsored the mini ramp to Son Surf Strand- The Rietenbos Primary School project didn't work out so we decided to move the ramps again. Over the school holiday some metal sheets were ripped off the ramps and stolen. The Cloetesville skate club had to move back to the broken down tennis courts. We are looking to fix it up and turn it into a skate park for the youth in the future. The Son Surf guys are very happy about their mini ramp. Was a tough job to move it.

-Paralympic and Disability Awareness day with Bridging Abilities- We held a day where schools all around Western Provence came to hear some of the stories of the Paralympic Games and participated in fun activities.

-New skimboards- We received some new skimboards for our clubs to use. These boards are stronger and easier to ride waves with. The kids enjoy it so much!

-We also sponsored some protective gear to some of the club kids.


Thank you for your support and interest!

-I2B sponsored the mini ramp to Son Surf Strand
-I2B sponsored the mini ramp to Son Surf Strand
-End product of the mini ramp sponsor
-End product of the mini ramp sponsor
-Paralympic and Disability Awareness day
-Paralympic and Disability Awareness day


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