Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids

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Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids
Sport clubs for disadvantaged South African kids

 

 

 

Blessed 2021 to you and your fam!!

I2B is 10 years old this year!!


 

Thank you for your prayers and support this past 10 years.

We hope to celebrate throughout the year.

 

To kick things off, here are some highlights of the past decade:


First skate clubs: I2B Kleinvlei and I2B Cloetesville, 2011



First motivational talk and athletics club
 


First I2B T-shirt




The Indoor Son Skate Stellenbosch Skatepark

 


First skim club, I2B Strand



Church skate show, Shofar Malmesbury


First I2B Camp, Langebaan



Chris at Asian X-Games ,2012



Skatepark move 1



Skatepark move 2



Fanie at London Paralympics



Fanie and Chris's old high school outreach at Hentie Cilliers in Virginia



First ramps set up at the I2B Skatepark, 2013





First Nationals athletics outreach



First I2B Year End Cup



Bringing the bowl to the I2B Skatepark, 2014




Godfrey and Scott joined the I2B Skatepark Team



Fanie at World Champs, New Zealand



Chris took over CSA from Bradley Jones, 2015



Covered the bowl



Cape Verde Islands skimboard outreach



First CS South African Tour 



Chris's wife, Jami, joined I2B adding educational therapy, 2016



I2B car branded



Fanie at his last Paralympics, Brazil



I2B Surf started by Moose van Papendorp




Josh joined the I2B Skatepark Team



First African All Ability and Action Sports Ministry gathering, Ghana, 2017



All Ability athletics outreach, Eastern Cape, 2018



Last I2B Year End Cup before park revamp started



Chris at pro skim contest in America, Florida, 2019



First CSA Gathering, Johannesburg



Coach Fanie, Paul and Chane from I2B went to Junior World Champs 

 



Love Cape Town Outreach - skate show with I2B Team and ramps



I2B Skatepark expansion progress, 2020





2021 Fundraising Goal

Matching grant opportunity:

We received a grant of up to $15000 to cover only project/outreach costs. All funds raised to match this grant will go towards operational costs. Our goal is to match the full amount of $15000.

 Thank you for prayerfully considering joining the I2B and CS support Team for 2021!



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Athletics for people with disabilities by Chris


Fanie and Jenni got married!
What a beautiful day 24 October was! Fanie and Jenni wanted people to be refreshed and inspired at their wedding (that is exactly what happened!). Many of Fanie's athletes also attended their big day.


 

 

 

Action sports by Chris
 

The I2B Skatepark Progress
It is really exciting to see the progress at the main hub of Inspired 2 Become -  the I2B Skatepark. We did the first concrete pour and will do many more in the next month.





People with open hearts and hands
We would like to thank Neels and Attie for donating all the bricks and pavers we needed. This is really going to bless our community so much!




The skate park work horse
We are tremendously grateful for the grant from the Global ACTS network that we received to buy a pick-up truck. This will help us in a big to build skate ramps.



The first concrete quarter
Together with the local skaters from Strand, we decided to build a quarter pipe at Smoothies Skatepark in Strand. It was the first concrete ramp we built and it came out really nice. Thanks to all who helped us with this project



We launched the ramp with a best trick jam.



Surf club support during Covid-19
I2B surf coach, Moose, handed out food parcels to the I2B surf club kids. What a legend!!



More Improvements at the I2B Park
We are very excited about the park's new shading next to the bowl.



A new sign for the park, yeah!

 

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The SA national lockdown coming to an end

It has been really tough for our club kids to stay at home during the long lockdown. CJ from one of the I2B clubs drew this cool skatepark. Finally outdoor exercise is allowed again.



The blessing of family

My dad has been helping us at the skatepark for the last couple of months. He is now part of I2B and he is looking to start a mentorship and skills development project (with wood work and restoring old cars) at the skatepark. This project will be aimed at boys who dropped out of high school. Please let us know if you would like to get involved in this project. 



My dad revamped the bowl and it looks amazing!



Youth Day online event 

Goosebuster (13 year old Gustav) asked me to do an online interview and skate show on Youth Day. Well done for pulling this off Gustav! 

Below is a screen-grab from the recording:


New stickers 

We redid the back window of the I2B van and added a sticker on the bumper. We are also looking to redo all the stickers on the sides as the sun has damaged it pretty badly by this time. If you would like to help us with this, please let us know.


Hermanus progress 

It is great to see how the skatepark project in Hermanus is coming together. I did the design and the building part is a community project.

 

New rugby balls

We are very grateful for the donation of new rugby balls. We started with some individual athletics training and the balls come in handy to play with while doing our training session on the rugby field.

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Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie


Season kick-off
The Athletics season is full steam on the go with great competition opportunities for the athletes.


Paul at the one of the Boland league events.


Alta du Toit school at the Western Cape trials



Western Cape elite junior development camp
I had the privilege to help with coaching at this athletics training camp.


The squad


 

Action sports by Chris


The i2b skatepark expansion
Below is a drawing of the dream we had since the beginning of 2016 to make the skatepark more family friendly.



We finally raised enough support in 2019 to start the project. At the beginning of December we started with moving the fence and leveling the ground.


We used old quarter pipe frames, flipped it upside down, placed it on poles and tied some shading nets to it. We also bought some recycled plastic wood benches. The next steps would be to lay down concrete and build a non-permanent shop front/entrance.


Thank you to everyone who supported us to get this far. We are at a point where we need more support to finish the project. Please let us know if you would like to get involved.


I2B clubs feedback
The first i2b/CS Somerset West club meeting under the new shading.


We are proud of coach Wayden from i2b Kleinvlei for getting the youngsters from his community on skates.


Thanks to coach Moose, all the volunteers and Son Surf Strand surf school for keeping these youngster from the i2b Strand surf club so stoked.


We are proud of all our other coaches and appreciate you a lot!

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Athletics for people with disabilities by Fanie

Cape Winelands Junior Sportsman of the Year
We are extremely proud of I2B athlete, Paul, for being nominated as the Cape Winelands Junior Sportsman of the Year. He represented South AFrica at the Junior World Championships in Nottwil.



I2B represented at World Champs

After winning a gold medal for long jump and a silver medal for 100m at the Junior World Championships, Chane represented South Africa at the Senior World Championships. At only 17 years old, this is a great achievement! He reached the finals with a massive personal best and placed 5th. We are so proud of him for showing so much character throughout the Games!



Partnering with Caylix Sport
We partnered with Caylix Sport and did an athletics clinic for primary school learners. We also shared our stories with them.


DF Malan Sport Science Prize Giving
Coach Fanie was the guest speaker at this year's DF Malan Sport Science Prize Giving Event.



Partnering with Free to Serve

I2B partnered with Free to Serve to do sports activities. Fanie also shared his story at their annual camp.








 

Alternative action sports by Chris


I2B skate and skim club of 2019
We are extremely proud of the hard work and dedication our I2B action sport club members showed in 2019!

Thank you to every skater, skimmer and surfer who diligently attended their club sessions and gave their all to grow in their sport and to grow in their character.

Here are some of our I2B action clubs of 2019:

I2B Bright Lights Skate Club


I2B Gordons Bay Skate Club:


I2B Gordons Bay Skim Club:


I2B Strand Skate Club:


I2B Strand Skim Club:

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Location: Stellenbosch, Western Cape - South Africa
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