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2020 Fundraiser & Rail Jam Recap

This year JSAW brought the annual fundraiser together with our ski/snowboard rail jam at Help Boardshop. Just over 100 people attended including 52 riders who competed on the snowpark and skatepark. It was quite cold, but nothing we Minnesotans couldn't handle! The Brick Oven Pizza bus was baking some incredible pizza's and Caribou donated plenty of hot chocolate and coffee. The donors that attended were excited to see the ministry in action and hear them Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Teresa Taylor

I have been married to my hubby Pete for 28 years. Our son Sam is 14 and loves skateboarding. I work full time as a national Licensing Supervisor for Coldwell Banker Realty and have my own Pampered Chef business as an Independent Consultant. My hobbies are cooking and baking, reading and watching Hallmark movies 🙂 I am passionate about bringing JOY to peoples’ lives and helping people reach their goals. I was raised in a Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Danny Wyant

My name is Danny Wyant. I attend Southview Middle School. I have an older brother and a twin sister. I love skateboarding, snowboarding and playing xbox with friends. Being a Christ follower means being kind and gentler to others and hoping for the best for them and others. To me, being a disciple means telling others God is on their side and willing to help them through what they are going through. I got contacted Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Mike Ashley, Board Member

Hi everyone. My name is Michael Ashley. I am the Area Director for TreeHouse, Bloomington.  I have been married 20 years and we have 3 kids: (Josh (15), Kate (12) and Luke (9). I enjoy design, reading and yard work. I am passionate about my wife, philanthropy and helping folks take next steps in their lives to do good in our communities. I became a follower of Jesus in 8th grade through the Pacific Garden Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Chader Burton

My name is Chader. I’m currently enrolled at Dunwoody in their electricians program. My hobbies mostly revolve around cars and skateboarding. I’ve been skateboarding for two years and I’ve been working on cars and racing ever since I was a kid. I got connected to JSAW by having friends that are a part of JSAW. They invited me to join them and I have been involved ever since. I have grown in my faith by Read more…

JSAW’s Response to Covid-19

During these difficult times of social distancing, we have never been more committed to carrying out our mission. JSAW is continually working to transform action sports culture by turning riders into disciples. It has been a very fast paced few weeks of continual changes and constant updates from both national and local governments. In light of all the changes, we wanted to share with you the measures we are taking to slow the spread of Read more…

2020 Winter Recap

To reach people no one is reaching, we do things no one is doing. Being on the hill is what makes a difference. JSAW’s staff is on the snow, riding at least two days a week throughout the winter. We build friendships and get opportunities to share our faith, pray for riders who get injured, and encourage them. We help coach riders who are learning new tricks, film for them and then invite them to Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Sherry Olson

Hello, my name is Sherry Olson. I am the mother of 3 grown children and the grandmother of 5 (ages 3-15). I have enjoyed many different jobs over the years from sales clerking to teaching classroom music and directing choirs and musicals. I am currently the assistant in charge of the volunteers and clients at a local food shelf. I love to spend time with my kids and grandkids, garden, read and play the piano. Read more…