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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…

2020 Copper Mtn Trip Report

It can be intimidating strapping in at 12,000 feet with wind in your face that can blow you over. For many of the guys on JSAW’s trip to Copper Mtn., Colorado, it was their first time snowboarding in the mountains. The first day we had bluebird sky and rode from 9-3pm with a quick break for lunch. Then we visited the Woodward Barn, an action sports training facility at the base of the mountain. It Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Wyatt Oliver

1. PERSONAL: Name /Job, School / Family / Hobbies / Passions My name is Wyatt Oliver. I attend Kennedy High School. I currently have two jobs: I work at a campground and I do construction. My hobbies/passions are BMX and snowboarding. 2. FAITH: What does being a Christ-follower mean to you? / What does being a disciple of Jesus mean to you? Believing in Jesus means staying true to myself and believing there is still Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Ruth Whipple

1. Personal: Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions. My name is Ruth Whipple. I am an RN and homemaker. My family consists of my husband, Chad; daughters, Isabela (19) and Piper(18); sons, AJ and TJ (15).  Reading, baking, movies and kid chauffeur are my hobbies and I am passionate about Jesus, my family and being joyful. 2. Faith: When and how you became a Christ-Follower / Biggest Influencer / Journey I have Read more…

JSAW Snow Outreach

JSAW Snow Outreach We started our snowboarding outreach in mid-November and have been riding at Hyland every Tuesday and Thursday since. Our staff riding at Hyland allows us to stay connected with some of the skaters who switch to snowboarding during the winter and reach new riders who don’t come into Help Boardshop. We always invite riders to meet us out on the hill to ride with them and support them. This year I have Read more…

Rider Spotlight – Nick Torre

Rider Spotlight – Nick Torre Personal: My name is Nick. I am 16 years old and attend Jefferson High School. My family includes my parents, brother and myself. My hobbies and passions are skiing and skateboarding. My Hype Music: Punk and old rap Skills Outside of Riding: I have mad Fortnite skills (video game) Why I Ride: Riding gives me motivation! Faith: What does being a Christ-follower mean to you? I think it means I should be Read more…

North America Action Sports Ministry Summit

North America Action Sports Ministry Summit At the end of October JSAWs Executive Director, Jonny, helped lead the North American action sports ministry summit in West Virginia at Camp Royal. This is one of five summits held around the world this year gathering partner ministries. Together we have 69 ministries in 30 countries who are making disciples in the action sports community. We discussed topics like fundraising, volunteers, vision, personal health, collaboration and more. The key Read more…

All Nighter Report

All Nighter Report On Friday November 8th, JSAW had an all night lock in at Help Boardshop. This consisted of games, hanging out, eating pizza, reading scripture and lots of skateboarding. Throughout the event we got to discuss and teach some truths about the gospel. We had three Bible studies asking three questions: Who is Jesus to you? Who is Jesus historically? Why did Jesus come? The first question sparked some real good discussion. We Read more…

Volunteer Spotlight – Sherri Anderson

Volunteer Spotlight – Sherri Anderson Personal: Name / Career / Family / Hobbies / Passions: My name is Sherri “Buzzy” Anderson. I am a Special Education Teacher. My family consists of me, my husband and our  7 children. I enjoy swimming and knitting in my spare time and I am passionate about being an advocate for those who can’t advocate for themselves and Jesus. Faith: When and how you became a Christ-Follower / Biggest Influencer Read more…

Rail Jam Recap

Rail Jam Recap Greetings and Happy Fall! On October 26th we kicked off the upcoming snowboard season with our backyard rail jam event. Although there was a lot of work and preparation involved, the results made it well with it. For those of you who are not familiar, for the backyard rail jam we construct a huge 50ft long, 8ft tall ramp in our parking lot and cover it with snow from the ice rink Read more…