Mission Statement Making a difference in our community through Christian outreach in a fun and safe environment.

Purpose Statement Our primary purpose is to expand the knowledge of Christ among youth by setting a positive example and providing a safe place for recreation.

Vision Statement To be Washington's premier skatepark and recreational facility by providing each guest with a variety of activities in a friendly, affordable, Christian environment.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Boarders For Christ in Yakima - October 9th & 10th

Boarders for Christ will be at the Sundome in Yakima on October 9th and 10th as part of the Northwest Youth Conference.

Follow this link to register for the conference:

Or for more information on the event contact:
Jennifer Palmer

Thursday, September 24, 2009

B2SB - Back 2 School Bash

Sorry it has taken me so long to write about the Back 2 School Bash. I have been drug through a fire while walking in a valley. I wish that life was just mountaintop, mountaintop, mountaintop, but the reality is that life has its ups and downs. Thankfully, B2SB was one of those ups – a mountaintop!

Thanks to all our volunteers, chefs, donors, and attendees for making our first B2SB a fun filled event. Also, a huge thank you to CrossPointe Church in Bothell for supporting us this summer and hosting this end of summer event. Special thanks to God for the incredible weather. Some of the youth even said, “I think we might have prayed too hard for good weather,” as the temperatures were in the 80s.

The youth skated for about an hour and a half before lunch was served. We had more food than we needed thanks to generous donations by friends and family.

After lunch, the raffle and silent auction ended. Great prizes were handed out to the winners. Thanks to our raffle and auction item donors: Bev Spore, Karen Bennett, Bob & Micki Shulkind, Sparta’s Pizza in Bothell, Play it Again Sports in Woodinville, Taco Time Corporate Office, Starbucks, Teddy’s Bigger Burgers, C28.com, and Jubilee Skate Shop. Please show your support by supporting these local establishments.

After lunch, Bad Timing took the stage. Christian and Dru did a great job despite being short a couple of band members. We’re looking forward to having them play for us again.

Next on the docket was A Day For Dying. Recommended to me by my skate ministry friend, JD, A Day For Dying willingly traveled from Spokane Saturday morning to play for our outreach. These guys are fantastic. Not only did they come free of charge, but they left Spokane at 6am in order to make sure they got here on time, hung out for hours waiting to play, and kept an awesome attitude the entire time. I highly recommend booking this band if you get a chance to do so. Their message is clear – Christ is the answer!

All in all, the day was a success. We had about 60 people in total between skaters, parents, volunteers and band members. We raised $534 dollars through the raffle, silent auction, miscellaneous donations and entry fees. Since almost everything was donated, our total “take home” was $435.

Pictures are being posted on Shutterfly at www.madskates.shutterfly.com. Some photos taken by Julie King have already been posted there. Please stop by shutterfly and enjoy the view. J

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Parents - Time Change


Some discussion has begun about starting Skate Night a little earlier on Monday nights to help accommodate the school year, get the youth home earlier, etc. Our start time was originally based on my work schedule with 6:30 being the earliest I could get home and get set up for skate. Since I will be done with that job at the end of this month, we are discussing options for changing the schedule starting in October.

Currently, we start at 6:30pm and end at 9:00pm.

Our other options are to run it...
from 5:30pm - 8:00pm
6:00pm - 8:30pm.

Please send me an email to let me know if you have a preference or opinion on this. Definitely send me an email if changing the time will make it so you cannot get your skater to our event anymore.

Thank you,
Brett Elizabeth Spore

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Pray for JD & Kalispell

Please join me and my family in praying for our friends in Kalispell and the amazing ministry they have there. May God supply abundantly above and beyond their needs!


Thank you.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Skate Night - Personal Study - Underground Vietnam

This assignment is for anyone who joined us this summer for the Underground Reality Vietnam DVD series.

Please write a short letter to one of the following:
1 - The Christians in Vietnam
2 - Voice of the Martyrs - the US group that sent the teenagers
3 - One of the teenagers: Bethany, Wes, Bryant, Brad, Daniel "DJ", Jon, Shannon, or Jon.

There are 2-5 points available. You will not be "graded" on your spelling or punctuation. What I want to see is your heart. What do you really feel about this experience, the people, the situation, the risk, etc?

Turn in your letter next Monday night at Skate Night.

Thanks and see you all at B2SB this Saturday at CrossPointe Church!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

B2SB - Back 2 School Bash!

B2SB - Saturday September 12th

CrossPointe Church
19527 104th Avenue NE
Bothell, WA 98011

12:00 noon - apx. 5:00pm

Admission $5
Includes: BBQ and Concert - No additional fee for skate session.

This is an “all ages” event. Skating is open for those 9 years old and older.

Please join us in praying for sunshine as this event is outdoors in a covered area. Rain or shine, we will have a great time!

Raffle/Silent Auction
Some of the raffle and silent auction items include:
• Coffee basket
• Skate deck
• Handmade toddler sweaters
• T-shirts
• Weekend at a condo on Mt. Baker
• Teddy's Bigger Burgers $25 gift card
• Skate helmet
• Taco Time free meal gift cards
• Handmade blanket
More items are still rolling in, so bring some money for your $1 raffle tickets! Adults - Be sure to bring extra cash or your checkbook to participate in the silent auction.

• Bad Timing
• A Day for Dying

Some items on the menu for this Saturday
• Hotdogs
• Chicken
• Calico Beans
• Hashbrown Casserole
• Hawaiian/Filipino Style Ribs
• Chips
• Salad
• Pasta Salad
• Dessert

Skateboard, inline skates, and scooters are allowed. Skating starts at 12 noon. Waivers and helmets are required.

• Pop Cans: This marks the end of our summer pop can fund raiser. There will be a prize for the youth who brings the most pop cans.
• New to M.A.D. Skates: There will be a prize for the youth who brings the most new people who have never attended a M.A.D. Skates event before.

Questions/Comments/Donations/Volunteers… Please contact me at brett@madskates.com or via cell 206-423-0813.

Thank you,

Brett Elizabeth Spore

Skate Night on Labor Day?

Yes! Skate Night is happening tomorrow night - September 7th. Please remember that it is the first Monday of the month, so scooters are allowed. Also, this is the final epsiode of the Vietnam Underground Reality DVD series. Don't miss it.