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.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Support One Of Our Skate Families

Support one of our skate families by purchasing your Christmas tree at Donna's Trees in Bothell just across from Burgermaster! Open today!

Skate Night Cancelled for Tonight

Sorry everyone, but I feel it is the wise choice to cancel Skate Night for tonight.  We have the flu in our family right now, and I did not get the studs on the van in time to beat the bad weather.  Please be safe out there, enjoy the snow, and have a fantastic THANKSGIVING!  We'll see you next week.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Support M.A.D. Skates easily and at no cost to you!

Go to www.goodsearch.com and when it says, "Who do you search for?" type in MAD Skates.  Choose MAD Skates and Rec Center (Bothell, WA) and start searching. 

I just received our first check from GoodSearch, and I'm looking forward to getting the next one when more people than just myself are using it.  I have been using GoodSearch for 1 full year now, and I have to say that I'm happy with the results it comes up with. 

Make the switch from Google or Bing today and help M.A.D. Skates one search at a time!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday Nick!

This month Nick is celebrating his 16th birthday, and we are helping him celebrate tonight at Skate Night.  As is our tradition, we will be having cupcakes for everyone to celebrate all the November birthdays, but in addition to that, we are having free pizza and ice cream.  I hope to see a bunch of you there tonight to wish Nick a Sweet 16!

M.A.D. Skates T-Shirts on Clearance Sale - $5

We only have a few t-shirts left, and I'm selling them for $5 each.  They are all adult sizes. 

Quantities available are:

Solid Blue                                                          
                    2 Large                                                                    
                    5 X-Large                                                                
White Ringer
                   1 Medium
                   7 Large
                   3 X-Large

Solid Blue

Ringer Tee

Back of Shirt

Front and Sleeve

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Injured Again - Prayer and Set up Help Needed

Yes folks, I have injured myself again.  This time it is my right hip flexor, and loading and unloading the van is going to be next to impossible as I can hardly get in and out of my car.  If I could get one person to help unload the van tomorrow night (Monday 5:15) it would be greatly appreciated.  Hopefully, we will have Nick and Kory back tomorrow night to load it at the end of the night.

Also, I would greatly appreciate prayer for my injury.  I was just getting over the left quad tear and hip flexor strain and had begun training in earnest with my mom for the half marathon we have signed up for in January.  The left leg took almost 5 months to heal, and as you can see on your calendars, I have 2 months for this leg to heal.  Please pray for a miracle.

Thanks everyone, and may God richly bless each and every one of you.

Sincerely from my heart,
Brett Elizabeth Spore

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Van Battery Update

Half of the money has come in and the other half has been promised to us. Thank you to those who jumped in to help out.  The battery was replaced Tuesday night, the van passed emissions Wednesday afternoon, and Lord willing I'll be getting the new tabs for it this morning.  Thanks again to everyone who helped keep us running!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Emergency Financial Need - Van Battery

The van battery is dead.  We have had to jump start it for 2 weeks now.  We need $100 to replace the battery.  If you feel led to help out, please donate. 

Donations are accepted in cash at Skate Night, check via standard mail 21705 2nd Ave SE, Bothell, WA 98021, or via PayPal.  Thank you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Taking Back Halloween

Here at our house we get around 100 trick-or-treaters every year.  This year was no different with a record high of 119! 

Every year I try to do something to help "take back Halloween" and give glory to God.  This year, I put a sign on our door that said, "If you are a skater, raise your hand."

The first group of kids that came to the door had 2 junior high boys in the front with their hands raised.  I gave them each one of the skater packets I had put together.  They were so excited that after I gave them their candy, they asked if they could give me a hug.  It was a pretty awesome start to the night.

So, what was in the packet? 
Mike Steinkamp's Skate Testimony on DVD
The Gospel of John put out by Pocket Testament League
NOTW Sticker
MAD Skates Sticker
MAD Skates Business Card with the Skate Night information on the back

I handed out approximately 10 complete packets, 3 more Gospels of John, and about 5 business cards.  I just pray God uses these items to reach into the hearts of the young people and 2 women who took the packets.  I ask that all of you take a moment and say a prayer for these people as well.  We need your help...

Washington State is listed as one of the most unchurched states in the U.S. and Wikipedia states that we are part of what is now known as the "Unchurched Belt." As of 2000, the six U.S. states reported to have the lowest rate of religious adherence were Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Nevada, Maine, and West Virginia.  In January of 2009, Washington was rated as 6th lowest in having "religion as part of their daily life."