This year, Lake Tahoe did Shred the Love in a big way! Being the 6th annual Shred the Love at Sugar Bowl, we decided to expand the series throughout Lake Tahoe by having five events in 7 days. The events, including rail jams, yoga sessions, skate and BMX sessions and more all promoted a healthy active lifestyle, focusing on the mind, body and soul as the best prevention.
Friday March 29th was the kick-off party at the Pastime Club in downtown Truckee with Hard Rock Café’s battle of the bands winner, Island of Black and White. The rocked out, and we all celebrated with giveaways, raffles and good times.
Saturday was the return to Sugar Bowl Resort, with a rail jam in front of the Judah Deck with a DJ in the park throwing down beats, while the 40 participants shredded in the park. The crowd was dancing and cheering on our youngest athlete who was only 7 years old! We had awesome silent auction and raffle items all day long, and a sponsor village with B4BC, Arbonne healthy snacks, Local Knits, and Urban Angel providing hair cuts/styles for donations. On-site face painting was fun for all!
On Easter Sunday, we ventured over to Woodward Tahoe. We hosted the first Shred the Love BMX/Skate Jam for all ages. Again our youngest was 7 years old, and he ripped! We had 10 BMX riders and 15 skaters. Each discipline jammed 45 minutes with DJ Treez mixing the beats.
April 4 we headed to Kings Beach where the Lake Tahoe Wellness Center hosted a free yoga class for survivors, friends, and family. The class was followed by healthy snacks and a speech from the center’s owner, Dr. Lily Kuehne.
We wrapped up Shred the Love at Studio Tahoe. The yoga class benefited B4BC and was followed by a Kombucha tasting and talk by Tahoe locals Bella Bucha.
We would sincerely like to thank all our sponsors, fundraisers and everyone who helped make this happen: The North Face, Paul Mitchell, GoPro, Sugar Bowl Resort, Woodward Tahoe, Tahoe Wellness Center, and Studio Tahoe. Thank you to all the local shops and company’s that donated to the silent auction/raffles!