Boarders Giving Back


It’s the holiday season, which in case you’ve forgotten, is a time that is dedicated to the spirit of giving. So it warms our cold hearts a little bit to see Female Rider of the Year Leanne Pelosi and Contest rider of the Year Jamie Anderson teaming up with other riders to give a little something back to those less fortunate. ESPN caught up with Leanne to get the scoop on “Give Back with Love.”

“The idea spawned from Jamie and I just having coffee one cloudy day in Breckenridge [Colo.],” says Pelosi. “I think we both realized that we need to encourage more people to get out and be active. There are people who are less fortunate who want to go snowboarding, but don’t have the financial resources to do so. By starting the Facebook page, the goal was to give back to people who need something warm for the winter holidays [and to] encourage others [to do the same]. And also just spread awareness to pay it forward and spread the love.”

So join Jamie Anderson, Leanne Pelosi, MFR, Elena Hight, Peter Line, Spencer O’Brien, Annie B, Kristi Leskinen, Robin Van Gyn and others in giving warm clothing to those in need this winter solstice. You can find out more about how to help here: