Wrapping up the end of the summer season, Kirby had the opportunity to do a day on the water with the staff of Mission St. Louis. Mission St. Louis is an organization that works to empower impoverished people in the St. Louis area to transform their lives. This special organization was founded by Louisiana native, Josh Wilson. He is passionate about people and is the heart behind Mission St. Louis. Read More
The Wakeboarding World Championships is the most prestigious boat competition of the year. This year the event was held in Toronto, Canada. I qualified for the competition by competing at the National Championships in July. The support that I have had to attend theses events has been incredible. The Shannon Family’s sponsorship through their label dispenser company, Dispensa-Matic, is a major reason why I am able to attend competitions. Because of them I am able to see breakthrough in my contest riding. I am also able to minister to the wakeboarding community and to travel to amazing places.
THE ROAD TO NATIONALS
Thanks to Dispensa-Matic Label Dispensers, Kirby was able to travel to Acworth, Georgia in July to compete in the WWA National Championships. Dispensa-Matic Label Dispensers is the premier sponsor of Kirby’s travel for the 2016 season. Wakeboard contests are becoming increasingly international. Without Dispensa-Matic’s support, Kirby could not feasibly attend most of the WWA contests. They are a huge blessing and we are so grateful for them. Read More
This year we are happy to announce the new Kirby’s School of Wake Team! The team was formed by Kirby’s vision to train and guide up-and-coming wakeboarders as they enter into the realm of competitive wakeboarding. Our riders have open access to Kirby to grow, train, and progress as athletes and as men. Each of these riders were hand selected. They are talented, accomplished athletes that have demonstrated character and integrity on and off the water. They are not only dedicated and hardworking, but are some of the most personal, kindhearted wakeboarders around. We couldn’t be more excited to have them representing Kirby’s School of Wake. Be sure to keep up with them on Instagram to see what new things they are working on. So without any further adieu…let’s meet the team! Read More
This June, Kirby’s School of Wake had the special privilege to be a part of the Midwest Children’s Burn Camp. The camp is designed specifically for children who have suffered trauma from serious burn injuries. Serious burns are extremely painful and cause scaring of the skin. The need to feel accepted is a powerful thing, especially in today’s world. As these children recover from their injuries, Burn Camp provides them with an atmosphere of healing. Campers are able to make new friends that reserve judgment, have fun, and learn that they are not defined by the scarring on the outside, but rather who they are on the inside.
Wakeboarding has been a driving force in my life since the age of seven. I remember being a kid scanning through all of the wakeboarding magazines and watching all the newest wakeboarding videos I could get my hands on to see what the professionals were doing. Now, 20 years later, wakeboarding is not only my passion but my career. Read More
Many of you have seen my testimony that was filmed with the ministry This Is My Story in 2010. If you haven’t you can view it by clicking here. God was doing some major transformation in my life at that time. To show you exactly how faithful God is, I filmed a part two demonstrating the fruit of that decision I made in October of 2010 to live fully dedicated to the Lord. God sees the big picture and it’s His Holy Spirit that leads us to repentance. I answered His call to transform how I was living my life without realizing that God had a much bigger plan in store for me. With that being said, I am excited to announce the release the part two of my testimony where I’m able to share only a part of the impact of that decision. Giving my life to follow Jesus was a decision I will never regret. Read More