Testimonials

Jonathan,
 
SAE wanted to send a quick note of appreciation for providing our school an amazing BMX show on Friday. It was extremely entertaining and the absolute highlight of the students and staff day. We have made many social media posts with videos and pictures as well the fact that the school will send out an email blast highlighting Freestyle Connection. Thanks again for making this experience seamless, easy and enjoyable. 
 
Rebecca Mattace
PTA: Sweet Apple Elementary in Roswell, GA
email: rmattace@gmail.com
phone: 949-235-2981

 

 

We were overwhelmingly impressed with the BMX bike stunt show presented by The Freestyle Connection.

The stunts they performed were so exciting to both students and adults alike. 

The performers themselves were obviously extremely experienced and well-prepared, and the show they presented was not only entertaining but also equally informative and inspiring.

We would highly recommend The Freestyle Connection to present a high-quality, entertaining and exciting show that is sure to appeal to audiences of all ages!

 

Millie Cline

Hasty Elementary PTA

Canton, GA

 

 

When I initially contacted various BMX teams to look into scheduling a show at our  Fall Fundraiser, some called me back, and well....some didn't. Jonathan not only got back in touch with me right away, but stayed in touch for the next 3 months ensuring we had what we needed, even accommodating a date change! But he got us everything from graphics for our flyers and posters, to the right numbers of t-shirts. He even special ordered t-shirts for us since we had so many various youth sizes. 
When it came time for the show, Jonathan and the team (Brian, Kyle and Joe) they showed up on time, worked with us to customize the show time to accommodate the bus's, and got set up for the "Ultimate show" based on that timeline. They warmed up in front of the kids, and did a great interactive show full of humor, anti-bullying & anti-drug and tobacco lessons, incredible stunts, and autographs and pictures with the kids. To add more excitement and customization, they even jumped over our principal, some teachers and the Chik-Fil-A cow.....all at the same time! It was both hysterical and awesome at once!
It will truly be a day to remember for us all! Great job Freestyle Connection!!
Megan Jones
The Roberts Elementary PTA, staff and students :)

 

 

The BMX bike show in our school was a rock and experience! Everyone from our principal to our kindergartners were up on their feet screaming with excitement. Jonathan brings excellence to his work and has passion for the kids sending a great message with all of his heart. The stunts where the best – unbelievable and exciting.

–– Rachel Meltzer arts and education chairperson South Grove PTA Long Island

 

 

Hi Jonathan,

Thank you so much for working with us.  The Freestyle Connection has had great feedback from the community.  I am so proud of the job you did to promote our smokeless tobacco message.  Thanks for being such a great group!

See you next April for sure!

Thanks,

Leila C. Rykard, LPN, CWWS

Human Services Program Specialist

Tobacco Prevention Program
Florida Department of Health in Madison
218 SW Third Avenue
Madison, FL  32340
(850) 973-5000 ext. 1181
(850) 973-5007 fax

Leila.Rykard@FLHealth.gov  

 
 
 
"Jon and his guys were easy to work with- timely-flexible and were wonderful with the kids. Their talent is exceptional and entertaining for all ages!! We would certainly hire them in the future!"
 
Thx again so much!!!
 
Andrea Ojert
PTA at South Forsyth Middle
4670 Windermere Prkwy
Cumming, GA 30606
 
 
 
"The Freestyle Connection team provided an amazing show and an even better message! Their team of professionals not only wowed the students with their stunts, but also brought a message of positivity in decision making and academics.  I will definitely use The Freestyle Connection in the future to implement bike safety and promote physical health with my regional students." 
 

Rebekah Edens - Active Routes to School Project Coordinator, NC 
 

Rebekah Edens, MSPH
Region Six Active Routes to School Project Coordinator
910-985-7388
redens@hokehealth.org

Serving Anson, Cumberland, Harnett, Hoke,
Lee, Montgomery, Moore, Randolph, Richmond,and
Scotland counties.

"A lifetime of physical activity can begin on the way to school."

 

 

 

Jonathan Dowker and his terrific co-workers just packed up and departed. it was just great, and the kids were beyond exited. The message about anti-drugs, healthy choices (wearing helmets), working hard and anti-bullying was right on target.

On behalf of MCES, thank you!
Ellen

Ellen Gann
Counselor
Mossy Creek Elementary
128 Horace Fitzpatrick Dr.
Cleveland, GA 30528

706-865-5000

 

 

Dear Jon,

I want to thank you again for bringing The Freestyle Connection to
Johnson Elementary School this past Friday.  Students and staff
couldn't stop talking about the show all day long.  Everywhere I went
there were cheers of thanks.  I have never seen our students so
engaged.  It was truly amazing to see.  Not only did they love your
incredible tricks, but I know they were listening when you delivered
your message about healthy living and staying focused on your goals
and dreams.  You guys are wonderful role models for our kids.  They
really look up to you and what you have accomplished.  It was very
rewarding to see their excitement following your performance.  Please
let your team know what a great job they did and how much we
appreciate them.

Below you will find some links to the media that covered your visit.
I have also attached some pictures taken by myself and one of our
teachers.  I have tried to "blur" some student faces as we might not
have permission from all parents to publish pictures of their
children.  Thanks!

sarah.w.morris@gmail.com

Trussville Tribune
http://www.trussvilletribune.com/2014/03/21/freestyle-connection-bmx-team-performs-in-pinson/

AL.com
http://photos.al.com/alphotos/2014/03/freestyle_connection_visits_jo_28.html

 
 

 

BMX Show testimonials

 

 

Great show at carwise middle today guys! Kids really enjoyed it, thanks a lot for coming.
Laura
PTSA fundraiser chairperson

 

 

This team not only put on a tremendous show, they inspired our students to
be the best they can be.  The energy they displayed encouraged our students
to be more passionate about their goals.  The team even had some one on one
conversations with our students after the show.  They are a class act!

Eric Thigpen
Principal
Snellville Middle School
(770) 682-3790

 

John & Kyle,

  I would like to personally thank you for your showmanship of BMX flatland and ramp jumping techniques.  It certainly brought back many memories of my youth BMX days.  Your professional display kept our students well entertained.

Your expertise of delivering a lively show,  followed up by offering a strong message about the negative effects of drugs, certainly set a tone with our students.  Your reinforcement of these topics accent my safety messages within the community.  I look forward to having you perform here again.  Keep up the great work and continue to stay DRUG FREE!  Thank you.

Allen Stotler
School Resource Officer
Welleby Elementary

754-322-8850

Please note that Florida has a broad public records law, and that all correspondence to me via email may be subject to disclosure.

 

Jon,

The guys showed up today and we were very pleased!  I wanted to make certain you knew what a class act of guys you have.  Kyle made contact with me twice before arrival and was excellent in keeping me updated on his arrival.  The kids loved their show, it was wonderful how they spoke about bike safety, helmet wearing, no-drugs, smoking, etc.  As a family event, which we take great pride in, we all commented on how nicely this was done.  These guys deserve some kudos for a job well done.  We are looking forward to their shows tomorrow.

Thanks again, and I hope you feel better. Attached is a photo of our guys at the Loudoun County Fair!

Tricia

Tricia C. Wilkerson
Assistant Superintendent
Loudoun County Fair
July 25 - 30, 2011

assistantsuperintendent@loudouncountyfair.com
Cell: 703-431-8744

 

 


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Hi Jonathan,

I am happy to let you know that the BMX Show that The Freestyle Connection performed at Keene's Crossing Elementary on May 20th, 2011 was fantastic.  All of our students, teachers, and parents loved it.  The show was full of excitement, "oohs" and "aahs."  I overheard kids talking about how incredible it was to see the stunt bikers flying upside down and doing flips.  The highlight was certainly when they they jumped over one of the teachers and then over each other, while standing!  The positive message of the show was exactly what we were seeking, and the bike safety message was perfect.

Please feel free to have prospective schools contact me if they would like a reference.  I will be certain to pass your contact info along to other schools in my area.  Thanks again for a great show, that topped off a great night at Keene's Crossing.

Lisa Brodsky
Spring Fling Co-Chair
Keene's Crossing PTO, Windermere, FL

Good Afternoon,

I just have to send this quick email to say thank you for that great show today. Our students really enjoyed the show, as well as the adults. Thanks for an awesome time!!!!! Looking forward to next year show already.

Valentina

~Live Laugh Love~

Valentina M. Jackson
Media Lab/PTO Co-President
Wrens Elementary School
1711 Highway 17 N
Wrens Ga. 30833

jacksonv@jefferson.k12.ga.us

 

 

 

We have had the pleasure of partnering with The Freestyle Connection several times in order to promote tobacco free and healthy lifestyles to the youth in our community. Our most recent partnership occurred at our local High School and was an enormous success. The students and faculty really enjoyed the fun and energetic show as well as the important messages involving health and safety. The Freestyle Connection is extremely professional and always dependable. We highly recommend The Freestyle Connection and look forward to working with them again in the future.

 

Sincerely,

 

Katy Curry

Health Educator

Taylor County Health Department

850-584-5087 ext. 193

kathryn_jarvis@doh.state.fl.us

 

 

For two years we have had The Freestyle Connection team bring their show and message to Madison.  Their show is entertaining for all ages and they weave your message throughout their performance.  It is my opinion that the audience will pay attention to what they do and say with greater retention than any guest speaker.  If you want a different approach to delivering a tobacco-free/drug-free message give them a try.

 

 

 

H. Preston Mathews, MPH

 

 

 

Smoking Cessation Consultant

 

Quit Smoking Now Class Facilitator

 

NFCC

325 NW Turner Davis Dr.

Bldg 13, Rm 139

Madison, FL 32340

 

 

Our staff and students were wowed yesterday with your BMX bike show!  Your message stressing the importance of a healthy lifestyle came shining through.  The connection to how the practice and hard work it takes to master the bike stunts is like the studying it takes to learn content and prepare for tests was excellent.  Teachers also made positive comments about how you interwove goal-setting to achieving your dreams.    Our students are still talking about the show this morning!  Thanks for helping us to promote character and achievement at MBSE!

 

 

Benita

 

Benita C. Lawrence, Ed. D.

Principal

Monticello-Brown Summit Elementary

5006 E Hwy. 150

Brown Summit, NC  27214

(336) 656-4010 phone

(336) 656-4616 fax

lawrenb@gcsnc.com

www.gcsnc.com

 

 

 

Dear John, Rob & Kyle,

   Thanks so much for bringing your outstanding show and message to Clement Elementary. Not only were you a huge hit with the students ("those guys rocked!"), but our staff raved on and on too. When you can get a group of ladies to say they really liked a show while standing in the heat and humidity - youknow you've done a good days work!! :)

   Everyone thought the way you incorperated your anti-drug message with your presentation was great; Keep up the truley excellent work. Again many thanks for sharing your message and talents with us.

Tammy Honeycutt

School Counselor

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  June 16, 2006          

  Testimonial, 

   I booked Jon and the Freestyle Connection for the 2006 Superman Celebration in Metropolis Illinois. We knew with the Superman Returns movie being released, a lot of attention & media coverage would be focused on Metropolis. We wanted to put on an outstanding event for the record crowd of Superman Fans who came in for the weekend. Freestyle Connection was absolutely SUPER!! What an awesome show!! We had used a couple other groups in previous years, but THIS group was outstanding. Not only was the show fantastic, but we loved the way the MC worked the crowd, had a drug-free message, and talked about safe riding. They even ended the show with THE SUPERMAN Stunt, red cape and all!! They were great to work with and I highly recommend Freestyle Connection to anyone who wants an Awesome First Class BMX Bike Show.

 

Karla K. Ogle

Superman Celebration Chairman

Metropolis Chamber of Commerce

Metropolis Illinois

 

 

 

 

February 2008


   Southern School Services, Inc. has partnered with The Freestyle
Connection to reward our valued customers for their fundraising efforts.
The Freestyle Connection has delivered consistent, action-packed,
professional shows time and again. Through the entire process from
booking to show performance, The Freestyle Connection has offered us
flexibility and dependability to accommodate our business and most
importantly, our customers! We offer this BMX stunt show and the valuable
lesions of Bike Safety and Anti-Drug Messaging for all age groups and
have found that there is no age specific range for this show – the show
appeals to all!
   It is with my personal endorsement, that I commend and recommend The
Freestyle Connection to all current and future customers of Southern
School Services, Inc. as well as any customers The Freestyle Connection
may procure on their own.
Sincerely,
Lisa M. Kenney
President
Southern School Services, Inc.

1011 Mackenzie Lane  Watkinsville, GA 30677 Phone 877-769-0832 / Fax 888-769-4187

 

Tue, 5 May 2009

Just wanted to thank you for coming to our school this year. The kids are still talking about the show you presented...I think this is the BEST MONEY I have ever spent...I have also talked to other schools in the county and they are interested in your show as well.. Just shoot me an email when you think you will be here in the Fall and/or Spring and I will do my best to get you several schools in the county....


Thanks Again,
Heather Bowling
Goose Rock FRC Coordinator
364 Hwy 1524
Manchester, KY 40962
606-598-4454
"He who can reach a child's heart can reach the world's heart."
                        Rudyard Kipling

 

 Dear Jon,
Thank you so much for coming out to do your BMX show for our lunchtime entertainment for field day.  I appreciate your professionalism as we both called each other to set up the event.  I appreciate working with a company that shows up on time and comes prepared with all their own sound system and equipment.  You made it easy for me during a very hectic day.  The teachers and students loved the show and how you incorporated the sport of BMX and demonstrated safety in bicycling was an added plus to your program.  You were a gift to us this Field Day and I know the kids are going to want to see you again next year.  I highly recommend your company and would be happy to talk to any future customers that have any questions.  This year our motto at the school is that we are to do everything "with excellence", your company did just that this past Friday with our school.

Sincerely,
Connie Sheets
King's Ridge Christian School
Health and Physical Educator K-5