Co-Founders

Jon Ortiz & Ray Mendez
 

 

For over 25 years, Jon and Ray have traveled the world together as professional inline skaters, competing in the American Skaters Association (ASA) Pro Tour as well as the International Inline Skate Series (IISS), with multiple stops in 50+ countries spanning the globe. Also participating in prestigious events over the years such as ESPN’s flagship X-Games series as well as NBC’s Gravity Games.

Jon was born and raised in downtown Manhattan, and Ray was born and raised in the South Bronx. Both being products of low income communities, they were lucky enough to find a passion that gave them a positive path out of their neighborhoods. After 25 years of competitions, shows, demos, and over a million miles of travel, they happily created Go! Sports USA as an outlet for children across the city, with a mission of teaching them how to find their passion and use it to build a real and attainable life path of success and happiness.

 

FOR THE LOVE OF SKATING, OUR CHILDREN, AND OUR FUTURE.

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