EAST RUTHERFORD — Five-time Olympian and three-time gold medalist, Shaun White recently caught some air at Big SNOW American Dream, in a visit prompted by a worthy cause.

The former professional snowboarder and skateboarder met with some teenagers through “STOKED,” a mentoring organization that uses “board sports culture to close the opportunity gap.”

His visit on Nov. 18 was also the Olympian’s first time seeing Whitespace, his own active lifestyle clothing brand, in a physical store, which is part of the Big Snow facility at American Dream.

White did some runs both in and outside of the terrain park, before taking photos and signing autographs for the crowd.

STOKED has branches based in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles, which work with schools, community organizations and a network of dedicated mentors.

Big Snow — at the Meadowlands mega entertainment and retail complex — has been billed as the first indoor, year-round real-snow ski and snowboard center on the continent.

Erin Vogt is a reporter and anchor for New Jersey 101.5. You can reach her at erin.vogt@townsquaremedia.com

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