A bit randomly but nevertheless beneficially we stumble across the Sarah Burke Foundation website today, honoring the memento of freeski legend Sarah Burke who died in a training skiing the halfpipe accident last year and trying to give this tragedy at least a bit of a positive twist in the outcome.
Mission: To provide inspiration and support to those in need
Sarah Burke was so much more than just a successful athlete; She was a leader in the sport community, a respected media personality, and an action sports icon. She was also an activist and a philanthropist, who devoted much of her life to helping others.
The Sarah Burke Foundation is committed to the altruistic ideals embodied by Sarah’s life and her actions. The foundation will preserve Sarah’s goodwill and her actions, by supporting and inspiring current and future generations. All support will allow us to carry on Sarah’s spirit and legacy by supporting others in sport and future generations.
The Sarah Burke Foundation is being created to act as a Scholarship Foundation for athletes, while also donating to organizations Sarah would choose to support to continue her legacy.
To support their cause and show your support, you can purchase #CelebrateSarah stickers, adorn your neck with a snowflake necklace charm inspired by Sarah’s snowflake tattoo on her foot or simply donate some money.