The 6th Annual Spirit of Sarah Burke Scholarship

Date: March 13, 2017 Author: King Writer Categories: news
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Momentum Ski Camps, in partnership with the Sarah Burke Foundation, is launching the 6th annual Spirit of Sarah Scholarship. The training scholarship was set up to honour the memory of freestyle skier and long time Momentum camper and coach Sarah Burke, who passed away in 2012 in a tragic accident.

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Camp Director John Smart says, "One of the causes dear to Sarah’s heart was encouraging young girls to follow their dreams and believe in their skiing abilities. Sarah played a big part in getting our ‘Girls Ski Week’ off the ground and inspired so many young women through her incredible skiing talent, but more importantly through her demonstration of modesty, kindness and her wonderfully positive approach to life."


One lucky lady will win a Free Full Package week, worth over $2,600, to train at Momentum Camps in Whistler, B.C. this summer, under the mentorship of some of the top freestyle skiers in the world. Applicants have been asked to submit a short video presentation to plead their case. The judging panel will be looking for a worthy candidate who best embodies Sarah’s very special strengths and characteristics. Candidates can make submissions to info@momentumcamps.com until May 1st. Full details here.

Smart adds, "Keeping Sarah's memory alive is very important to us and it is great to see how many young girls are still inspired by her legacy."

Previous winners include Megan Oldham (Ontario), Emma Stevens (Nova Scotia), Carly Lavieille (Ontario), Elena Gaskell and Maya Mikkelsen (B.C.) all aged 12 - 16. All are competitive freestyle skiers with dreams of competing at the highest level of their sport.

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For more information on the Spirit of Sarah Scholarship, visit momentumskicamps.com/spirit-of-sarah-scholarship. #CelebrateSarah