SPIRIT OF SARAH SCHOLARSHIP
LATEST NEWS: 11 year old Maya Mikkelsen wins 2015 SOS Award!
In partnership with the Sarah Burke Foundation, we are again offering the ‘Spirit of Sarah Scholarship’. To honour and remember our much loved camper, long time coach and friend Sarah Burke, we are awarding a Free Full Package Summer Camp to a female skier, who best embodies some or all of Sarah’s very special strengths and characteristics. 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 Week’ off the ground and inspired so many young women through her incredible skiing talent, but more importantly through her special personality, which showed modesty, kindness and a wonderfully positive approach to life. To learn more about Sarah’s incredible legacy please visit our tribute page and read the many stories from campers whom she inspired over the years. Previous winners include 16 year old Emma Stevens from Nova Scotia,15 year old Carly Lavieille from Ontario and 13 year old Elena Gaskell from Silverstar, BC, who all enjoyed an amazing week of training with some of the top female freestyle skiers in the world.
How to apply: (Applications now closed for 2015. Please try again in 2016!)
• Create a short video presentation (no longer than 5 minutes), showing why you deserve to be awarded the camp and email the link to firstname.lastname@example.org • The presentation should include an interview with yourself and your references such as your coaches, teachers or anyone else you feel could be persuasive in helping you win the scholarship. • It could include action footage of skiing or other sports, be wildly creative or simple and straightforward, use graphics or voiceover…etc – the choice is yours! Deadline for 2015 submission is May 15th, with the winner announced May 30th. Please send The scholarship includes one Full Package Camp to any 2015 youth session.
Two new scholarships announced for 2016
Haynes Gallagher and Tory Gossage, two of Sarah’s great friends who were former campers themselves when Sarah was a camper, are offering two new scholarships for deserving young campers who attend Momentum this summer. Two lucky winners will be awarded a FREE 2016 Full Package Camp. Winners will be nominated and chosen by Momentum coaches during the Summer 2015 Sessions. One camper will be picked from Girls Week, July 3 – 11th and the other from any one of the other youth sessions. So if you don’t win the 2015 SOS award come to camp and you will have another chance to win in 2016 instead! Many thanks to Haynes and Tory for such a wonderful way to keep Sarah’s Spirit and memory alive while inspiring a new generation of young skiers, just as Sarah would have still been doing today.
If you missed the inspirational documentary ‘First in Flight’ released Feb 14th on ABC about Sarah Burke.You can watch it here