Spirit of Sarah Scholarship Winner Announced

Spirit of Sarah Scholarship Winner Announced

The Sarah Burke Foundation and Momentum Ski Camps awards ‘Spirit of Sarah Scholarship’ to 9 year old Hunter Belle Hall from Quebec

Whistler, BC –  After much deliberation, the 2020 ‘Spirit of Sarah Scholarship’ has been awarded to 9-year-old Hunter Belle Hall, who hails from Montreal, Quebec and skis in the Laurentian mountains. Hunter will receive a free all-inclusive week of training at Momentum Ski Camps in Whistler, BC.

Check out Hunter’s entry here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9uC480flQko&feature=youtu.be

She says “Winning the Spirit of Sarah Scholarship is the best thing ever, I really didn’t think I would win because of my age. It’s amazing because I’ve really wanted to go to the Momentum camp the last couple of years.  I can learn many new tricks and I need to do more flips, I’m so excited to ski with other freestyle girls and be coached by some of the top girls in the world.”

There were many worthy entries again this year and the judging panel, including Sarah’s mother, her husband Rory Bushfield, National Team Coach Trennon Paynter and Camp Director John Smart were impressed with Hunter’s skills, poise and determination at such a young age.

Hunter says, “I watched Sarah’s videos before going skiing in my backyard this spring, that was very helpful and it pushed me to try new try tricks. Now I’m working on some ideas for next year, I want to ski with an ‘all girls’ group in the park so I will push for that in honour of Sarah.  I can’t wait to ski for Sarah at the camp next year.“

Camp Director John Smart says, “It’s inspiring to see that Sarah’s legacy of empowering and motivating young girls still lives on. Sarah was a true role model to young women and we will always keep her memory alive by offering this scholarship to our Girls Week at Momentum each year.”

The ‘Spirit of Sarah Scholarship’ was created in honour and memory of long time coach and former camper Sarah Burke, who died in a tragic ski accident in 2012. One of the causes dear to Sarah’s heart was encouraging young girls to follow their dreams and believe in their skiing abilities. She inspired so many young women through her incredible skiing talent, but more importantly through her demonstration of modesty, kindness and her wonderful approach to life. Sarah was a camper with Momentum for 4 years and a coach for 11 years.

June 21, 2020

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