After the tragic passing of Sarah Burke in January 2012, the ski community lost an icon. To ensure her legacy, her family, with the help of friends and Sarah supporters, started the Sarah Burke Foundation, which supports those in need as Sarah did and would have continued to do so.
To honor Sarah, Smith Optics, her longest-running sponsor, created a limited number of I/OS goggles, inspired by her favorite colors, sayings, and designs. In just a couple of months after releasing the Sarah Burke Memorial I/OS goggle, Smith announced they’re sold out of the limited-edition goggle and will be making a donation of $26,000 to the Sarah Burke Foundation.
“We wanted to find a way to support Sarah and her legacy,” says Gabe Schroder, Smith’s ski promotions manager. “Sarah meant so much to this brand, we wanted to honor her by raising money to support the Sarah Burke Foundation and its mission. We know this donation will be put to good use and hope it continues to raise awareness for her foundation.”
According to Smith, the donation will be used to assist Sarah’s favorite charity, The St. Jude’s Children Hospital, as well as make it possible for future generations of winter sports athletes to achieve their dreams.
To learn more about the foundation and see how you can make a difference, check out SarahBurkeFoundation.com.