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Sarah Burke Foundation launched
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The Sarah Burke Foundation has been launched nearly one year after her death. The Canadian freerider died in an accident while training in Park City, Utah. The Foundation aims to help young athletes and good causes.

Sarah Burke died last January while training in the Utah half pipe ahead of X Games competition in Aspen.

She had done much to develop freeriding and was one of the sports most popular characters.

Her death sent shock waves through the tight-knit community as we reported at the time.

She was a 4 times X Games gold medal winner, World Champion and potential Olympic medalist.

The Foundation is a non-profit organisation dedicated to Sarah's legacy.

Its mission is "to provide inspiration and support to those in need."

"Sarah had too many amazing qualities to list, but two of the most obvious ones were her love of winter sports, and her commitment to helping people in need," said her husband, Rory Bushfield, who is the Foundation's president. "We are honoured to be able to continue Sarah's practice of giving through the Sarah Burke Foundation and are grateful for the tremendous support we have received."

Funds raised through the Foundation will go toward athlete scholarships and organisations Sarah would have been keen to support.

Fundraising efforts include the sale of Sarah Burke Snowflake necklaces inspired by Sarah's snowflake tattoo, along with Lil Wayne limited edition Sarah Burke T-Shirts.

For more information on the Foundation see here.

For the spirit of the mountains

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