Live Like Sam is based on the core principles of Community, Athletics, Responsibility and Education – principles that guided Sam’s life.
Our programs award character and need-based scholarships, create educational platforms with a personal development-based curriculum, build strong community partnerships and provide our youth with opportunities to volunteer and serve their communities.
Live Like Sam's Guiding Principles
Build partnerships with local organizations under which youth can volunteer and give back to their communities.
Fund character and need-based scholarships to help young athletes chase their dreams and reach their potential in sport and in life.
Embrace the importance of social responsibility, gratitude, acts of kindness, respect and positivity in personal development.
Provide educational tools and curriculum that empower empathy, leadership, generosity and positive personal growth.
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Professional athletes, young community members and Sam’s peers explain what it means to Live Like Sam.
People Who Live Like Sam Are
But what really separated Sam from many wasn’t his athletic accomplishments, it was his character, the way he treated others and showed up for himself.Chris "Hatch" Haslock, Director, Freeski Division Park City Ski & Snowboard
Sam Was More Than Just An Athlete
While Sam was a talented, fearless and committed athlete, he was also generous and kind. It was through his character, not his talent, that Sam left behind a legacy of positivity in his community.
There are only two things in life we can control, our attitude and our activity.
Fueled by the Live Like Sam Fund
In his short life, Sam was an inspiration both as an athlete and as a positive, community-minded young man. Live Like Sam was created to honor how he lived his life by creating opportunities to make a positive impact on the lives of young athletes, their families and their communities.
The Live Like Sam Fund supports the mission of Live Like Sam, providing the resources necessary to positively influence the lives of young athletes.
The Live Like Sam Fund is managed by the Utah-based Park City Community Foundation.
Live Like Sam wants every young athlete to have the confidence and tools necessary to excel in life – as an athlete and as a person.
Since 2017, the Live Like Sam Fund has raised over $150,000 to support over 200 athletes with more than 200 total awards.
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The gold handprint is Sam's. It represents Sam holding up his community, his lasting legacy and his continued inspiration to many.