What is Live Like Sam Day?
Sam Jackenthal was a U.S. Junior National Ski Champion, an internationally-ranked freestyle skier and competitive inline rollerblader. More than this, he was an exceptionally kind, giving and fun-loving kid who valued compassion and teamwork over competition. Four years ago, the world lost Sam to a tragic skiing accident in Australia; but while Sam may no longer be with us physically, his spirit has left a tremendous impact on all of those he left behind.
Live Like Sam Day, which was created in conjunction with U.S. Ski and Snowboard, is a day we can all reflect on the acts of kindness we do for ourselves and for others. The first-annual day of remembrance marked the fourth anniversary of Sam’s celebration of life on October 10, 2015, and every year Live Like Sam Day is a celebration in which we can all remind ourselves of the Live Like Sam guiding principles. On 10/10 — and every day — help us keep Sam's spirit alive by spreading kindness in our communities and throughout the world!
It’s time for us to put character first and show that kindness counts.
Share in the celebration with #LiveLikeSamDay!
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Click here to watch an inspiring video of what it means to Live Like Sam
Help Us Celebrate Live Like Sam Day!
Ready to change the world, one kindness at a time? On Live Like Sam Day we encourage everyone to take the time to show goodwill toward themself and others. Celebrating Live Like Sam Day is easy — see below for inspiration on how to spread kindness and positivity today and every day!
How much kindness can you spread in one day?
Special Thanks to Our Partners in Kindness!
We are honored to have a partner in the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Team and forever grateful for its help in creating Live Like Sam Day. Many of Sam’s greatest moments were shared with the incredible athletes and program directors that make up this outstanding organization. Be sure to follow Live Like Sam Day on social media as some of the nation’s top winter sports athletes share their memories of Sam and what it means to them to keep his spirit alive!
A big thank-you to our other supporting partners!
US Ski Snowboard
Utah Olympic Legacy
Park City Mountain / Vail Resorts
Park City Education Foundation
Youth Sports Alliance
Utah State University
Park City Chamber
Winter Sports School
Christian Center of Park City
Park City Community Foundation
Mountain Trails Foundation
Changing the Game Project
Park City Signs
Join the Movement
Be a part of the Live Like Sam Fund.
The gold handprint is Sam's. It represents Sam holding up his community, his lasting legacy and his continued inspiration to many.