Anyone who met Sam instantly knew he was one-of-a-kind. Goofy, fun-loving and witty, he was also compassionate and kind. He brought out the best in those around him and inspired us all to be a little bit better.
For those who knew him well, and even those who only knew him in passing, his untimely death was inconceivable. In 2015, the Park City, Utah, and ski communities came together to honor Sam’s life through various memorials. Today, his legacy lives on through Live Like Sam.
Sam’s dad, Ron Jackenthal, sat down with Lynn Ware Peek and Tim Henney to talk about managing loss, finding inspiration in difficult times and how Live Like Sam plans to support the positive development of young athletes. Take a listen.