Foundation honors Geneva Coulter and The Ladd Brothers with “Up and Coming Scholarship Awards”
VANCOUVER, Canada (October 2014) – The Sarah Burke Foundation announces the winners of its annual “Up and Coming Scholarship Awards” to Geneva Coulter and The Ladd Brothers, Noah, Dylan, and Connor. The Ladd Brothers submitted a single application and they, along with Geneva, will receive a $7,500 grant from the Foundation which provides financial assistance to aspiring young athletes who have demonstrated personal excellence in their sports and communities. (http://sarahburkefoundation.com).
Qualified applicants had to be 18-years old or younger, compete in winter sports, exhibit consistent academic success, and a philanthropic spirit in keeping with that of Sarah Burke. Each candidate was also required to submit three personal references that could attest to the person’s good character and generosity.
The applicant pool exceeded expectations again this year. “The applications we received were incredible and we continue to be awed by the many people who Sarah inspires on a daily basis,” says Foundation President, Rory Bushfield.
The “Up and Coming Scholarship” Award Winners are:
- Fifteen-year-old Geneva Coulter is a sledge hockey player from Edmonton, AB, Canada with dreams of making her sport an Olympic event. She competes with her team and mentors others players. She will begin training to be a coach in January 2015 and continues to realize her leadership abilities.
- Noah (15), Dylan (13), and Connor (10) Ladd are from Lakewood, Colorado and are avid park and superpipe skiers. Whether on their backyard trampolines, or on the mountain, they train together and support each other throughout the year. Noah helps mentally and physically disabled children at a local school, Dylan helps tutoring after school, and Connor helps out at school and around the neighborhood. All three dream of one day following in Sarah’s footsteps by competing in the X Games.
We are proud to support these athletes as they work to achieve their dreams.
About Sarah Burke
Sarah Burke was an inspiration, a humanitarian, and a shining example of athletic excellence. Remembered for her brilliant heartwarming smile, her heroic feats on the ski slopes and her tireless championing of the underdog, Sarah’s spirit continues to live on in the hearts of those who knew, admired, and loved her. For more information, please visit http://sarahburkefoundation.com.