“Riding, just pure riding, is what snowboarding is all about.” – Tom Sims
Even decades after his innovations and forward-thinking concepts became mainstay in the sport he loved, Tom continued to live his passion. His relentless pursuit for the deepest powder, the longest downhill paved road, and the smoothest wave was and continues to be an inspiration to us all.
Once again we are honoring the legacy of Tom, his passion for life and the sport of snowboarding through the Tom Sims Legacy Fund which was founded by SIMS® in partnership with SOS Outreach. The Fund was not only established to honor Tom, but to spread the love of snowboarding to anyone and everyone – a pursuit Tom lived day in and day out. With the assistance of SOS, the Fund will provide scholarships to underprivileged kids, exposing them to mountains and to the sport of snowboarding. A national nonprofit, SOS works with more than 5,000 participants annually, aiming to build character and self esteem in at-risk youth through outdoor adventure sports.
The Tom Sims Legacy Fund will create a sustainable annual campaign for SOS Outreach’s snowboarding programs. All donations made to SOS through The Legacy Fund will provide scholarships to kids to participate in the five-day Learn to Ride program, which includes five days of professional instruction, lift tickets, hard goods, soft goods, and the SOS Core Value curriculum. SIMS Snowboards has kicked off the 2013/2014 Legacy Fund with a healthy donation. Please join SIMS Snowboards in honoring Tom’s memory by supporting SOS programs and the kids they serve.
Tom with the World’s First Snowboard and the SOS crew at Winter Park.