Honor Jake Burton With Donatations To The Chill Foundation

Honor Jake Burton With Donatations To The Chill Foundation

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Honor Jake Burton With Donatations To The Chill Foundation


Jake Burton passed away last night surrounded by loved ones and today the entire mountain sports world is mourning. Jake was an absolute pillar of the sport and by all accounts, a stand up dude. We here at Unofficial are deeply saddened by his passing. If you want to honor Jake’s memory it has been asked in leiu of sending flowers to make a donation to The Chill Foundation. DONATE HERE.

Here are few tributes from across the action sports world:

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The first time I stepped on a snowboard in 1982 it was a Burton and most likely shaped by Jake himself. The first time I rode a chairlift was 1987 in Vermont and most likely Jake was behind making that happen in one way or another. The last few years I had gotten to know Jake personally through his wife @donnacarpenter who is on the board of @protectourwinters . We hit it off right away and always had the best conversations. I am so grateful I got to know Jake personally and see his stoke and passion for snowboarding first hand. I know I am not alone when I say his work changed my life. It is sad to see him go, but it was a life well lived. Thoughts and prayers to his family. Tomorrow afternoon the @jonessnowboards staff will celebrate his life by going snowboarding. If you are in the area come join the celebration at Alpine Meadows, 2pm. #rideonjake @jakeburton77

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