In Memory of Brian Hart Schwartz

It was just a little over six years ago on February 18th that we lost a friend, brother, son, grandson and boyfriend to one of his many passions, skiing. After Brian's passing, his fellow members of the Masco Ski Team created 'BHS' stickers to wear on their helmets in Brian's honor. As the years have gone by, I am constantly reminded and have felt protected by the 'BHS' sticker that I proudly wear on my ski helmet. I know every time the east coast gets a big snowfall or I have a great day at the mountain, Brian has had something to do with it.

This Christmas, I found myself with a brand new helmet but with no 'BHS' sticker to put on it. As I had worn one for the past six years, it just didn't feel quite right going on a ski trip without this sticker. This inspired me to design a new and improved 'BHS' sticker.

For those of you who did not know him, I think Brian's high school golf coach, Ben Hodges, describes him best.

"Very few people come in to our lives that leave a lasting footprint on our hearts and minds. These people not only have a positive influence over us, but they help shape the very fabric of who we are.

This individual was Brian Schwartz.

No matter how you describe him, his love for others will have a lasting impression on me and everyone that was blessed to have known him. His "other"-serving attitude is a reminder to us of how we should treat one another. His selflessness and willingness to see the positive in all things and in all people was truly a gift from above that has been passed on to all those that knew Brian."

Brian's full name is Brian Hart Schwartz. So in honor of his middle name but mostly his attitude towards life, I created this sticker in the shape of a heart.

Since the sticker is so easy to produce, I figured I couldn't not share it with Brian's friends and family. Then I thought why not make good of it and raise money for Brian's Scholarship fund at Masconomet High school! 

So, in honor of Brian, please make a donation of your choosing that is $5 or more and I will mail you a 'BHS' sticker. A donation of $10 will receive 2 stickers, $15 will receive 3 stickers and so on. Of course larger donations are always appreciated. If you are making a large donation but only need one or two stickers, please email me at [email redacted] or leave a comment when you donate.  Please display this sticker in a place of your choosing that is a daily reminder that Brian is looking over you.

That place does not have to be on a ski helmet like it is mine, it can be on a laptop, on a water bottle, on a piece of equipment that you use for exercising or a sport, a car, the back of your cell phone or iPad, in the corner of a window that you look out often or wherever else you find appropriate!

If you are a member of the Facebook group "In Memory of Brian Schwartz", it would be great to take a picture of where you put your sticker and share it in the group.

Thank you for your time and for your donation. Keeping Brian's spirit alive through the scholarship at Masco truly means everything to his family and friends.


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