We are proud to announce that we are sponsoring the High Fives Foundation’s “Last High Five of 2018” campaign! Help us raise money for this great foundation to assist outdoor sports athletes who suffer from life-altering injuries.
ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN:
The “Last High Five of 2018” is a one month online fundraising campaign with a $55,000 dollar for dollar match for the High Fives Foundation! Throughout December, you can make twice the impact to help outdoor sports athletes recover from brain and spinal cord injuries. The top 10 High Fives Athletes who raise the most from their networks (friends, family, coworkers, supporters) have a guaranteed spot in any High Fives adaptive sport camp they would like to participate in. Whether you know one of the athletes or would just like to help us reach our goal please consider donating!
ABOUT THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION:
If you are unfamiliar with High Fives, let us introduce you to this foundation that is near and dear to our hearts. For several years we have partnered with High Fives to help them provide resources and inspiration to those who have suffered life-altering injuries. In addition to supporting these outdoor action sports athletes in need, one of their biggest goals is to raise injury prevention awareness for all individuals who participate in the sports we love. The High Fives Foundation was founded by Roy Tuscany who personally suffered a devastating spinal-cord injury while ski training at Mammoth Mountain. Here is his story:
“On April 29, 2006 I suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while training in Mammoth Mountain, CA, rendering my lower body paralyzed immediately after the accident. After having high hopes of becoming a world class professional skier, I then had to relearn everything in my life from the ground up. A truly life-altering experience, I eventually began making great progress. With the help of strong personalities, positivity, and high fives all around me, I stepped into skis and loaded the lift at Sugar Bowl for the first time in March of 2008. The encouragement and positivity I recieved during my recovery inspired me to start a foundation to help others with similar experiences.”
Since the Winter of 2009, this Tahoe-based non-profit foundation has been growing substantially and has gained national recognition for it’s efforts to improve the lives of these injured athletes. They have raised funds, secured alternative treatments and aided in the recovery of over 200 athletes from over 30 different states. It’s truly remarkable what Roy and the High Fives Foundation have done for so many athletes around the country. Check out these videos to see the programs in action!