SnowPals‘ September snow-sports nonprofit HERO AWARD goes to the High Fives Foundation..
In the last decade, the High Fives Foundation has gained widespread acclaim among snow sports athletes for the foundation’s dedication to raise injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffered life-changing injuries. Even more impressive, they’ve managed to become a common thread of connection and hope between a variety of athletes, outdoor sports communities, and charitable initiatives.
ABOUT THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION
High Fives Foundation focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources & hope if they happen. The foundation was formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by founder Roy Tuscany from his own experience of recovery to help injured people. The Foundation has expanded to help 219 individuals and veterans from 32 states since its inception in 2009. The High Fives Foundation is a California-based, national 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization. For more information visit www.highfivesfoundation.org
“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 received during my recovery inspired me to start a foundation to help others with similar experiences.”
High Fives Non-profit Foundation, based in Truckee, CA, became an official 501c.3 non-profit on January 19, 2009. Founded by Roy Tuscany, the Tahoe-based foundation supports the dreams of outdoor action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life altering injuries.
We have not only grown at a rate that exceeded all expectations, but have also successfully raised funds, secured alternative treatments and aided in recovery of 206 athletes from 31 states. It is a dream come true to help these people and many more. With that in mind it is the mission of High Fives to continue to grow and become a nation-wide organization that effectively acts as an umbrella for those that participate (and get hurt) in the sports we love so dearly.”
President | Executive Director | Founder
High Fives Non-profit Foundation
In short, the foundation is know for serving as “THE SAFETY NET OF THE OUTDOOR COMMUNITY.”
HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION FOCUSES ON PREVENTING LIFE-CHANGING INJURIES AND PROVIDES RESOURCES AND HOPE IF THEY HAPPEN.
TO BE THE LEADER OF EDUCATION AND RECOVERY OF LIFE-CHANGING INJURIES IN OUTDOOR SPORTS.
Submit a tax deductible donation to High Fives Foundation –> https://support.highfivesfoundation.org/campaign/high-fives-foundation/c85509
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High Fives Foundation Funds Safety Education
*SnowPals’ November Non-profit Spotlight went to SkiDUCK – join them with their outreach to bring the joys of skiing and snowboarding to urban youths