High Fives Foundation Retro Shred-A-Thon
The 3rd Annual High Fives Retro Shred Thon was April 15th, 2018 at Copper Mountain Ski Resort.
Retro Shred A Thon
The High Fives Foundation: The 3rd Annual Retro Shred-a-Thon was presented by Colorado-based brand Phunkshun Wear. Copper Mountain Resort’s infamous American Eagle host the day of riding. Participants spent the day skiing with friends while raising money for the High Fives Foundation. High Fives is a national non-profit organization based in Truckee, Calif. They’ve spent the past 10 years rewarding grants to athletes recovering from major injuries. High Fives assists the recovery of life-altering injuries, including spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries. Retro Shred Thon
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About High Fives Foundation:
“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 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 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 HAS ALSO SUCCESSFULLY RAISED FUNDS, SECURED ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS AND AIDED IN RECOVERY OF 187 ATHLETES FROM 32 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.”
-Roy Tucsany | Founder | High Fives Foundation.
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