High Fives Grants Record Amount to Injured Athletes

Foundation experiences largest grant cycle since inception

High Fives grant recipient Jeff Andrews from Truckee.

In September 2017, the High Fives Foundation experienced its largest grant cycle since its inception in 2009, granting $110,578.89 to 22 injured mountain bike action sports athletes as well as the sponsorship of a wheelchair rugby team in Reno, NV and a sled hockey team in Central VT. Nine of these individuals reside on the west coast, and their profiles can be view here.

The foundation supports injured athletes through grant funding to be used toward reaching their recovery goals. Since the organization was founded, its empowerment program service has assisted 167 athletes from 31 stages in nine respective categories including living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook and attitude). As of September 2017, $444,673.84 in 114 board-approved grants has been disbursed to 73 individuals across 23 states (including the 2017 Military to the Mountains Program) and the sponsorship of two adaptive sport teams.

Learn more about High Fives Foundation at highfivesfoundation.org.

Dani Burt, San Diego.

Pablo Villarreal, National City.

Jason Abraham, Alpine Meadows.

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