In 1999 Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminated in his opening a socially conscious low cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled. Now in Coming To My Senses we watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: to cross a 20 mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?
What | Double feature premiere of Coming To My Senses: One Man’s Journey To Reclaim Movement & High Fives Foundation BASICS 7 – Snow Safety and Awareness with two show times, athlete poster signing and a Q&A with director of Coming To My Senses, Dominic Gill. Purchase your Tickets HERE
When | Friday, October 27th , 2017 • Two Showings 5:30PM – $15 & 8:00PM with Q&A after – $20
Who | Local community coming out to support Aaron Baker and High Fives Foundation
Sponsors | POC, Tahoe Trail Bar, Teton Gravity Research, SAFE AS, Freeskier, Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows, CRAIG, Boreal, Jones, HEAD, Sitour, Sugarbush, Pisten Bully, Woodward, SNOCRU, Dolan Auto Group
Where | Tahoe Art Haus & Cinema- 475 N Lake Blvd, Tahoe City, CA 96145
Why | Many recovery films have been made over the years. What makes this film different is the point it drives home about the lack of available resources to long term exercise therapy. Every day able-bodied individuals incorporate a regular practice of health and fitness in their routine, but the chronically injured and disabled have been left out of this important movement. This film aims to encourage individuals who may not currently have sufficient access to available resources to seek them out while also spurring investment into make such resources more readily available. For more information visit: www.tomysenses.com • The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. program service is designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching, education and presentations to winter sports enthusiasts of all ages. B.A.S.I.C.S. stands for “Being. Aware. Safe. In. Critical. Situations.”
Cost | $15 a Person for 5:30 showing & $20 a person for 8:00 showing (with Q&A)
Media Inquiries | Gina Miele • Event and Partnership Manager • High Fives Foundation
845-558-5855 • firstname.lastname@example.org
HIGH FIVES’ B.A.S.I.C.S. PROGRAM SERVICE IS DESIGNED TO PROMOTE SAFETY AND AWARENESS TO SPORTS ENTHUSIASTS OF ALL AGES!
BASICS 7 – Snow Safety & Awareness addresses the critical vulnerabilities an athlete inevitably encounters when enjoying the mountains. The documentary features professional athletes Jeremy Jones, JT Holmes, and others, each sharing their personal perspective on why making educated and informed decisions is essential. In addition to athletes, medical professionals from CRAIG Hospital illustrate why snow safety and awareness is, and should be, a priority for all who wish to engage in mountain action sports.
The film focuses on five topics
Snow is Dynamic – Understand the complexities of snow conditions to remain safe on the mountain.
Knowledge is Power – Gain insight on snow conditions and how the ever changing element impacts mountain athletes.
Inbounds vs. Backcountry – Recognize the respective hazards/dangers of each unique environment.
Consequences are Real – Progressing at your own rate, and the importance of making educated, safe choices on the mountain is crucial.
Ride for Tomorrow- Snow safety is vital to a lifetime of continued activity in the mountains.