That’s a wrap for 2017 Ski-a-Thons!
The High Fives Foundation would like to thank the Tahoe community, the Mad River Valley Community and the Copper Mtn Community for their support in the High Fives Foundations through our 3 Ski-A-Thons this year. Together we raised over $296,000 for mountain action sports athletes in recovery!
1. MAD RIVER VALLEY SKIING COMMUNITY RAISES A RECORD $204K AT SUGARBUSH SKI-A-THON
The High Fives Foundation shared the slopes with 244 skiers and boarders at Sugarbush Resort’s Valley House lift on Sunday, March 5th, 2017 for the sixth annual Fat Ski-A-Thon. Participants skied “fun laps” under blue New England skies in celebration of the most successful fundraiser the Foundation has ever hosted in its history.
2. 3RD ANNUAL MOTHERSHIP CLASSIC AT SQUAW VALLEY RAISES NEARLY $70K FOR HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION
The 3rd Annual Mothership Classic was hosted by Arcade Belt Co. on Squaw Valley’s infamous KT22 chairlift – also known as “The Mothership.” Over 100 participants skied in retro gear and fundraised for the High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit in Truckee, Calif. that provides financial grants to severely injured mountain action sports athletes.
3. 2ND ANNUAL RETRO SHRED-A-THON AT COPPER MTN RAISES OVER $22K FOR INJURED ATHLETES IN NEED
The 2nd Annual Retro Shred-a-Thon was presented by Colorado-based brand Phunkshun Wear on Copper Mountain Resort’s most popular lift, American Eagle. Participants spent the day skiing with friends while raising funds for the High Fives Foundation, a national non-profit based in Truckee, Calif. that rewards grants to athletes recovering from major injuries, such as spinal cord or traumatic brain injuries.