2019 Mothership Classic Event | Press Release


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[Olympic Valley, Calif.] March 20, 2019–With all of the new Tahoe snow, Squaw Valley skiers’ and snowboarders’ spirits are sure to be high in their quest to raise funds for the High Fives Foundation.

The 5th annual Mothership Classic will be hosted on March 31, 2019 by Arcade Belts on Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows’ infamous KT-22 chairlift – also known as “The Mothership.” Over 100 participants will set upon the slopes in retro gear to fundraise for the High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit based in Truckee, Calif. that provides financial grants to critically-injured outdoor sports athletes.

High Fives provides grants to outdoor sports athletes who suffer from life-altering injuries such as spinal cord or brain injuries. The organization also teaches safety awareness and smart decision making at schools in Truckee/Tahoe, Reno and across the country.

The event is presented in conjunction with partners GoProK2 SkisSmith OpticsSNOWCRUOne Toyota of Oakland and MOBO Law.

The Mothership Classic is a “First to Last Chair Fundraiser.” This concept is plain and simple – have FUN! Participants will spend the day lapping KT-22 with good friends, all wearing one-piece snowsuits, old goggles, straight skis and other retro attire. Smiles, laughter and high fives are sure to be the theme for the day.

The annual event draws enthusiastic locals, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows employees, and Olympians, such as Daron Rahlves and Errol Kerr.

“Bringing together the Lake Tahoe community in this fun-filled event is inspiring to see”, said Roy Tuscany, founder and CEO of the High Fives Foundation. “It’s really cool to see close friends laughing and joking together while lapping Tahoe’s favorite local lift, KT-22. This year’s event is sure to be a spectacle!”

Prior to the event, all participants are encouraged to reach out amongst their own network for pledges and donations. All funds raised go directly to The High Fives Foundation and its efforts to support outdoor athletes that have suffered life-altering injuries.

“It’s a true testament to the culture of our local community that this event has turned into what it is today,” said Tristan Queen, co-founder and president of Arcade Belts. “The local community has really embraced the Mothership Classic and has allowed us to turn a rowdy day on the hill into a platform for creating meaningful change for athletes who have suffered spinal or brain injuries.”

Awards will be held after the event on the Bar One deck at Squaw Valley to recognize the most spirit and the top fundraisers in the event.

The March 31st Mothership Classic is open to anyone who would like to participate. All event and registration information can be found at www.mothershipclassic.com.

About Arcade Belts
Arcade was founded on the belief that belts could be designed to function better, last longer and be more comfortable. Developed from the ground up with materials that are built to go everywhere and anywhere, each Arcade belt provides a custom fit, sturdy hold and the right amount of flexibility to move with you.https://www.arcadebelts.com/

About the High Fives Foundation
High Fives focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. It was formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by the founder from his own recovery to help injured people. The Foundation has expanded to help 235 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

About Squaw Valley | Alpine Meadows

Voted ‘Best Ski Resort’ in North America for three years in a row by USA Today and 10Best Readers’ Choice, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is an internationally renowned mountain resort in North Lake Tahoe, California. Spanning over 6,000 skiable acres across two mountains, skiers and riders of all ability levels are welcomed by over 65 percent beginner and intermediate terrain, legendary steeps, 14 easy-to-navigate mountain zones and a custom app to make the most of every visit. The resort features slopeside lodging at The Village at Squaw Valley®, which bustles year-round with nonstop events and over 50 bars, restaurants and boutiques. With an annual average of 450 inches of snowfall and 300 sunny California days, Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows is known as the Spring Skiing Capital™ as it provides one of the longest ski and snowboard seasons in Lake Tahoe. Visit the Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows website or call 1.800.403.0206 to learn more. You can also visit us on InstagramTwitterFacebook and Vimeo.

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