High Fives Foundation Names Dates and COVID-19 Protocol for Charity Golf Series

The High Fives Foundation is known for providing resources and hope to athletes when they need it most; but the nonprofit is also famous for its fundraising events, including the annual charity golf tournaments that take place in the fall every year across the country. 

The golf tournaments are fundraisers that High Fives supporters and athletes look forward to every year. They are a time for everyone to come together for friendly competition and raise money for a positive cause. Past events have raised over $90,000, annually, for High Fives Athletes through its Program Services that fund preventative and rehabilitation services, as well as, Adaptive Sports Camps that foster a sense of community and promote self-determination.

The Foundation is proud to announce the dates and locations for this year’s Charity Golf Tournaments:

 

 

      • Tuesday, August 25, 2020, at the Vail Golf Club in Vail, Colorado. 

 

 

      • Saturday, September 12, 2020, at the Windber Country Club in Palix, Pennsylvania

 

 

      • Sunday, September 20, 2020, at Sugarbush Resort Golf Club in Sugarbush, Vermont

 

 

      • Monday, October 19, 2020, at Gray’s Crossing Golf Course in Truckee, California

Keeping the FUN in Fundraising

High Fives Charity Golf Tournaments are known for their lighthearted competitions, in addition to a game of golf, that win competitors prizes, plaques, and bragging rights.

  • Heli Ball Drop (only at the Vail Golf Tournament)
      • Participants purchase numbered golf balls that are dropped over the hole from a helicopter. The balls that make it into the hole, split winnings with High Fives Foundation
  • Golf Ball Launcher
      • Attendees can play with the Golf Ball Launcher which uses compressed air to shoot golf balls up to 325 yards with no recoil
  • Baseball Bat Long Drive
      • Contestants attempt to hit a tossed golf ball with a baseball bat
  • Ski Boot Long Drive
      • Competitors try to drive a golf ball down the fairway while wearing ski boots
  • Hole In One
      • Winners of the Hole in One contest at the Colorado and Vermont tournaments will drive away with a Ford truck and a Lexus at the California event
  • Break the Glass / Hit the Target
      • Participants try to hit a target (glass in VT & CA) with their golf ball
  • Closest to the Pin
  • Long Drive Contest
  • Putting Contest
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COVID-19 Precautions 

The High Fives Foundation Charity Golf Tournaments are taking place during a time of great precaution as we face a global pandemic. In order to keep all participants safe and mitigate the spread of the virus, the High Fives Foundation has released the following protocol for attendees and competitors:

  • Registration for the tournaments will be online
  • Participants can download the GolfStatus App for updates on starting holes, tee times, and to keep score (a “live” leaderboard will display every team’s score)
  • High Fives Foundation will provide masks, gloves, sanitizing wipes, and hand sanitizer to participants (in carts, putting area, driving range, activations, and information tent) 
  • Gift bags, that include mask, gloves, sanitizer, and socks will be assembled by masked and gloved High Fives staff, sealed, and placed in sanitized carts
  • Individual box lunches will be placed in each sanitized cart by High Fives’ staff or volunteers wearing masks and gloves
  • Carts will be sanitized between tee times
  • During the tournament, players must:
    • Leave the flagstick/pin in the hole at all times
    • Not touch other players’ equipment or course accessories
    • Handle their own golf bags
    • Maintain six feet of social distance
    • Wash or sanitize hands often
    • Cover faces in clubhouse or pro shop
    • Stay home if sick and get tested if experiencing symptoms
  • Additional sanitation protocol is in place for activities

This year’s events are already seeing encouraging levels of participation and the following #HighFivesAthletes are ready to golf:  

  • Aaron Hill 
  • Adam Lavender 
  • Allyson Mallory 
  • Keenan Weischedel 
  • Mark Flounlacker 
  • Max Elles 
  • Mike Schwarz 
  • Nick Fairall 
  • Nick Romano 
  • Quinn Brett 
  • Ryan McLaren 
  • Ryan St. Lawrence 
  • Sam Summers 
  • Tim Burr 
  • Trevor Kennison

$15K in “matching” funds have been pledged for each High Fives Charity Golf Tournament by anonymous Family-Trust Foundations.

National sponsors include Tito’s Vodka, Charlotte’s Web, and GoPro.

The High Fives Non-profit Foundation 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, Roy Tuscany, after his own recovery from a spinal cord injury. The Foundation has expanded to help 314 athletes and Veterans from 38 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