PHOTO CREDIT: Trevor Kennison
In November 2014, Trevor Kennison was snowboarding in the backcountry on Vail Pass when he hit a jump and caught an edge. While in the air, Trevor accidentally started rotating forward. Not wanting to land on his head, Trevor tucked, landing on his lower back. He lay resting in the snow for three hours until the search and rescue team could extract him from his location.
Kennison has spent the last two winters since his accident focused on becoming the best adaptive athlete he can be.
In April 2016, he attended a ski race camp in Lake Tahoe jointly hosted by the United State Olympic Committee and the High Fives Foundation where he secured a spot in the US Paralympic Nationals at Loon Mountain, New Hampshire.
“I want to do everything,” said Kennison. “I want to make the Paralympic team, win medals, go to Xgames, heli-ski Alaska; everything.”
“He’s a high level athlete,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation. “And he’s motivated to become something great. That attitude transcends recovery into every facet of his life.”
This June grant from the High Fives Foundation will send him to Dallas, TX to the Adaptive Training Foundation — a high level gym for athletes with debilitating injuries.
The Adaptive Training Foundation is run by former NFL player David Vobora.
In the month of June alone, the High Fives Foundation granted $18,900 to 6 High Fives Athletes.
HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | TREVOR KENNISON
HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | SCOTT WILL
HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | DANIEL MURRAY
HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | MEGAN WEMMER
HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | DAVID HEWEL
HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JASON ABRAHAM