High Fives Foundation surpasses $20,000 goal at Charity Golf Tournament
36 teams participated at Stowe Country Club to support injured mountain athletes
On Friday, August 12, the High Fives Foundation hosted their 4th annual Vermont charity golf tournament on the fairways at Stowe Country Club in Stowe, VT. 36 Teams competed despite drizzly rainy conditions, raising money for mountain athletes with serious injuries.
Between registration fees, silent auctions and open donations, over $30,000 was raised for the Foundation. This exceeded the initial goal to raise $20,000.
Four High Fives Athletes were in attendance at the welcoming ceremony for the golfers:Nick Fairall, Mike Shwarz, Max Elles, and Steve Wallace.
The event was a success thanks to title sponsors GoPro, Vermont North Ski Shop,Kingsbury Companies and ski/snowboard app Snocru.
“It was another incredibly successful fundraiser in Vermont,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation. “With this community, it’s 100 percent about raising money for High Fives Athletes, and everybody has a great time in the process, even if it’s raining.”
Throughout the day there was an array of on-course challenges like Longest Drive, Break the Glass Competition, Baseball Bat Longest Drive, Closest to the Pin, and the Air Cannon drive.
“They set a lofty fundraising goal, but they hit the mark, and that’s amazing,” said RJ Austin, the golf pro at the Stowe Country Club. “Over the last four years, this tournament has grown into something special to look forward to in Vermont in the late summer.”
After the golf tournament, a special after party was hosted at the Rusty Nail in Stowe with food provided by Localfolk Smokehouse.
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Overall tournament winners
1st PLACE Team Wilson (Wilson, Yu, Manter, Page)
2nd PLACE Team Handsome (Sinclair, DiCenso, Orsulak, Aceto)
3rd PLACE Team MDV (Nihan, Shaw, Curtis, Shakam)
LAST PLACE Old Folks Bogey (Murphy, Boudreau, Pfister, and Shelling)
2nd to LAST PLACE Replacement Hipsters (Lafrenz, Idol, Buczek, Law)
Closest to the Pin Men Brad Belknap 10ft 4inch
Closest to the Pin Women Tina Yu 7ft 8inch
Baseball Bat Long Drive Taylor Page 295 Yards
Mens Long Drive Brent Nelson
Womens Long Drive Tricia Weston
Putting Champion Brent Nelson
Break the Glass Leo Robinosn