Adaptive Sports

Adaptive Sports

Adaptive Sports

Getting Back to Doing What We Love

Spinal cord injuries (SCIs), traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), or losing mobility in general suck. There is no way to sugarcoat it. And while life after a traumatic accident will look a little different, getting active again can help you stay positive and vastly improve your quality of life. Not only do adaptive sports keep things like obesity, heart disease, and depression at bay, but they provide a community that cares for your well-being.

Get Outside,
Get Moving

Physical disabilities don't stop us from getting out and getting rad. Our athletes work hard at getting strong to do things like:

As a non-profit organization, the High Fives Foundation has become the safety net of the outdoor community. Through grants that supply adaptive sports equipment, our rehab center, and a variety of programs, we help our athletes get back to physical activities.

There is nothing our athletes can't accomplish. Some have even gone on to compete in the Paralympics! For some, it was their first time on the snow when they got on a sit-ski. For others, they were returning to one of their favorite sports.

Read their stories and get inspired.

Adaptive Sports Programs

roy tuscany surfing in the US Open Adaptive Surfing Championship

Our programs and those who support us are what make us High Fives. Learn more about the various grants that supply things like adaptive equipment and programs that allow us to give back to our community:

Empowerment Fund

Since its inception in 2009, the Empowerment Fund has disbursed $3.3 million dollars in grant funding to individuals and veterans with life-altering injuries to return to an active lifestyle.

Military to the Mountain

Our Military to the Mountain (M2M) program brings 22 disabled veterans together to train at facilities in Dallas, Texas and Reno, Nevada in order to prepare them to go skiing at Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows.


Our injury prevention campaign videos are viewed, presented, and distributed to schools, charities, and organizations nationwide.

CR Johnson Healing Center

Our rehabilitation center is central to our organization, quite literally.

High Fives Hangouts

There is power in numbers! With High Fives Hangouts, our athletes can meet up in whatever city they are in.

Make a difference today!