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

Through our grant programs, we help provide athletes with adaptive sports equipment, supply financial support for different rehabilitation resources, and so much more.

Military to the Mountain

Our appreciation for the individuals who serve our country runs deep. The Military to the Mountains Program (M2M) introduces veterans and first responders to the healing effects of skiing and snowboarding in California and Colorado.


Through our snow safety awareness program, B.A.S.I.C.S., we help people think about how to avoid accidents in the first place. Reach out to us to learn more about hosting a presentation at your school, club, or organization.

CR Johnson Healing Center

This space provides resources for athletes in recovery from life-changing and sport-related injuries. It is the High Fives Foundation headquarters and the CR Johnson Healing Center which is a 6,000sq/ft training facility.

Return to Dirt

The newest program service uses adapted vehicles to give backcountry access to our athletes. Access to nature, freedom from physical limitations, and curates positive experiences.

Make a difference today!