Louis

Passion. Passion is a word that has steered and transformed High Five Athlete Louis Arevalo's life.  The Colorado native has spent the majority of his life traveling around the world, following his passion for being behind a camera. In 2020 when a backcountry ski accident broke his back and left him  paralyzed his life was ... Read more

Feel Good Alive Day!

We are incredibly fortunate to be able to get to experience many fun, inspiring, tear-jerking events together as members of the High Fives staff. High Fives gets to experience the community together in Truckee and also gets to share other's communities together while on camps and different events all over North America. Recently we were ... Read more

On Two Wheels | The Mike Garrison Story

My name is Mike Garrison, and I am just your average 34-year-old kid from the backwoods of Missouri. Do you remember the kid in school who struck out in t-ball, ran the wrong way on the basketball court, or got tangled in the soccer net? That was me. My parents recognized that perhaps traditional sports ... Read more

High Five Athletes Belt Goals

With each new grant cycle, we find ourselves looking back at past goals that Athletes had set and get an incredibly proud feeling. Athletes tend to set goals for themselves that are far from easy, but they rise to the occasion. They should feel very proud of the goals they set and were able to ... Read more

Happy Mother’s Day!

We know that we should always take the time to show extra special appreciation to all the women in our lives who have made the Foundation, the Athletes, and all the staff who they are. This upcoming Sunday is Mother's day, and we wanted to extend our love to all the mothers in our lives ... Read more

Sea Otter 2022

With the dust just barely settling from last year’s Sea Otter event in October, the excitement was high for the High Five Athletes competing in this year’s races. The format was the same as last year. All adaptive riders got the opportunity to compete in both the Downhill and Dual Slalom races. The first afternoon ... Read more

New Athletes Cycle 1 2022 | East Coast

Introducing High Fives Cycle 1 2022 Empowerment Grant recipients High Fives is very proud to introduce everyone to these new Athletes that we will be supporting through their recovery and onto whatever goals and adventures that they can dream off. Recovery and progression of one's mind and body is a never-ending pursuit. These Athletes realize ... Read more

New Athletes Cycle 1 2022 | West Coast

Introducing High Fives Cycle 1 2022 Empowerment Grant recipients High Fives is very proud to introduce everyone to these new Athletes that we will be supporting through their recovery and onto whatever goals and adventures that they can dream of. Recovery and progression of one's mind and body is a never-ending pursuit. These Athletes realize ... Read more

New Athletes Cycle 1 2022 | Central

Introducing High Fives Cycle 1 2022 Empowerment Grant recipients High Fives is very proud to introduce everyone to these new Athletes that we will be supporting through their recovery and onto whatever goals and adventures that they can dream off. Recovery and progression of one's mind and body is a never-ending pursuit. These Athletes realize ... Read more

Alex Uppenkamp shows us all the way

High Fives first learned of Alex Uppenkamp when a grant application came across our computer screens. The application was from Alex's father, Mike. It explained that his 18-year-old son had recently had a terrible mountain bike and is in the Intensive care unit at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. They did not know the ... Read more