Athlete of the Week

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | Tommy Michaels
"A spinal cord injury is like a reset button on your adulthood" #highfivesathlete Tommy Michaels My name is Tommy Michaels. I moved out west in 2010 to pursue the outdoor lifestyle and outdoor friendships that my hometown in Ohio seemed to be lacking. When I originally moved out to Colorado, I became passionate about backcountry snowboarding,...
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#HighFivesAthlete | Orion Owens
Meet #HighFivesAthlete Orion Owens! “DO EVERYTHING WITH SMILE, STAY POSITIVE AND ENCOURAGE YOUR FRIENDS” FROM THE SHORELINE, ORION RAN AND DOVE INTO A LAKE TO GO SWIMMING WITH FRIENDS. HIS C5 WAS FRACTURED AND HIS C6 SUFFERED A BURST FRACTURE. HE WAS UNDERWATER UNTIL FRIENDS FOUND HIS AND BROUGHT HIS BODY TO THE SURFACE. ORION...
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THE POWELL MOVEMENT | TREVOR KENNISON
EPISODE 110: TREVOR KENNISON February 24, 2019 While Trevor Kennison may never become a household name, he caught the attention of the snow world last week during the Kings and Queens of Corbet’s event.  Travis Rice and Caite Zeliff may have won the money but “Riders Choice” winner, Trevor Kennison, started a new life.  Five...
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Athlete of the Week | Nate White
Please enjoy this update from #HighFivesAthlete Nate White, 2 years after his accident IN JUNE 2016, NATE WHITE WAS KAYAKING ON DAISY CREEK OUTSIDE OF CRESTED BUTTE, COLO., OVER THREE HOURS AWAY FROM HIS HOME IN CARBONDALE, COLO. THE WATER LEVEL AT THE CREEK WAS EXCEPTIONALLY LOW, AND UPON DROPPING OFF A SMALL ROCK ON...
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High Fives X Arcade Belt goal complete | Joanna Adams
High Five #HighFivesAthlete Joanna Adams for achieving her fifth Arcade Belt Goal! On October, 31 2018 #HighFivesAthete Joanna Adams completed her final (5th). High Fives X Arcade Belt goal of overnight camping on her kayak. Kayaking was a huge passion of Joanna's prior to her 2009 injury sustained in a Mt. Hood snowboard accident, and through hard work...
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HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | Tanelle Bolt
Meet #HighFivesAthlete Tanelle Bolt (Athlete #150) from Invermere, Canada In June 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $74,539.86 to 24 Athlete’s across North America. Injured just over three years, Tanelle has already taken the adaptive world by storm. She is already an accomplished adaptive surfer and plans to become more active in the ski world. Tanelle received...
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