Athlete of the Week

ARCADE GOAL BELT PROGRAM | Joanna Adams
On May 2, 2018 #HighFivesAthete Joanna Adams completed her High Fives X Arcade Belt goal of paddling her adaptive kayak (purchased by the High Fives Foundation in a September 2018 grant) in the Pacific Ocean! Kayaking was a huge passion of Joanna's prior to her 2009 injury sustained in a Mt. Hood snowboard accident, and through hard work and help...
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ARCADE GOAL BELT PROGRAM | RYAN ST. LAWRENCE
#HIGHFIVESATHLETE RYAN ST. LAWRENCE ACHIEVED HIS ARCADE BELTS GOAL OF Mountain Biking! #HighFivesAthlete Ryan St. Lawrence was an aspiring professional mountain biker prior to his injury, and following a 2016 spinal cord injury, he wasn't sure if he'd experience the adrenaline of the trails again. On April 19, 2018, Ryan participated in the High Fives first adaptive mountain bike camp...
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | LINDSEY RUNKEL
“Balance a bike right. Keep the pedals turning. Forget about everything except right now. And there’s no place you can’t ride.” Photos/Video Credit: @peterjamisonmedia High Five #HighFivesAthlete LINDSEY RUNKEL from WESTPORT, CT on your recent feature on Pinkbike.com! Read the Article HERE In October 2014, Runkel fractured her T5/6 vertebrae in a mountain-biking accident causing paralysis from...
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ARCADE GOAL BELT PROGRAM | AUSTIN HUNT
#HIGHFIVESATHLETE Austin Hunt ACHIEVED HIS first of five ARCADE BELTS GOALs! Austin Hunt from Jeffersonville, VT has always been an outdoor enthusiast and set the High Fives Foundation X Arcade Belt Goal of getting back to to the place that he loved - Moab, Utah. He was able to rediscover the terrain with good friends and family....
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ARCADE GOAL BELT PROGRAM | NATE WHITE
#HIGHFIVESATHLETE Nate White ACHIEVED His ARCADE BELTS GOAL of skiing with outriggers! "A year and a half ago I wasn't sure I was even going to walk again," said #HighFivesAthlete Nate White. "Getting back on skis this past winter with outriggers was a truly liberating feeling. Although there was frustration at times, there was such joy in being able to...
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ARCADE GOAL BELT PROGRAM | MOLEI WRIGHT
#HIGHFIVESATHLETE MOLEI WRIGHT ACHIEVED HER first ARCADE BELTS GOAL! On April 1st, 2018 #HighFivesAthlete Molei Wright completed her Arcade Belt goal of skiing again following her January 2016 injury. Molei successfully and safely skied under the instruction of the coaches at Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. She even became comfortable enough to take a few runs without her outriggers. Molei plans to ski...
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Athlete of the Week | ANDREW KURKA
#HighFivesAthlete Andrew Kurka Sponsor Update --> "I did it! Thank you" In Kurka's words Thank you, for all the help on this journey. Success, once achieved, nothing shines brighter than the journey. The goal was to get gold, the goal was to win. The journey was filled with, doubt, broken bones, tribulation. The memories of...
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ARCADE GOAL BELT PROGRAM | BETH REQUIST
On March 2, 2018 #HighFivesAthlete Beth Requist, an accomplished monoskier, achieved her Arcade Belts goal of skiing The Cirque, Winter Park Resort's most challenging terrain! Words By Program Services Director, Steve Wallace  The task seemed daunting at first, but Beth rallied some of her favorite ski buddies and navigated the steep slope with technique and grace....
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ARCADE GOAL BELT PROGRAM | PABLO VILLARREAL
#HighFivesAthlete Pablo Villareal accomplished his first goal in the High Fives X Arcade Goal Belt Program! Pablo's goal was to re-develop proper ski mechanics and technique following a 2012 motorcycle accident that led to the amputation of one of his legs. He did just that on February 2nd, 2018, skiing with close friends at Mammoth Mountain. An outdoor enthusiast,...
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ATHLETE OF THE WEEK | Megan Wemmer
#HighFivesAthlete Megan Wemmer is taking large leaps and bounds in her goal of reaching her remote cabin! Words by Megan Our trip to Crested Butte to ski with the ASC this March was pretty awesome for us, it helped me and Jeff nail down the last piece we needed to get back up to our...
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