Athletes

Athlete of the Week | Meredith Koch
Why You Should Include the Adaptively Abled | #HighFivesAthlete Meredith Koch | TEDxNewport THE DAY BEFORE MEREDITH’S 25TH BIRTHDAY SHE WAS HELPING FRIENDS MOVE AN UPRIGHT PIANO OUT OF THE BACK OF A PICK-UP TRUCK. AS IT WAS COMING OUT OF THE TRUCK, IT TIPPED OVER AND LANDED ON HER BACK. THE IMPACT FRACTURED MEREDITH’S STERNUM...
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HIGH FIVES X ARCADE BELT GOAL COMPLETE | Alex Goldmeier
High Five #HighFivesAthlete Alex Goldmeier for achieving his first of five Arcade Belt Goals! Hand cycling the Army Ten Miller Race in Washington DC Alex completed the daunting ten mile race in our nation's capital, achieving his first goal in the High Fives X Arcade Belt Program. Alex was granted a hand cycle in the High Fives Foundation's September adaptive...
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High Five The Hill | Adaptive Ski Camp | Winter Park 2019
What happens when injury takes skiing away? And then brings skiing back! Words by Program Services Director, Steve Wallace & photos/videos by Generikal It was my first winter back skiing and didn’t know what to expect. Seeing everyone learning and progressing at the same time helped me push myself more than I could alone. The whole...
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All Girls Winter Surf Sesh | Santa Cruz
All Girls Winter Surf Sesh | Santa Cruz | Dec, 2018 Written and Video Directed by #HighFivesAthlete Landon McGauley I was blown away by the true strength both of these women showed. Watching them take a deep breath in the face of fear and then a strong paddle straight into it will be a memory...
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The George G Story
The George G Story George Gonzalez was snowboarding with his step-father in Colorado, when he suffered a life changing spinal cord injury while heading down a blue run. George, his step-father, and his friends came to a section where a bunch of small kids came out of the trees and caught him off guard. Not...
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September – December | 32 Grant Recipients
The Facts!  September - December of 2018, High Fives disbursed $101,121 in board approved Empowerment grant funds to 32 individuals with life-altering injuries, across North America. 2018 alone, High Fives disbursed $646,122 ($372,048 towards grants & $274,074 towards camps). Since 2009 inception, the High Fives disbursed $3.2 million to individuals with life-altering injuries. Where are the...
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Meet the New #HighFivesAthletes
Meet the New #HighFivesAthletes! 13 New #HighFivesAthletes & 32 Grants Given Out Over The Past 4 Months. Meet the new athletes below and view the 32 grant recipients HERE WHITTON HYDE | EDWARDS, CO MIKE PINGATORE | CHICO, CA KELSEY BOYER | SALT LAKE CITY, UT SAMANTHA SUMMERS | ELLICOTT CITY, MD JEAN PAUL LAUREN |...
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High Five the Wave | Mexico
High Five the Wave | Mexico IN August OF 2018, THE HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION BROUGHT 7 ADAPTIVE ATHLETES TO nayarit mexico FOR A 7-DAY SURF CAMP. EACH OF THE ATHLETES HAS A SPINAL CORD INJURY AND SURFS USING SPECIALIZED BOARDS AND TECHNIQUES. Special thanks to Smith, Big Agnes, zealios, bigtruck brand, Rumpl, Tahoe Trail Bar,...
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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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