Empowerment Grant

June 2019 Empowerment Grants Funded
We are proud to support these athletes throughout their recovery In June 2019, the High Fives Foundation distributed $130,450 in board approved grant funding to 19 individuals. 7 new grant recipients and 12 existing #HighFivesAthletes. Rio Peterson | New Meadows, ID Rio sustained a burst fracture at C5 as well as fractures at C3/7. The injury...
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High Fives Welcomes 7 New Athletes
Welcome to the Community! This summer, the High Fives Foundation welcomed 7 new individuals. We are proud to support these athletes throughout their recovery. Meet the athletes below! Shannon VanDerwerken | Silverthorne, CO Shannon came up short on a big air jump in a competition in March of 2017. The impact broke her tib/fib, tore...
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2019 High Fives x Craig Hospital Partnership | Video
CRAIG HOSPITAL HAS REDEFINED POSSIBLE FOR PEOPLE WITH SPINAL CORD AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES! The High Fives Foundation is proud to partner with Craig Hospital! Craig Hospital in Denver, Colorado, is a world-renowned rehabilitation hospital that exclusively specializes in the neuro-rehabilitation and research of patients with spinal cord injury (SCI) and brain injury (BI). Craig is a not-for-profit, free-standing, national center of...
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MARCH 2019 | WEST COAST EMPOWERMENT GRANTS FUNDED
MEET OUR 4 WEST COAST #HIGHFIVESATHLETES WHO RECEIVED GRANT FUNDING IN MARCH 2019 CHRIS BARKLEY from SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, COLLIN GRANAROLI from INCLINE VILLAGE, NV, DARIO MINATTA from SANTA ROSA, CA, DAVID HEWEL from RENO, NV plus our 6 East Coast Athletes here and 6 Central USA athletes here Chris Barkley | Spokane Valley, WA Chris...
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March 2019 | EAST COAST EMPOWERMENT GRANTS FUNDED
MEET OUR 6 EAST COAST #HIGHFIVESATHLETES WHO RECEIVED GRANT FUNDING IN March 2019 NICK FAIRALL from ANDOVER, NH, ALEX GOLDMEIER from Plainview, NY, AUSTIN HUNT from JEFFERSONVILLE, VT, RYAN MCLAREN from BURLINGTON, VT, MIKE SCHWARZ from CHESTER, VT, DAVID WEINER from SANDY HOOK, CT plus our 4 west Coast Athletes here and 6 Central USA...
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March 2019 | CENTRAL EMPOWERMENT GRANTS FUNDED
MEET OUR 6 CENTRAL #HIGHFIVESATHLETES WHO RECEIVED GRANT FUNDING IN March 2019 JIM HARRIS from CARBONDALE, CO, CANDICE DUNGAN from GOLDEN, CO, TYLER MCKENZIE from SALT LAKE CITY, UT, RIO PETERSON from NEW MEADOWS, ID, KIRK WILLIAMS from BOULDER, CO, LUCAS STACY from WHITEFISH, MT plus our 6 East Coast Athletes here and 4 West...
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January 2019 | Central Empowerment Grants Funded
Meet our 8 Central #HighFivesAthletes who received grant funding in January 2019 Daniel Soller from Grand Junction, CO, Athlete #231, Thomas Cloyd from Minneapolis, MN, Athlete #235, Quinn Brett from Estes Park, CO, Athlete #186, Justin Pines from Englewood, CO, Athlete #104, Allyson Mallory from Englewood, CO, Athlete #149, Nate White from Carbondale, CO, Athlete #145, Adam Lavender from Carbondale, CO, Athlete #117 and Rosa Malloy-Post from...
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January 2019 | West Coast Empowerment Grants Funded
Meet our 7 West Coast #HighFivesAthletes who received grant funding in January 2019 Kelsey Boyer from Salt Lake City, UT, Athlete # 209, Erik Johnson from San Diego, CA, Athlete #232, Jason Abraham from Alpine Meadows, CA, Athlete #70, Rod Alavi from Alamo, CA, Athlete #204, Jeff Andrews from Verdi, NV, Athlete #59, Tommy Michaels from Berkeley, CA, Athlete #197 & Tyler McKenzie from...
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January 2019 | East Coast Empowerment Grants Funded
Meet our East Coast #HighFivesAthletes who received grant funding in January 2019 Greg Durso from Stony Brook, NY, Athlete #233, Emmett Lyman from Charleston, MA Athlete #234 & Jack Sette-Ducati from Sudbury, MA, Athlete #230 Greg Durso | Stony Brook, NY | Athlete #233 Greg Durso is a T-4 complete paraplegic with no feeling or use of...
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