2024 Grant Cycle 1 is OPEN!

Welcoming applicants to Cycle 1 of the Empowerment Fund grant program. What is the Empowerment Fund? High Fives Foundation’s Empowerment Fundprovides financial support and equipment to life-changing injury survivors in the form of board-approved grants for adaptive sports equipment, the High Fives healing network, and so much more. What is the Empowerment Fund’s impact? Since … Read more

Best Fundraiser Ever! The Last High Five of 2023

Let’s celebrate all our incredible athletes and donors that helped us surpass this year’s lofty goal of $555,000. Congratulations to our Top 10 fundraisers, all of whom raised more than $15,000 during this month-long fundraiser! 1. Chris Waker, Top Fundraiser: $35,8092. Matt Leonard: $33,3813. Rocky Beaty: $30,4614. Alex Uppencamp: $23,8985. Alex Duff: $23,0006. Sam Audenino: … Read more

High Fives in the News Recap

We’ve been so fortunate to be featured in several news articles highlighting our program services, staff, and recent projects the past couple of weeks. In case you missed it, we’re sharing these features with you. High Fives Foundation Programming Write-Ups High Fives Staff Feature Full Circle Film Press Thanks for reading, thanks for sharing, and thanks … Read more

The Last High Five of 2023

What is The Last High Five? It’s our annual end of the year online fundraiser put on by High Fives athletes. Extending through the month of December, this is the single largest fundraiser for High Fives Foundation, setting the tone for success in the year to come. For High Fives athletes: By participating in the Last … Read more

Limited Edition Launch: Skye Walker x High Fives

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of our collaboration with artist and outdoor sports enthusiast, Skye Walker! If you’ve visited the C.R. Johnson Healing Center recently, you’ve been inspired by the powerful mural on the west wall of the gym. A healing bear is the focus of this piece, which melts into the lively landscapes … Read more

2023 Golf Tournaments Recap

The 2023 Charity Golf Tournament series exceeded all our expectations and brought together hundreds of golf enthusiasts and 30+ High Fives athletes from all over the country, raising more than $300,000 at four different events in support of High Fives Foundation. Raised over $75,000 Raised over $85,000 Raised over $80,000 Each of these tournaments provide … Read more

Brian Biggs Goes Big at Return to Dirt

Brian Biggs has been an outdoor enthusiast since childhood, a lifestyle instilled in him by his father. When a diving accident on a rafting trip left him paralyzed from the chest down, his daily routines changed, but his desire to explore out in nature and feel the heart-pounding rush of adrenaline persisted. Brian participated in … Read more

Thunder Road Milk Bowl 2023

Journey back to picturesque Barre, Vermont with us to revisit the 2023 Thunder Road Milk Bowl. For the past three years, the family of Scott Roberds has put on this exciting event to honor his memory and his love for the sport of race car driving. The Thunder Road short track speedway, founded by Ken … Read more

Push FOREward 2023

Despite the impending hurricane weather all the way in Pennsylvania, PUSH FOREward had another very successful year! We fought the cold and rain all through the day, but the participants and volunteers made all the best of the day and still helped us reel in $59,890 for our 6th Annual tournament in support of High … Read more