2023 Military to the Mountains

Introducing the healing effects of being on the snow. Veterans and first responders are provided the opportunity to train for nine weeks, preparing for one week of skiing and snowboarding at Palisades Tahoe & Granby Ranch, Colorado. Military to the Mountains is 100 precent free for participants – from transportation and lodging to training and … Read more

Empowerment through Employment

Finding employment after a life-changing injury can be something be incredibly challenging for anyone, especially those who did not have solid employment prior to their injury. I was fifteen years old when I was injured. I had done some small jobs for family friends- raking leaves, gardening, that kind of stuff but I certainly had ... Read more

Nolan Trowe Montana blog

We set out with a goal to show those who follow High Fives Foundation a different and unique perspective on the lives, thoughts, and feelings of our Athletes as they tackle and engage in life as passionate and talented individuals. These blogs don't focus on disability. In fact, they do the opposite; these blogs show ... Read more

Alex Uppenkamp shows us all the way

High Fives first learned of Alex Uppenkamp when a grant application came across our computer screens. The application was from Alex's father, Mike. It explained that his 18-year-old son had recently had a terrible mountain bike and is in the Intensive care unit at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego. They did not know the ... Read more

Ohana Hawaii Trip 2021

This year, High Fives Foundation congregated for our annual surf trip in Maui, Hawaii. Many Athletes were able to bring family and loved ones along to spend time as an Ohana and ride some waves together. We were treated to amazing weather and even better waves from the back door of our Airbnb's. Twelve Athletes ... Read more

Grant Funded Bowhead Inspires Progress

“As soon as I got it, I couldn’t stop smiling.” Alex Uppenkamp received a Bowhead from High Fives Foundation a few weeks ago. The unveiling moments were special, and his excitement was evident in the images taken by his family members. Shortly after receiving his Bowhead, Alex spoke with us about his plans, progress, and … Read more