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


THANK YOU RIVERSIDE STUDIOS FOR RAISING $3800 AT THE 10TH ANNUAL LION HEART ART SHOW! The Event  we are definitely feeling the love from the amazing community of Tahoe that we are incredibly blessed to be a part of. The people and businesses who call this area home are always so incredibly supportive, caring, and loving. ... Read more

High Fives Surfs San Diego

High Fives Athletes Surf San Diego Words by #HighFivesAthlete Landon McGauley & Photos/Videos by Generikal Design Five all-star High Fives adaptive Athletes took to San Diego to meet with our incredibly helpful and knowledgeable support crew to get out into the ocean and take on the waves that the beautiful San Diego waters had to offer. ... Read more

High Fives in the News | PBS

#HighFivesAthlete & Olympian ski jumper, Nick Fairall, tells how one leap changed his life forever on a PBS and World Channel segment, Stories from the stage Check out Nick Fairall's segment on PBS and the WORLD Channel for #storiesfromthestage! He talks about the story behind his accident; from the moment he knew his life changed forever, to the road ... Read more


#HighFivesAthlete Nolan Trowe is featured in the New York Times! ‘It Was Like My Disability Became a Gift’ After Nolan Ryan Trowe and Adhiambo Mitchell bonded over their shared disabilities, Mr. Trowe set out to photograph the busy life of his friend. Read and view the full story HERE