Athlete Animations | Jesse Alberi

As the Fourth of July approaches, a time to reflect on independence and freedom, we at the High Fives Foundation are thrilled to share a story that epitomizes resilience, hope, and the power of community support. We are proud to release the first installment of our “Athlete Animations” series, featuring the incredible journey of Jesse … Read more

New Video ‘Team Sport: A Tim Brown Story’

High Fives Athlete and podcaster of The Unexpected Journey, Tim Brown, has just released a new film that captures the essence of surfing with others and the joy of returning to the water with support. In this heartfelt project, Tim shares the energy and excitement he feels as he reconnects with the ocean, thanks to … Read more

Bringing the Ocean to the Mountains, a First-of-its-Kind Adaptive Wake- Surf Program

High Fives Foundation announces a groundbreaking partnership with MasterCraft Boat Company, introducing the first adaptive surf program of its kind on Lake Tahoe. This unique collaboration features the state-of-the-art MasterCraft X24, specially designed to provide adaptive athletes and veterans with unparalleled access to water sports. “High Fives has created an amazing adaptive surf program which … Read more

2024 Charity Golf Tournaments

A series of three golf tournaments in three States across the U.S. These tournaments have become a staple for High Fives and our participating communities. Golfers navigate the course, competing for prizes in various categories. There are opportunities for individual golfers to win prizes for their performance on specific holes, and teams compete for overall … Read more

Proud to Support Makayla Noble’s Inspiring Journey

At the High Fives Foundation, we are deeply honored to support individuals like Makayla Noble on their journeys of recovery and triumph. Makayla, a world champion athlete, faced a life-changing challenge on September 20, 2021, when a tumbling accident resulted in a severe spinal cord injury. Despite this setback, Makayla’s determination and spirit have remained … Read more

Conor O’Brian’s High Country Hurdle for Return to Dirt

The High Fives Foundation is proud to announce and support Conor O’Brian’s fundraising endeavor, the High Country Hurdle, in aid of our Return to Dirt program. Conor, the Marketing Manager at Full Cycle Bikes, is a passionate community builder, philanthropist, and avid cyclist. From June 23-26, he will undertake a grueling four-day, 740-mile ride through … Read more

High Fives Foundation: Gratitude and Excitement at Solitude Mountain Resort’s Pond Skim Event

April 13 was a day of exhilarating fun and community spirit at Solitude Mountain Resort, where over 100 costumed skiers and riders took on the challenge of crossing a 75-foot-long, 4-foot-deep pond constructed at the bottom of Main Street. The annual Pond Skim event is always a highlight, but this year it held special significance … Read more

2024 Military to the Mountains Recap

Written By: Ally Karacozoff Another amazing season of Military to the Mountains (M2M) has come to a close, and this 10th consecutive year was a special one, as it was High Fives Foundation’s first M2M trip to Solitude Mountain Resort. M2M gives U.S. veterans and first responders with life-changing injuries the opportunity to challenge themselves … Read more

2024 Santa Cruz Adaptive Surf Clinic Recap

Spring is synonymous with adventure, and for the High Fives Foundation, it’s all about making waves—literally. Our recent Santa Cruz Adaptive Surf Camp brought together ten adaptive athletes, three of whom experienced the thrill of surfing for the first time. Guided by the expertise of renowned waterman Rob Jarvis, along with a team of dedicated … Read more

Celebrating Success Across the 2024 Shred-A-Thon Series

We’re still buzzing with excitement from the recent wave of stoke and camaraderie that swept across the country with the completion of our Shred-A-Thon series! From the snowy peaks of Tahoe to the picturesque slopes of Vermont, it’s been a whirlwind of shredding, fundraising, and celebrating the indomitable spirit of the High Fives Foundation community. … Read more