HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | Chris Luna

Denver man receives a new hand cylce from mountain town non profit, The High Fives Foundation

“He’s a mentor and example to others who want to participate in adaptive sports,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director

(Truckee, Calif., September 15, 2016) РCalifornia Non-Profit the High Fives Foundation is awarding Denver resident Chris Luna an Empowerment Grant for an adaptive cross country handcycle.

The High Fives Foundation gives support to mountain action sports athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries.

Chris Luna, 38, suffered a spinal cord injury in 2000 rocking climbing outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

“Disabled athletes here have access to every sport or activity they want to participate in,” said Luna “I want to take advantage of the opportunities available here in this city and state.”

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The handcycle will allow him to be competitive in adaptive cross country cycling contests in the state. Luna heard about the High Fives Foundation from a fundraising event at Craig Hospital, a partner of the organization.

“Chris has been an adaptive athlete and participating in outdoor activities for 16 years now,” said Roy Tuscany, Executive Director of the High Fives Foundation. “He’s a mentor and example to others who want to participate in these sports, but his current handcycle needed a serious upgrade to be competitive.”

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