Meet #HighFivesAthlete Dario Minatta (Athlete #201) from Sonoma, CA

In June 2018, the High Fives Foundation disbursed $74,539.86 to 24 Athlete’s across North America.

Dario received a grant for $6,000 to be used toward valuable personal training sessions at the acclaimed Pleasanton, CA facility, SCI-Fit.

Dario suffered a spinal cord injury while snowboarding at Squaw Valley on January 10, 2018. He suffered a cervical spinal cord injury, and was flown to Renown Medical Center where he underwent surgery. He then went to Craig Hospital, and now, he and his family, are figuring out the best facility for the future.

Dario’s goal is to put himself in an environment that will allow him to grow and use his mobility as much as possible. He plans to gain strength, stay positive and be successful in everything he does.  

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Dario is an incredibly focused young man, and we are honored to have him working on his recovery at our facility.

Dan Dumas, Executive Director of SCI-Fit, only had great things to say about Dario’s commitment to his recovery

The High Fives Foundation supports injured outdoor action sports Athletes through grant funding to be used towards reaching their recovery goals. Since the Foundation’s January 2009 inception, the Empowerment Program Service has assisted 212 Athletes from 31 states in nine respective funding categories: Living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and “stoke” (positive energy, outlook and attitude). 

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MEET THE 24 ATHLETES ACROSS NORTH AMERICA!

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | ALEX GOLDMEIER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | SIERRA O’LEARY

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | DARIO MINATTA

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | MEG PROCTER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | RIO PETERSON

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | BRADY DONAHUE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | TYLER MCKENZIE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | GEORGE GONZALEZ

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JASON ABRAHAM

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | BRETT KENNEDY

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | ROD ALAVI

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | MIKE GREENLEE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JAY RAWE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | CANDICE DUNGAN

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | KEVIN CHEUNG

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | KAILYN FORSBERG

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JEFF ANDREWS

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | TOMMY MICHAELS

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | BROOKE NELSON

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | NOLAN TROWE

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | KIRK WILLIAMS

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | CODY WALKER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | JOSH HARDER

HIGH FIVES ATHLETE RECEIVES EMPOWERMENT GRANT | TANELLE BOLT