First Tracks Online Ski Magazine shares High Fives & Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows Military to the Mountains Program!
“HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION BRINGS MILITARY VETERANS SKIING”
The High Fives Foundation gives support and inspiration to mountain sports athletes with life-altering injuries through board-approved Empowerment Grants towards their recovery goals. In 2015 alone, the Foundation made 60 Empowerment Grants to 25 individual athletes.
“When we started the Foundation, we had a goal to give grant funding to one athlete per year,” said High Fives Foundation Executive Director and co-founder Roy Tuscany. “In seven years, we’ve blown that goal out of the water, but it’s really special that our 100th athlete will be part of a group of military veterans.”
The veterans, all U.S. Military servicemen who were injured during tours of duties overseas,will go skiing with the Military to the Mountains program created in 2014 by the High Fives Foundation. The program is a multifaceted partnership between Squaw Valley Alpine Meadows, High Fives Foundation, Achieve Tahoe (formerly Disabled Sports USA Far West) and Adaptive Training Foundation from Dallas, Texas. Each organization provides their specialized services to bring this group onto the snow.