High Fives is committed to improving the lives of those who have sustained life-changing injuries; we do this through grants, sports camps, and the community that we help to facilitate around North America. While grants are very important in an individual’s recovery, using our resources to fund and support organizations creates a more accessible and inclusive world, something that we genuinely believe in. On top of the $239,661 that we gave to individuals through grants this quarter, we also supported five adaptive programs with over $98,000 (+) in funding.
When you donate and support High Fives, you aren’t just helping individuals and their families. You are helping to create a better world for anyone with a life-changing injury by helping build up the adaptive community.
High Fives supported with $50,000 to New Building and $5,000 to Bike Program
Vermont Adaptive Ski & Sports is a nationally recognized organization that empowers people of all abilities through inclusive sports and recreational programming regardless of ability to pay. In addition to sports, year-round programming options integrate environmental, holistic wellness, and competitive training philosophies for people of all ages with cognitive, developmental, physical and emotional disabilities.
This means validation for adaptive mountain biking as a sport and legitimacy for the athletes who have made it their goal to master the adaptations they have had to make to continue or get into the sport.
-Ethan Kreuger, Sport-On Rider and High Fives Athlete
Dunbar Summer Series
Adaptive Series Title sponsor
High Fives supported with $10,000
Join us this year as adaptive mountain biking makes its debut at the Dunbar Summer Series. Starting June 20th at Panorama and following up with an epic week in July, with stops at Fernie, Panorama and Kicking Horse. This series will play host to the BC Cup, BC Open, Canada Cup and Canadian Nationals. To top it all off, this adaptive mountain biking race series will be the first to have podium events at all races.
Kootenay Adaptive, in partnership with the Dunbar Summer Series, will be bringing you a first of its kind adaptive mountain biking race series. Podium events at each race, with accumulated points for every stop in the summer series (Fernie, Panorama, Kicking Horse July 18-25).
Right now we are in the initial planning stages for 2021. Give us a follow and keep checking our website for more details in the new year.
Adaptive Mountain bike trail system program
High Fives supported with $18,000
Sky Tavern is a nonprofit regional center providing exceptional summer and winter outdoor sports training, recreation, competitions and events, accessible to all.
Reno Adaptive Hockey // City of Reno
High Fives supported with $3,200
The City of Reno offers adaptive recreation programs, classes and services to people with disabilities so that all can participate in recreation activities
Stoke for Life
Stoke for Life US Open Adaptive Surf Champs Title Sponsor
High Fives supported with $12,000
The main goal for the Stoke for Life Foundation is to bring awareness to the rehabilitative benefits of adaptive water sports through clinics and education. Stoke for life will host paddle clinics for adaptive paddle boarding and adaptive surfing; these will be free open clinics to further education of adaptive water sports, beach access for the disabled, and the advancements in adaptive water sports equipment.