High Five #HighFivesAthlete Alex Goldmeier for achieving his first of five Arcade Belt Goals!
Hand cycling the Army Ten Miler Race in Washington DC
Alex completed the daunting ten mile race in our nation’s capital, achieving his first goal in the High Fives X Arcade Belt Program. Alex was granted a hand cycle in the High Fives Foundation’s September adaptive sports equipment cycle, but timing didn’t allow him to receive his cycle in time to use it in the race. At the conclusion of the ten miles, Alex was surprised when he was generously donated the cycle that he used in the race.
Completing the race was absolutely amazing, and I truly didn't know if it was possible that soon into my recovery. I'm excited to get my own cycle so that I can keep knocking down goals.
#HighFivesAthlete Alex Goldmeier on hand cycling the Army Ten Miler Race in Washington DC
He will now apply the High Fives Foundation funds toward a wheelchair for tennis – a sport that he played regularly prior to his injury. He looks forward to getting back to the sport of tennis, and the High Fives Foundation is honored to play a part in that.
These goals are achieved as a part of the Arcade Goal Belt Program which was established as an initiative that guides athletes through the complex recovery process after a life-altering injury.
The belt program, which is similar to a karate belt system, rewards High Fives athletes with an Arcade belt containing a new gold star for each milestone achieved. This framework is designed to provide clarity, support, competition and inspiration for others as these athletes work to rebuild their lives.