Tahoe Athlete to receive more than $10,000 in grant funding
The December grant for $10,829.91 awarded to Tahoe-based Athlete Jeff Andrews will be used for two months of Neuro Kinesis Pilates at Body Wellness Hawaii in Maui, Hawaii. Andrews has previously worked with Alejandra Monsalve of Body Wellness Hawaii and experienced tremendous gains from the Neuro Kinesis Pilates method.
December’s funding marks the fourth board-approved grant that Andrews has received since becoming a High Fives Foundation Athlete in April 2014. To date he’s received a total of $19,568.22 that has been used toward his recovery.
Since the Foundation’s inception in January, 2009, the Winter Empowerment program service has assisted 66 athletes from 19 states in nine respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and stoke (positive energy, outlook and attitude). In 2014, the High Fives Foundation has set a budget of disbursing $196,000 via board-approved grants through the Winter Empowerment Fund. Thus far in 2014, 28 High Fives Athletes and two organizations have been awarded a sum of 38 board-approved grants for a total of $249,000.
In the month of December the High Fives Foundation distributed funds to five Winter Empowerment Athletes: Steven Jacobo of Gardnerville, Nev., Jeff Andrews of Truckee, Calif., Patrick Lonsdale of Ben Lomond, Calif., Sally Francklyn of Colorado Springs, Colo. and Jim Harris of Salt Lake City, Utah. The Foundation’s Board of Directors Grant Selection Committee approved a total of $29,354.91 to be used toward the Healing Network, Travel, Living Expenses and Adaptive Equipment funding categories.