Introducing High Fives January 2021 Empowerment Grant recipients
High Fives is very proud to introduce everyone to these new Athletes that we will be supporting through their recovery and onto whatever goals and adventures that they can dream off.
Recovery and progression of one’s mind and body is a never-ending pursuit. These Athletes realize that setting goals and improving themselves is incredibly important. After one goal or adventure is complete you know that that goal is possible and find ways to become better with the experience and skill created.
High Fives believes that these 4 new Athletes embody our values and will represent High Fives in amazing ways, and we cannot wait to see what they are able to accomplish.
January 2021 Empowerment Grant Recipients
Anthony Drees| Right Hip Amputation
$2,500 Towards and Adaptive Equipment
Hunter Pinke | SCI T6
Hunter was skiing at Keystone Resort in Colorado when another skier cut him off. He tried to correct and veered out of the way. Unfortunately, this meant he collided with a tree, sustaining a T6/7 spinal cord injury.
“If you can stack good days on good days, eventually, without even realizing it, those good days turn into a great life”
$2,500 towards Adaptive Equipment
Joe Stone | SCI C7
Teton Pass, WY
In 2021, Joe was involved in a speed flying accident in Missoula, Montana. After making a couple of mistakes while attempting a barrel roll, his wing sent him spiraling down at high speed until he collided with the mountain.
“Give what you can, take what you need.”
Funding for Bowhead mountain bike
Olivia Tonti | T5
Olivia was injured in a sports accident at just 15 years old.
“My grandmother always told me people will forget what you said and what you did, they will likely forget your name, but they will always remember how you made them feel.”
$910 toward Programs
These new Central Athletes will be welcomed to the High Fives Ohana by previous Athlete and January Grant recipient
Beth Requist| SCI
“IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO SOMETHING, GIVE IT ALL YOU HAVE AND DO IT RIGHT”
$1,100 towards Adaptive Equipment