High Fives X Arcade Belts Program
Our Belt Goal
AN INITIATIVE THAT HELPS GUIDE ATHLETES THROUGH THE COMPLEX RECOVERY PROCESS AFTER A LIFE-CHANGING INJURY. THIS GOAL ORIENTED STRUCTURE ALLOWS ATHLETES TO FOCUS ON PROGRESS, POSITIVITY, AND ACHIEVING GOALS THAT IMPROVE AND ENRICH THEIR LIVES.
High Fives has been lucky enough to be able to work with many amazing companies who, like us, are driven by the progress and evolution of one’s mind, body, and soul. Arcade Belt is a company that does just exactly that. Through our combined drive to help people, The Arcade Belt program was born.
When the program initially began, it was put in place to provide Athletes with a system for setting goals. Similar to a karate belt system, Athletes set 5 goals and moved through the ranks as they completed them, receiving a belt with stars corresponding to the goal number they accomplished.
We have recently Revamped & Redefined High Fives Foundation X Arcade Belt Goal Program. Now, when an Athlete receives a grant, they will set one goal that directly corresponds to what they have been granted. Moving away from the five-step program and onto a one-to-one format will help Athletes continue improving their strength, health, quality of life, and help them achieve their goals!
What is asked of our athletes?
The one-to-one format | one goal set per grant received.
to focus Athletes directly towards a goal that corresponds with the grant funding that athlete is receiving at the current time.
#highfivesathlete Jason Abraham has been setting and achieving goals left and right his entire life. In 2015, while skiing in Squaw Vally, Abro picked up too much speed on the main chute in the palisades, caught an edge, and crashes, resulting in a burst fracture of his C6 vertebrae. While this injury was devastating, it wouldn’t stop Abro. In the past, Abro had completed four of his five goals set in the original Arcade Belt goal system.
To get use of fingers
(Completed on 5/5/2015)
To get into a wheelchair by himself
(Completed on 6/5/2015)
To be able to wheel his own wheelchair and use his camera again!
(Completed on 7/1/2017)
To mountain bike with his family again
(Completed on 7/15/2017)
To heli-ski in Alaska
This past June, Abro once again embraced a new challenge. Presented with the NEW Arcade Belt Goal One-to-One format, Abro was able to quickly conquer his goal. Jason received a grant from the Empowerment Fund for 20 sessions of massage therapy from CRJ Healing Center Practitioner, Karen Stubbs, noting that this bodywork helps him manage his chronic neck and shoulder pain. With the massage proving an ease of his aching, he was able to set a goal of biking 100 miles and 10,000 feet in elevation within one week. He put his mind, perseverance, and biceps to the test and surpassed his goal the second week of August riding 110 miles & 11,552 vertical feet!! Congratulations on achieving your goal, Abro! We are so proud of you!