The partnership between Vermont SportsCar and the High Fives Foundation is a natural fit. Both organizations share a passion for pushing boundaries and overcoming obstacles. For Vermont SportsCar, this passion is evident in the engineering, design and fabrication of their high-performance race cars, which have won numerous national rally and rallycross championship titles and propelled some of the world’s best drivers to victory. For the High Fives Foundation, this passion is focused on helping injured athletes get back to doing what they love.
“Working with the same team that has built rally and rallycross cars for the likes of Travis Pastrana, Conner Martell, and the late Ken Block, means that the same world-class engineering that has won championship titles is going into the sit ski of Trevor Kennison, finally giving Trevor the opportunity to see the full potential of his ability back on the mountain.”says Roy Tuscany, CEO of High Fives Foundation
Trevor Kennison is one of the athletes who will benefit from the partnership between Vermont SportsCar and the High Fives Foundation. Kennison, a professional athlete, became paralyzed from the waist down after a snowboarding accident in 2014. Since then, he has been determined to get back to the mountain and has become an advocate for adaptive sports. With the help of Vermont SportsCar’s cutting-edge expertise, Kennison will be able to take his adaptive skiing to the next level and continue to inspire others along the way.
…We evaluated the sit-ski installation/suspension and did in-house measurements to establish suspension vs linkage geometry.Vermont SportsCar Engineers
Vermont SportsCar engineers used in house mathematical models to determine the best damping on the suspension for each on-snow situation; smooth surfaces, bumps, high frequency bumps and shocks from landing – to allow Trevor better handling and confidence while racing down the slopes.
But Kennison isn’t the only athlete who will benefit from the partnership. The High Fives Foundation has a long history of helping athletes with life-altering injuries get back to doing what they love, and the partnership with Vermont SportsCar will allow the organization to expand its reach and help even more athletes.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Vermont SportsCar,” says Tuscany. “Their expertise in suspension technology will be a game-changer for adaptive skiing, and we’re excited to see what the future holds.”
The partnership between Vermont SportsCar and the High Fives Foundation is a testament to the power of collaboration and innovation. By combining their talents and resources, the two organizations are pushing the boundaries of what’s possible and giving injured athletes a chance to thrive once again.