Welcome to the High Fives Winter Action Sports Ambassador Program. Now for the first time competitive skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to leverage their hard work and achievement to bring positivity into the world of winter action sports. We hope this program inspires athletes across the country to reach out to their networks to pledge their support to athletes.
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By agreeing to become a High Fives Winter Action Sports Ambassador, you will share the High Fives Winter Action Sports Ambassador Pledge Contract and the Potential Sponsor Letter with anyone in your personal network that encourages you and has love for the winter action sports community. That means you can give it to your parents, your friends, teachers, coaches, community members, and other adults who you think would like to support you while you support the High Fives Foundation. Share it on all of your social media, too, like Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Your sponsors will make a donation to the High Fives Foundation to celebrate your success and competitive spirit.
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To become a High Fives Winter Action Sports Ambassador, you need to be able to represent the High Fives Foundation in a knowledgeable and positive way. Spend time learning about the Foundation and the athletes they serve on the High Fives Foundation website (the best way is to watch the movies we produce). Follow the High Fives Foundation on social media. Get to know the High Fives Foundation mission statement: “The High Fives Foundation is a national 501.c.3 Non-profit that is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing a dream in the Winter Action Sports Community.” [/one_half_last]
Train harder than ever this season. Learn from your coaches and focus on becoming the best winter actions sports athlete you can be. Your Pledge Sponsors believe in you and are showing you a great deal of respect. Earn their respect. Follow the Flyin’ Ryan Hawks Core Principals. It is also your responsibility to update all of your sponsors throughout the season. After every event, you need to be diligent in emailing everyone who has made a pledge to let them know how you’re doing. At the end of the season, you need to give all of them a summary of your successes so they know how much they need to donate.
Good luck! Thank you for supporting the High Fives Foundation by becoming a High Fives Winter Action Sports Ambassador. If you have more questions, feel free to contact us.
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Griffin MacFadyen is a young, aspiring professional snowboarder from Dover, Vermont. He caught the attention of the High Fives Foundation after his mind-blowing video edits were featured by Snowboarder Magazine and Transworld Snowboarding, among other channels in the United States, Europe, and Australia.
But it was when the High Fives Foundation arrived on Griffin’s radar that Griffin began to see how he could begin to change the world with his passion for snowboarding. Griffin first began helping by initiating presentations of the High Fives Foundation’s documentary #HelmetsAreCool to Vermont elementary schools to educate his peers on helmet safety and good decision-making. While working on that campaign, Griffin met High Fives Athlete Mike Schwarz, and they immediately developed a friendship.
After the presentations, Griffin began asking his parents what he could do to further help Mike in his recovery. After some discussion, Griffin understood that it was High Fives role to help Mike directly, and the best thing Griffin could do was to assist High Fives in their mission by raising money through his hard training and competitive efforts.
The idea was hatched that Griffin would ask friends and family to pledge money to the High Fives Foundation based on his competitive results during the snowboarding season.
Soon after he started to receive pledges from around the country, Griffin received one from a familiar local name that made him particularly excited… The Schwarz family. Griffin’s pledge had come full circle with his friend and local athlete Mike Schwarz. Griffin’s continued work with the High Fives Foundation has lead to the development of the High Fives Winter Action Sports Ambassador Program. Now for the first time other competitive skiers and snowboarders have the opportunity to leverage their hard work and achievement to bring positivity into the world of winter action sports.
We’re proud of Griffin and his success. He inspires us, and we hope he inspires athletes across the country to reach out to their networks, just like Griffin has, as they support athletes who have sustained life-altering injuries pursuing their dreams in the winter action sports community.