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High Fives Foundation raises its millionth dollar



TRUCKEE -– High Fives Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in January 2009, has achieved a major fundraising milestone. It has raised one million dollars.

“Raising $1 million over the past four years is an incredible accomplishment for the Foundation,” said founder Roy Tuscany. “It has grown at a rate that has exceeded all expectations thanks to the generous donation of our major sponsors, everyday donors and supporters. Funds raised have helped the Foundation secured alternative treatments, expand the CR Johnson Healing Center and have aided in the recovery of more than 34 athletes from 10 states,” Tuscany explained.

To see first-hand how the Foundation assists in the recovery of injured athletes please watch Jake Hickman’s video. This is one athlete’s personal story of returning to sport one year after suffering a life-altering spinal cord injury.

High Fives funds support eight respective funding categories which include: living expenses, insurance, travel, health, healing network, adaptive equipment, winter equipment, programs and stoke (positive energy, outlook and attitude).

To date, High Fives has dispersed $621,000 in program services. The Winter Empowerment Fund, the CR Johnson Healing Center and B.A.S.I.C.S. represent the three program services of the Foundation in which athletes, community members and winter sports enthusiasts are served, healed and educated.

The focus of the High Fives Foundation has touched many people across the United States over the last couple of years.

High Fives was able to reach the $1 million milestone thanks in part to a donation from the Fireside Pizza Co. located in Olympic Valley, California.

High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based non-profit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by the founder from his own recovery to help injured athletes, the Foundation has helped 34 athletes to date since its inception in 2009, more information visit www.highfivesfoundation.org.


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