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High Fives Foundation 3000 Words

From our good friends at High Fives Foundation – HighFive!

4th Annual 3000 Words Photography and Philanthropy Event
at FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

[Truckee, CA) June 4, 2012 — The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation announces the 4th Annual 3000 Word Photography and Philanthropy Event at FiftyFifty Brewing Co. on Friday, June 29 from 5:00-11:00pm.  An event unlike any other, 3000 Wordsshowcases the best in photography while raising money and awareness for the program services of the High Fives Foundation. A $10 door charge will include passed appetizers and entertainment.

Heralded photographers from the Lake Tahoe region and beyond will submit their best framed photographs in three inspirational categories: Winter, Human Power or Famous Mountain Landscapes / Eagles. These categories will represent the High Fives Foundation, Biking for a Better World and the Shane McConkey Foundation (respectively).

Attendees at 3000 Words will have a chance to not only vote on the best in show in each category but also to walk away with a timeless piece of art via the silent auction portion of the evening. Proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the High Fives Foundation, which will in turn make donations to the Shane McConkey Foundation and Biking for a Better World. Beginning at 10pm the classy affair will then ease into a dance party with beats supplied by the Silver Boombox Thief.

FiftyFifty is thrilled to be hosting this event for the third year in a row.  We are always blown away by the photography, and the level of support and philanthropy is truly inspiring.” – Alicia Barr (Co-Owner – FiftyFifty Brewing)

About High Fives Foundation:
High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 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.
www.highfivesfoundation.org

About FiftyFifty Brewing Co:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.: Find Your Balance. Located in Truckee at 11197 Brockway Road, between Hwy 267 and downtown Truckee. Open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., FiftyFifty serves both lunch and dinner to complement their variety of beers brewed on the premise. FiftyFifty also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating on the patio and live music and entertainment.
www.fiftyfiftybrewing.com

About Biking for a Better World:
At BBW, we see riding a bicycle as a fun and empowering activity, understood universally and adored around the globe. Our mission is to transform the act of pedaling into a force to make the world a better place. California 501.c.3 non-profit.
www.bikingforabetterworld.org 

About the Shane McConkey Foundation:
The Shane McConkey Foundation was founded in recognition of the worldwide community of skiers, adventurers and everyday people who share a passion for life. The Foundation honors those who inspire positive change in the world and the life of others.
www.shanemcconkey.org

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High Fives Foundation Charity Golf Tournament Recap

- Via our good friends at High Fives Foundation. – High Five!

Cody Towsend swinging for the fences

Congratulations to the Winners of the 2nd Annual High Fives Foundation
Charity Golf Tournament – Presented by Spine Nevada

[Truckee, CA) May 22, 2012 — The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation would like to thank the 116 golfers that participated in the 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament presented by SpineNevada at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing as well as the tremendous support from sponsors.

Great weather and a beautiful course at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing set the stage for a season opener unlike any other. Northwestern Mutual’s sponsorship of the Break the Glass Contest was a spectacle captured beautifully on GoPro HD Hero 2 cameras. The field of competitors then enjoyed a round filled with laughs and long drives in the scramble format play. Also, on hole #12, BigTruck Headwear set up shop with the first ever drive-in, drive out on site custom hat stitching booth. The event concluded with the awards ceremony, beats from DJ One Truest, a delicious catered dinner from Full Belly Deli, and satiating spirits from DBI/Miller/Coors and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

“To once again host the Annual High Fives Charity Golf Tournament marked an excellent kick-off to the 2012 season at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing. The creative and entertaining contests allowed for great times to be had by all. Thanks to the efforts of the High Fives Foundation, the event was bigger and better and we look forward to seeing everyone join us next year for the 3rd Annual Charity Golf Tournament!” – Travis Alley (Club Pro at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing)

Overall tournament winners:
1st Place: Team Roll Score: 54 (-18)
2nd Place: Tahoe Mountain Club - Score: 55 (-17)
3rd Place: Team Silva – Score: 59 (-13)

Contest winners:
Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows - Long Drive Men & Women's: Wes Hollabaugh & Shannon Carey
Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows - Closest to the Pin Men & Women’s: Andre Gust (0.8”) & Mary Roll (18ft)
Smith Optics / Surefoot - Longest Drive (with a Baseball Bat) Men & Women’s: 
Tyler Mearce & Shannon Carey
Northwestern Mutual – Break the Glass: Ian Winters

Thank you to the following Hole Sponsors:
SpineNevada, Northwestern Mutual, Squaw Valley / Alpine Meadows, GoPro, FiftyFifty Brewing Co., Big Truck Headwear,Surefoot, Ward & Sons Automotive, Smith Optics, Synergy Healing Arts, Body Armor, Ice Axe Expeditions, DBI Beverage Inc., Uncorked, Auto Glass Express Truckee, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Lebel Roofing, Storm Day Sales Agency, Crux Events, POW Gloves and Livin' the Dream Sales

About The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing:
The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing meets golf enthusiasts’ demands to play a course with a traditional private club feel. Fast greens and tournament-like conditions await golfers every day. Towering Lodgepole and Jeffrey Pines line the fairways as the course weaves through a natural mountain surrounding with Mt. Rose as its backdrop. Demanding a combination of creative club choices and tactical strategies, this Jacobsen/Hardy course reveals the designers’ passion for fun, yet challenging play.
www.golfintahoe.com

About High Fives Foundation:
High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 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.
www.highfivesfoundation.org

Additional pictures from the event:

 

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High Fives Foundation – Charity Golf Tournament

Editors Note: Our friends at High Fives Foundation just announced the sponsors for their annual charity golf tournament. The event is less than a week away, and should be a blast for those who can attend. – High Five!

[Truckee, CA) May 10, 2012 — High Fives Non-Profit Foundation is excited to announce the great sponsors of the upcoming 2nd Annual Charity Golf Tournament presented by SpineNevada at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing on May 17.

“The High Fives Foundation is fortunate to have solidified partnerships with outstanding companies such as SpineNevada (Reno, NV), Start Haus (Truckee, CA), Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley, CA) and our newest partner, Northwestern Mutual / Ryan Williams (Truckee, CA) to back the events of the golf tournament. To have the support of so many other companies as well, allows for the foundation’s program services to continue to grow and better serve athletes in the winter sports community.” – Roy Tuscany, High Fives Foundation President and Co-Founder

Join over 100 local golfers of all abilities as they take to the course for a chance to win big while giving back to charity!Following the 10:00am-12:00pm registration, the day’s events will kick off with a “Break the Glass” competition presented by Northwest Mutual / Ryan Williams where golfers will attempt to shatter a pane of glass by hitting golf balls at it from a challenging distance. At 1:00pm teams of four will hit the course and work together in a scramble format attempting to win great prizes from GoPro, Fifty Fifty Brewing Co., Smith Optics, 4FRNT Skis and many more sponsors.

Featured throughout the 18 holes of golf will be many exciting contests in which participants can win featured products from tournament sponsors as well. Longest drive and closest to the pin holes are presented by Squaw Valley and after the scramble round of golf, there will be a putting contest presented by The Start Haus. Rounding out the day will be an entertaining awards ceremony, a delicious catered dinner from Full Belly Deli, spirits from DBI/Miller/Coors and Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and beats from DJ One Truest.

Presenting and Contest Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: SpineNevada (spinenevada.com)
Longest Drive / Closest to the Pin Contests: Squaw Valley (squaw.com)
Break the Glass Contest: Northwest Mutual / Ryan Williams (ryanwwilliams.nmfn.com)
Putting Contest: Start Haus (starthaus.com)

Register a Team:
A few spots remain for teams to join us at the Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing on May 17. Contact Steve Wallace at steve@highfivesfoundation, 530.587.4453 with any questions or to sign up a team. Please visitwww.highfivesfoundation.org for further event details and to reserve your spot.

Hole Sponsors:
GoPro (gopro.com)Fifty Fifty Brewing Co. (fiftyfiftybrewing.com), Big Truck Headwear (bigtruckheadwear.com),Surefoot (surefoot.com), Ward & Sons Automotive (530.550.7827)
Smith Optics (smithoptics.com), Synergy Healing Arts (tahoesynergy.com), Body Armor (drinkbodyarmor.com), Ice Axe Expeditions (iceaxe.tv), DBI Beverage Inc. (dbibeverage.com)
Uncorked (uncorkedatsquaw.com), Auto Glass Express Truckee (autoglassexpresstruckee.com)
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. (sierranevada.com), Lebel Roofing (530.587.5692), Storm Day Sales Agency(stormdaysales.com), Crux Events (cruxevents.com), POW Gloves (powgloves.com) and 
Livin’ the Dream Sales

About The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing:
The Golf Club at Gray’s Crossing meets golf enthusiasts’ demands to play a course with a traditional private club feel. Fast greens and tournament-like conditions await golfers every day. Towering Lodgepole and Jeffrey Pines line the fairways as the course weaves through a natural mountain surrounding with Mt. Rose as its backdrop. Demanding a combination of creative club choices and tactical strategies, this Jacobsen/Hardy course reveals the designers’ passion for fun, yet challenging play.
www.golfintahoe.com

About High Fives Foundation:
High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 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.
www.highfivesfoundation.org

 

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High Fives TRAiNS

From our good friends at High Fives Foundation.

April 17, 2012 – TRAiNS 2012 was the fifth annual freestyle ski & snowboard contest that the High Fives Foundation has put on in the North Lake Tahoe area. Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, Alpine Meadows, and Squaw Valley supported this event that brought Nick Goepper, Parker White, Michelle Parker, Danny Toumarkine, Chris Logan and 25 other amazing skiers and snowboarders out to compete. Aside from the action on the hill, TRAiNS is an event that gives back by donating to select charitable organizations.

Custom-made BigTruck Hats, music from the Silver Boombox Thief, Jamie LaValle’s world famous chicken wings, food from the Full Belly deli, and a world-class competition venue produced by Crux Events rounded out an amazing day!

Three teams of ten (skiers and snowboarders) were picked by winners of the Best Male, Best Female and Best 540 (degree rotation) in the first half of the competition. The event’s namesake TRAiNS was on display in the second half as the team competition ensued with each team of ten popping off the six different features in succession.

Charitable Contributions Given $5,000 Total: Three charities (out of five) were chosen by the winning competitors to donate to…

  • Best Male: Nick Goepper donated $1,000 to the Reeve Irvine Research Center
  • Best Female: Marta Krusell donated $1,000 to the Shane McConkey Foundation
  • Best 540: Andy McDowell donated $1,000 to SkiD.U.C.K.
  • Best TRAiNS Team: Green Team donated $2,000 to the Shane McConkey Foundation

Thanks to vitaminwater, Smith Optics, Start Haus, Sports Basement, Coors Light, GoPro, Powder Magazine, DieCutStickers.com, Discrete Headwear, Cabot Creamery Cooperative, Skullcandy, TRX Suspension Training, Arcade Belts, Aelix Clothing, Sports Insurance and the Mountain Forge.

About Alpine Meadows:
Ranked as a top winter resort by SKI Magazine, Alpine Meadows is known for its abundant and varied skiable terrain, family-friendly atmosphere, and innovative children’s ski and snowboard programs. Alpine’s 7 powder bowls, summit-to-base groomed slopes, and authentic hospitality are among the many attributes that have made the resort a favorite of the local community and visitors alike. Alpine Meadows offers skiers and riders access to more than 100 trails across 2,400 skiable acres serviced by 14 lifts. For more information, please see www.skialpine.com

About the High Fives Foundation:
The High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 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.
www.highfivesfoundation.org

 

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CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip

Via our good friends at High Fives Foundation:

Local professional skier CR Johnson was born on August 10, 1983 and enjoyed an amazing career in the freeskiing community until his passing in 2010. His incredible energy led to a legacy of positivity and a sense of community that is embodied in the CR Johnson Healing Center. It is with this enduring positivity that CR carried, that the High Fives Foundation held a rafting trip to celebrate his birthday on the Truckee River with IRIE Rafting Co. and 45 close friends, family members and fans. Following the (Boca to Floriston, CA) stretch of rafting, all that participated made their way to the CR Johnson Healing Center in Truckee, CA for a soft opening of the new center. All in attendance received a catered lunch from Full Belly Deli and a CR Johnson Memorial Fund “Heart of a Lion” t-shirt.

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation helps oversee the CR Johnson Memorial Fund which provides funding for alternative modalities of healing for individuals suffering from traumatic brain injury so they can “love the life they live.” On June 1, 2011 the High Fives Foundation re-located their office to 10775 Pioneer Trail, Truckee, CA. The new space has three rooms in which there is space for Winter Empowerment Fund – Highlighted Athletes, and those involved with the foundation to work out at their comfort level in a setting conducive to healing. With an overwhelming sense of encouragement and positivity, the CR Johnson Healing Center will inspire greatness. Additionally, the fourth office space will serve as the nerve center for all High Fives Non-Profit Foundation work, business and creative processes. The CR Johnson Healing Center has a room with an Infrared-Sauna, a room for healing (including acupuncture and physical therapy) and a work out room replete with the best in adaptive friendly exercise modalities and equipment. Commemorative mural paintings at the CR Johnson Healing Center were completed by local artist, Andy Spots and feature amazing imagery and quotes that invoke the powerful messages that CR Johnson communicated to the world through his words and his skiing.

Mission statement: “The CR Johnson Healing Center provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Resources include: physical therapy, acupuncture, massage and more.”

The High Fives Foundation would like to thank: The Johnson Family, IRIE Rafting Co., Full Belly Deli, Andy Spots and Unofficial Networks!

 

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High Fives CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip

July 26, 2011, (Truckee, CA) — The CR Johnson Healing Center (Truckee, CA) and the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA) present the CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip – Wednesday, August 10, 2011. The day will begin at the IRIE Rafting Co. headquarters (11253 Brockway Rd. Suite #103, Truckee, CA 96160) at 8:30am and conclude in the afternoon at the CR Johnson Healing Center (10775 Pioneer Tr. Suite #108, Truckee, CA). A limited edition CR Johnson t-shirt, rafting along the Truckee River (Boca to Floriston, CA), catered lunch from Full Belly Deli (Truckee, CA) and a soft opening viewing of the CR Johnson Healing Center will be included.

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation has partnered with the Johnson family to carry on CR Johnson’s legacy through a scholarship dedicated to aiding injured athletes in their recovery. The CR Johnson Healing Center provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Resources include: physical therapy, acupuncture, massage and more.

Local professional skier CR Johnson was born on August 10, 1983 and enjoyed an amazing career in the freeskiing community until his passing on February 24, 2010. His incredible energy led to a legacy of positivity and a sense of community that is embodied in the CR Johnson Healing Center.

Event Information:

·       Date: Wednesday, August 10, 2011

·       Time: 8:30am – 6pm

·       Location: IRIE Rafting Co. and The CR Johnson Healing Center

·       Cost: $50  (available through http://www.crjohnson.org/rafting.html, at the office or day of the event)

·       Proceeds to benefit the CR Johnson Memorial Fund

·       Includes: CR t-shirt, rafting with IRIE Rafting Co. on the Truckee River, catered lunch by Full Belly Deli and viewing of CR Johnson Healing Center

About CR Johnson Healing Center:
The CR Johnson Healing Center provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport related injuries and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Resources include: physical therapy, acupuncture, massage and more. Located at 10775 Pioneer Trail, Suite #108 Truckee, CA 96161
www.crjohnson.org

About High Fives Non-Profit Foundation:
High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 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
www.highfivesfoundation.org

About IRIE Rafting Co.:
From the Lower Truckee Gorge to the Middle Fork of the American, we’ve got the whitewater rafting trip to suit your style and your budget. Half-day Class III trip on the Truckee River with the family? No problem. Multi-day wilderness trip on the Carson River? Done. Full-day Class IV on the American River with the girls or boys? What are you waiting for?
www.raftirie.com

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High Fives Foundation – Skiing With Steve Wallace Season Finale

Our friends at High Fives Foundation just sent us the final installment of Skiing With Steve Wallace presented by Marker/Volkl and Porters Tahoe.  In this final episode Steve visits Mammoth with Roy and also checks out some hilarious people watching, enjoy the video!  - Erme

Lastly, if you are still wondering what High Fives Foundation is, or are looking to donate, take a look at the below video and help out their great cause: highfivesfoundation.org/​join.html#donate


 

 

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High Fives – 3,000 Words

This was sent to us via our friends at High Fives Foundation.  If you can make it to this event, be there, should be an amazing evening! – Erme

June 9, 2011, (Truckee, CA) — High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA), Biking for a Better World (Olympic Valley, CA), and the Arne Backstrom Foundation (Olympic Valley, CA) proudly present 3,000 Words: A Night of Photography and Philanthropy, “Three Charities, Three Photos, 3,000 Words” Thursday, June 30, (5pm) in Truckee, CA.

FiftyFifty Brewing Co. (Truckee, CA) will host 3,000 Words, a fundraiser to benefit the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, Biking for a Better World, and the Arne Backstrom Foundation. Attendees will be able to bid on (via silent auction) and vote on their favorite photos (submitted by featured area photographers) in three inspirational categories:

  • Winter (High Fives Non-Profit Foundation)
  • Human Power (Biking for a Better World)
  • Famous Mountain Landscapes / Eagles (Arne Backstrom Foundation)

All proceeds from the door and silent auctions of the framed art will be split between the three foundations. 3,000 Words is poised to be an exemplary evening highlighting the best in photography and philanthropy that the Tahoe Region has to offer.

Event Information:

  • Date: Thursday, June 30, 2011
  • Time: 5pm – 2am
  • Venue: Fifty-Fifty Brewing Co. (Truckee, CA_
  • Cost: $10 / Entrance includes passed-appetizers (unlimited)
  • Silent Auction Picture Viewing Bidding / Voting: 5pm to 10pm
(Silent Auction closes at 10pm)
  • Music: Silver Boombox Thief 10pm to 2am
  • Drinks: Red Bull and Vodka Specials!

About FiftyFifty Brewing Co.:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.: Find Your Balance. Located in Truckee at 11197 Brockway Road, between Hwy 267 and downtown Truckee. Open seven days a week from 11:30 a.m. to 2 a.m., FiftyFifty serves both lunch and dinner to complement their variety of beers brewed on the premise. FiftyFifty also features a full bar, seasonal outdoor seating on the patio and live music and entertainment. www.fiftyfiftybrewing.com

About High Fives Foundation:
High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 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. www.highfivesfoundation.org.

About Biking for a Better World:
At BBW, we see riding a bicycle as a fun and empowering activity, understood universally and adored around the globe. Our mission is to transform the act of pedaling into a force to make the world a better place.  California 501.c.3 non profit. www.bikingforabetterworld.org

About the Arne Backstrom Foundation:
The Arne Backstrom Foundation is dedicated to providing opportunities for all children to engage in outdoor activities and environmental awareness. http://arnebackstrom.com/

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Skiing With Steve Wallace 4

Video: High Fives Foundation

In this episode of Skiing with Steve Wallace, presented by Volkl Skis, Marker Bindings, and Porters Tahoe, Steve heads to TRAINS at Alpine Meadows and then shreds powder with Landon McGauley at Sugarbowl… High Five!  – Erme


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High Fives – Roy’s 5 Year Redemption

Our friends at High Fives Foundation just sent us this video and press release regarding their Co-Founder and President Roy Tuscany.  It is great to see Roy on skis again…High Five! – Erme Catino

After suffering a T-12 Burst fracture on April 29, 2006, it took Roy Tuscany five years to return to the spot that forever changed his life. Surrounded by the positivity of friends and the power of High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, he returned to the spot exactly five years to the date. Looking back on the five years of the injury, Roy has relearned how to walk, how to ski, and how to inspire others through the formation of his non-profit foundation High Fives (highfivesfoundation.org). Watch how the power of positive thought and support has empowered Roy to return to the spot that forever changed his life and get the ultimate redemption

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