High Fives Foundation Brings Retro Shred Ski-a-Thon to Winter Park, Colorado
March 17, 2022
Adaptive Sports Non-Profit sets goal of raising $500,000 for their Empowerment Fund
Winter Park, CO /OUTDOOR SPORTSWIRE/ – Today, High Fives Foundation announced the new location of their 7th Annual Retro Shred-a-Thon. Presented by Denver-based Phunkshun Wear, the fundraiser will be hosted at Winter Park, Colorado on April 16, 2022, and is now open for registration. Participants will raise money for the High Fives Empowerment Fund ahead of the event, then ski all day at Winter Park and celebrate with prizes, live music, retro costumes, and more.
Retro Shred is the newest in the three-part Ski-A-Thon Series, which takes place each spring and raises funds that provide resources for those who have experienced life-changing injuries. Since launching in 2009, the High Fives Foundation Empowerment Fund has granted over $6 million for adaptive sports camps, onsite training at the CR Johnson Healing Center and resources including adaptive sports equipment, physical therapy, mental health services, living expenses and more.
Retro Shred participants have the opportunity to raise funds for High Fives Foundation and get rewarded with prizes, depending on the number of completed laps skied and funds raised. The event’s new location in Winter Park will be part of the resort’s Retro Bash celebration and will feature lunch specials from Winter Park, a live DJ/band, prizes for participants throughout the day, and onsite vendors. including Phunkshun Wear and others to be announced.
Retro Shred has seen tremendous momentum since its launch, increasing fundraising efforts from $11,000 in 2016 to $44,820 in 2021 and growing the presence of the Foundation’s mission in the Rocky Mountains. Colorado-based professional skier and High Fives athlete, Trevor Kennison, was a participant in the program following his injury in 2014 and will be representing High Fives onsite at Retro Shred this spring.
“We’re thrilled to bring Retro Shred to Winter Park this April, and for High Fives to continue to grow in Colorado and the Rockies,” said Roy Tuscany, CEO and Founder of High Fives Foundation. “The opportunity to bring athletes of the organization together with fundraising participants on the slopes really creates a full-circle story for the individuals supporting the mission through their networks.”
Based in the heart of Truckee, CA, High Fives Foundation has helped over 491 athletes and veterans get back to doing what they love. The Foundation aims to be the leader of education and recovery of life-altering injuries in outdoor action sports. Through programs including the Empowerment Fund, Military to the Mountain program for veterans and onsite training facility at the CR Johnson Healing Center in Truckee, these funds have changed the lives of individuals across the country.
To register for Retro Shred Ski-a-Thon, visit retroshred.highfivesfoundation.org.
To learn more about the foundation, visit highfivesfoundation.org.
ABOUT HIGH FIVES FOUNDATION
The High Fives Foundation focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen. It was formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by the founder, Roy Tuscany, after his own recovery from a spinal cord injury. The Foundation has expanded to help over 450 athletes and veterans from 42 states, plus Canada, since its inception in 2009. The High Fives Foundation is a California-based, national 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and aims to be a leader of education and recovery of life-altering injuries in outdoor sports. For more information visit www.highfivesfoundation.org.
2022 sponsors of High Fives Foundation’s Ski-a-Thon Series include Fat Tire, New Belgium Brewing, Eddie Bauer, Sugarbush, GoPro, Charlotte’s Web, Vermont North Ski Shops, Arcade Belts Co, Palisades Tahoe, Phunkshun Wear, Winter Park Resort, Wells Lamont, Marker Dalbello Volkl, Love, Tito’s, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Big Agnes, Ski The East, Darn Tough VT Socks, Ski Town All-Stars, YETI, and SMITH.