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Fun Lap Fundraising with the High Fives Foundation

Posted on 15 March 2019

Fun Laps & Flair at the 8th Annual FAT Ski-A-Thon

The 8th Annual High Fives FAT Ski-A-Thon!

Photo by John Atkinson.

On March 3rd, we embraced winter's damp chill by sporting retro threads and good attitudes. We joined up with over 200 skiers and boarders at Sugarbush Resort's Valley House lift for the eighth-annual FAT Ski-A-Thon, a day of fundraising put on by the High Fives Foundation.  Participants competed to ski as many "fun laps" as they could in the day, while celebrating the most successful fundraiser that the foundation has ever hosted in its history!

Flair at the 8th Annual FAT Ski-A-Thon!

Photo by Brooks Curran.

10 years ago, Roy Tuscany founded the High Fives Foundation. A decade of high fiving later, the High Fives Foundation has provided grants and a sense of community to over 219 mountain sport athletes who faced life-altering injuries, such as spinal cord or brain injuries.

The High Fives Foundation 8th Annual FAT Ski-A-Thon

Photo by Justin Jenny.

"The FAT Ski-A-Thon started as an event to bring awareness to the organization in my home state of Vermont," said Tuscany, a Waterbury, Vermont native. "Over the last eight years of the event, we have watched it grow from a 25-person event, raising around $15,000, to the largest event in Foundation history with over 200 participants and $211,000 raised. IT speaks to the High Fives support in Vermont, and I am truly proud to have grown up in such a caring area of the country."

The High Fives Foundation 8th Annual FAT Ski-A-Thon

Thanks to everyone who brought the flair by the Skida booth - we can't wait to see you next year!

Shop the High Fives Foundation x Skida Collab!

Collaboration cultivates creativity » Shop our 2019 High Fives Collection, featuring a tree-ring design by High Five's Gina Miele!

40% of proceeds go directly to the High Fives Foundation - yay!

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Donations for the FAT Ski-A-Thon will be accepted through March 31. Donate here.
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