On August 29, 2017, the High Fives foundation hosted its 3rd Annual Colorado Charity Golf Tournament to great success. 120 individuals converged on the Vail Golf Club and raised $55,000 to promote the efforts of the Truckee, CA-based non-profit organization, which supports the dreams of mountain sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness and providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries.
Combined with fundraising totals at the organization’s charity golf events in Killington, VT and Tahoe, CA in 2017, High Fives has was able to raise over $100,000 as it enters its upcoming grant cycle in September—making this the largest grant cycle ever for the non-profit foundation.
Things kicked off with a bang at this year’s annual event in the Vail Valley. Before the start of the tournament, everyone turned their attention to the ninth fairway as a helicopter unloaded nearly 250 numbered golf balls from 30 feet in the air. Participants had pre-purchased the numbered balls in hopes that theirs would land closest to the hole. The contest was won by Brian Butts of Vail’s Evergreen Lodge, who generously donated half of his winnings back to the High Fives Foundation.
On August 29th, High Fives waived the flag in Colorado for our 3rd charity golf tournament of the year. Our community, board of directors, board of industry members, sponsors and staff, joined by activists of safety, came together to achieve our long term goal of using three golf tournament in 2017 to fund our largest grant cycle, coming up in the month of September. In total, the three tournaments held in California, Vermont & Colorado, raised over $100,000 for the Empowerment Fund! The $100,000 raised will support our largest grant cycle EVER, enabling Athletes that fit High Fives' mission all across North America! Full recap in bio ???? @vailrecdistrict #highfivesathlete
The day was marked by beautiful weather, smiles and people who believe in the simple power of a high five. “The High Fives Charity Golf Tournament is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Beth Pappas, Vail Recreation District Events and Partnerships Manager, “It’s amazing to see so many communities come together under one roof.”
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