On Friday, October 17 the High Fives Foundation will premiere its latest B.A.S.I.C.S. (Being. Aware. Safe. In. Critical. Situations.) film documentary #KnowYourPark in Truckee, California. On top of the #KnowYourPark film, the screening will also feature two additional High Fives films, The Giray Dadali Story as well as The Cody Walker Story, two accounts of freeskiers recovering from severe injuries.
“#KnowYourPark is a public service announcement, filmed and edited in a documentary format to educate snow sport athletes of all ages about the inherent risks and rewards of skiing and riding within the terrain park. Five core values will be presented within the film: Know Your Protection, Know Your Conditions, Know Your Terrain Park Features, Know Your Ability and Know Your Etiquette,” states the High Fives Foundation in a recent press release (below).
The event will be very informative and aims to move the sport of freeskiing in a positive direction while promoting safe skiing habits. So, if you happen to be in northern California on Friday, do yourself a favor—check out the event and spread the awareness.
Press Release provided by the High Fives Foundation:
Truckee, California–Join the High Fives Foundation on Friday, October 17 for the world premiere of this year’s B.A.S.I.C.S. program service documentary #KnowYourPark. This movie premiere will also include two other High Fives original films, The Giray Dadali Story and The Cody Walker Story. Both Dadali and Walker are High Fives athletes featured in #KnowYourPark. Their individual athlete films will be shown preceding the feature film to give the audience a better understanding of their background and connection with High Fives.
California 89, an apparel and lifestyle goods shop located in Truckee, CA, will host the films in their backyard viewing area – one of North Tahoe’s most unique cinematic venues. We’re very excited to kick-off winter with the entire Tahoe snow-sports community with this special presentation brought to you by the High Fives Foundation, California 89, and POC.
Admission to the event is donation-based for all attendees. Doors will open at 7 p.m. with the first ever screening of #KnowYourPark at 8 p.m. on the back lawn viewing area of the California 89 store located in historic downtown Truckee, CA.
#KnowYourPark is a public service announcement, filmed and edited in a documentary format to educate snow sport athletes of all ages about the inherent risks and rewards of skiing and riding within the terrain park. Five core values will be presented within the film: Know Your Protection, Know Your Conditions, Know Your Terrain Park Features, Know Your Ability and Know Your Etiquette. These core values are the building blocks that will help to educated athletes and promote smart decision-making.
About The Giray Dadali Story
This short film highlights 22-year-old High Fives athlete and professional freeskier, Giray Dadali who was competing at the War of Rails event at Bear Mountain in March, 2013 when he overshot a landing on a jump and broke his sacrum and pelvis. He is now on his path of hard work and positivity to get back his life as a skier. He looks forward to continuing pursuing his dreams of skiing deep snow and fun terrain park features.
About The Cody Walker Story
The Cody Walker Story highlights the inspirational journey of Winter Empowerment athlete Cody Walker and his recovery from life-altering injuries he suffered while snowboarding on March 1, 2013 at Northstar California Resort. The High Fives Foundation has provided Cody with multiple grants for physical therapy at the University of Utah rehabilitation center and at Neuroworx.
Who: The High Fives Foundation, California 89, and POC
Why: To raise money and awareness for athletes that have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing a dream in the winter action sports community. Money raised supports a variety of High Fives Foundation endeavors such as the purchase of rehabilitative and adaptive equipment as well as funding for alternative healing and therapies.
What: World premiere of the High Fives Foundation’s B.A.S.I.C.S. documentary #KnowYourPark
When: Friday, October 17 – Doors: 7 p.m. – Showtime: 8 p.m.
Where: California 89 (Back Lawn) 11467 Brockway Road, Truckee, CA 96161 (530) 214-8989, Side Gate Entrance
Watch and share these #KnowYourPark previews
#KnowYourPark | Know Your Protection
#KnowYourPark | Know Your Conditions
#KnowYourPark | Know Your Etiquette
#KnowYourPark | Know Your Progression
#KnowYourPark | Know Your Features
Learn more about the B.A.S.I.C.S. program service at: www.basics.highfivesfoundation.org.