High Fives co-founder is working at Vermont North Ski Shop this entire Holiday season come see him for details on the foundation.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Meathead Films Unveils Wild Stallions Ski Movie
TRUCKEE, CA - Award winning Meathead Films has released the DVD for their latest ski film project, Wild Stallions, presented by Subaru of New England. A public movie premiere in conjunction with High Fives Non-Profit Foundation will be held at 50/50 Brewing Company (fiftyfiftybrewing.com) on Thursday November 19 at 9:00pm. Admission is a $5 donation to the High Fives Athlete Endowment Fund, with all ages welcomed.
The screening will also include free giveaways, a raffle with hundreds of dollars worth of prizes, and an actions sports movie that will excite people for the upcoming ski season. Merchandise from Meathead Films sponsors as well as prizes from UVM, Trew Clothing, Orage Clothingand Unofficialsquaw.com will be up for grabs. The night will also feature a vast gathering of Lake Tahoe-based UVM alumni to enjoy the first ever CA premiere by Meathead Films. DJ Silver Boom-Box Thief will provide music following the movie.
Wild Stallions was filmed exclusively in the Eastern U.S. and Canada while following the region's most talented freeskiing athletes to spectacular terrain throughout various resorts, urban areas, and rare backcountry locations including cat skiing in the Chic Choc Mountains. What the East lacks in vertical drop, Meathead Films makes up for in unveiling tight tree skiing, deep powder, unique jump sites, creative urban terrain, and of course, die hard locals.
Filmed in High Definition, 16mm, and Super 8mm film formats, Wild Stallions is truly a unique mix of visual mediums. Last year's offering from Meathead Films, Head For the Hills, won the category for "Best Jib" at Powder Magazine's Video Awards. This event is considered to be the Academy Awards of the ski film world and Wild Stallions is sure to stir up similar excitement in the industry.
Boasting one of the largest movie tours in the game, Wild Stallions will premiere at over 60 stops and returned as a feature presentation at the 3rd annual International Freeskiing Film Festival (IF3) in Montreal on September 18. A complete list of tour stop locations and dates are available on MeatheadFilms.com.
The DVD will be distributed in the U.S., Canada, Japan, and the U.K. by VAS Entertainment, the world's largest action sports distributor. Content from Wild Stallions will be broadcasted to millions on RSN, an ESPN affiliate, as well as The Ski Channel, an on-demand network carried by Comcast and Time Warner. The movie trailer for Wild Stallions can be viewed on MeatheadFilms.com, as well as the entirely new SkiTheEast.net community website.
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Saturday, October 24, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
Mountain Forge Inc. 10950 Industrial Way Bldg. A1 Truckee, CA 96161
Operations Manager; website: www.mtnforge.com email: info@mtnforge phone:530 550 0511 fax: 530 550 0517 direct: 530.562.4270
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation Po Box 3212 Truckee, CA 96160
CO-Founder; website: www.highfivesfoundation.org email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 802.522.9838
Smith Optics California Team/Promotions Manager
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
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Friday, June 26, 2009
Friday, June 12, 2009
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Come support three of the most interesting and inspiring charity efforts in the Tahoe area. On Wednesday, June 24, from 6 pm-12am, Bar of America will host a fundraiser to benefit CHARITYSMITH: National Society of Memorial Funds, High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, and Biking for a Better World. The event, "3000 Words," will include a cocktail hour, dinner, silent auction and photo contest showcasing several local photographers. The photographers will be competing for the best photo in each of three categories representing the charities. Following the dinner, there will be a raffle with many great prizes including season passes to local ski areas, gear, and vouchers from local businesses. Raffle tickets will be sold to the public for $5 at the door. Dinner tickets are limited.
Don't miss this chance to support local artists and philanthropists in the Tahoe community.
The following are the mission statements of the three non-profit organizations hosting this event...
CHARITYSMITH Nonprofit Foundation is committed to the creation and management of memorial funds. For those who feel inspired to do so, CHARITYSMITH offers a simple and expedient pathway to the creation of memorials in memory of loved ones. By contributing to the lives of others, we remember and honor the lives of those who have passed.
At Biking for a Better World, we see riding a bicycle as an empowering, enjoyable activity, understood universally and practiced throughout the entire world. We strive to transform the very act of pedaling into a force to make the world a better place.
High Fives Non-Profit Foundation raises money for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing a dream in the winter action sports community.
Monday, May 11, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
I had pretty much been looking forward to TRAINS since I heard about it, actually more so since last year when they didnt have a girls category. It really cant be anything but fun when you put an innovative setup, creative format, a bunch of friends, music, food, and SUN together in one event. JP delivered both by building a sweet setup with the snow conditions he had to work with and collaborating with the athletes' input. I was really into the format this year because it didnt feel like a competition at all, rather it reflected a normal day out skiing with the buddies; watching everyone kill it and also getting support to push myself as well.
Unfortunately, about halfway through the individual jam, I landed a little too far down for my knee to handle, which ended my day competing as well as my season. It's really unfortunate, but at the same time it has brought forth to me what High Fives is all about. Injuries suck, and after being fresh off a previous injury it's the last thing I want to go through. Having support makes it ten times better to deal with. Roy has been super supportive already and I think with his inspiration and cause, the High Fives foundation is one of the best things going in Tahoe.
I saw Roy take some turns on Friday and it was fricken awesome.
Saturday, May 2, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Trent Palmer of Stonebrokfilms has put together another masterpiece, a 5 minute edit of the event; TRAINS. Please follow the link below to witness the great day, broken down into 5 minutes of video magic. Please check out Trent's site www.stonebrokefilms.com to buy a copy of his movie ALONE.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Coming from the point of view of a long time competitor, high fives is probably the most progressive competition of its kind. The standard of excellence from skiing, organization, and just flat out fun will continue to out-do itself year after year. We've all heard the expression "if you ain't first, your last"! Well, in this competition they both meant the same thing. It didn't matter how well you did, because of the spirit and support each athlete dedicated.
As one of the older athletes competing in High Fives, I am thrilled to watch this foundation grow as a whole and continue to lift the standard of freeskiing! Congrats to all !!
High Fives (where excellence is average)