Friday, June 26, 2009

3000words Winners Announced

The event was filled with the framed art by (8) of Tahoe's Best Photographers who contributed there work to help raise money for three local non-profits; CHARITYSMITH(, BIKING FOR A BETTER WORLD (, and HIGH FIVES ( The photos were silent auctioned off as the people attending the event bid on their favorite photos and at the same time voted on the photos in the 3000words Photo Contest. The people attending were viewing the art and deciding which one best fit the three categories; PEOPLE, WINTER and HUMAN POWER.  At the end of the night, Kevin Kline's Photo of a  Monk outside his Temple won for HUMAN POWER, Court Leve's Photo of Seth Westcott in Alaska won for WINTER, and the most colorful picture of the night; Ryan Salms photo of a warrior won for PEOPLE. This event was a huge hit; Dj One.Truest and King o'Hearts provided beats for the entire evening of dancing, drinking, and high fives! Bar of America was a great host for the event, and everyone be ready for next year as we plan to make this an annual event.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Longballz High Fives Softball part. 2

High Fives Get's up to Get down!

Post game shananagan's.  Team celebration.

The Longballz High Fives!!

Jakes and Longballz

Nikki's a High Fiver all the way!

Longballz High Fives Softball part. 1

High Fives was fully represented last night by the Longballz Softball team of Tahoe City.  Playing Jakes On the Lake the Longballz High Five'd to a 26-5 victory!  Highlights of the game came from the Longballz's hot double plays, homeruns from Ralph Backstrom and others, and to top it off a cameo At-Bat from Roy Tunscany driving one for a single and racing down the first base line to be called safe!

Check out the pics below to see the action and High Fives both at and post game at the Pete N Peter's afterparty.

High Fives represented on the field.  Jeff, Niel, Adam and Ralph turn'n plays.

Niel excited about his new mullet steez.  

High Fives ladies represent.  Nikki and JP warming up.

Alicia, Mary-Kate, and Ashley...even celebrities can't stay away.

Niel and Ben preparing for the game sporting their new mullets.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Photography and Philanthropy Come Together

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.