The High Fives Foundation is Beard Team USA's first official charity! The organization is dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered life-altering injuries while pursuing their dreams in the winter action sports community.
This is the story of Roy Tuscany, the organization's founder:
“On April 29, 2006 I suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while training in Mammoth Mountain, CA, rendering my lower body paralyzed immediately after the accident. After having high hopes of becoming a world class professional skier, I then had to relearn everything in my life from the ground up. A truly life-altering experience, I eventually began making great progress. With the help of strong personalities, positivity, and high fives all around me, I stepped into skis and loaded the lift at Sugar Bowl for the first time in March of 2008. The encouragement and positivity I received during my recovery inspired me to start a foundation to help others with similar experiences.”