High Five to High Fives Foundation!
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.”