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June 25, 2012
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Woodward Tahoe to partner with High Fives Foundation

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Woodward Tahoe at Boreal Mountain Resort recently announced it has partnered with the High Fives Foundation for the fourth week of its action sport camps. The partnership is part of a concerted effort from both sides to raise money to support injured action sports enthusiasts and promote the advancement of action sports in a safe and progressive manner. Moving forward, Woodward Tahoe will donate $100 to the Foundation for every camper who registers for the fourth week of camp, which runs from July 1-7, 2012.-

The High Fives Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. Since its inception, the organization has successfully raised funds, secured alternative treatments and aided in the recovery of more than 26 athletes. It is the mission of the High Fives Foundation to continue to grow and become a nationwide organization that effectively acts as an umbrella for those who participate in the winter sports.

Woodward Tahoe, an American Camp Association member, is the newest addition to the internationally acclaimed Camp Woodward training facilities and youth camps, which have provided training grounds and inspiration for generations of action sports and Olympic athletes throughout the U.S. and abroad. Woodward Tahoe summer camps are open to boys and girls ages 7-20 for full week-long camp sessions or individual instruction drop-in sessions. The camps will provide skate, BMX, cheer, dryland skiing and snowboarding campers the opportunity to train indoors in a brand new 33,000-square foot facility, and allow ski and snowboard campers to train on real snow. Woodward Tahoe will also be home to many professional athletes who visit the facility to train or to lead instructional programs for students.

The partnership is a natural fit for both parties. In addition to supporting injured athletes, the High Fives Foundation strongly advocates injury prevention through its B.A.S.I.C.S. Program Service, which is designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching and encourages action sports participants to start simple and work their way up. This program is directly aligned with Woodward’s objective of achieving action sport greatness in a safe and progressive environment.- High Fives Foundation ambassadors, including Ian Compton (one of three headlining coaches), will also be on hand during week four of camp to work with the children and further convey the basic principles and best practices of training in a safe manner.-

“Many people just see the crazy stuff athletes are doing on TV or on the X Games, but don’t realize the time and energy it took to get to that level,” said Jon Slaughter, Woodward Tahoe’s marketing director. “We want to join the High Fives Foundation in teaching our campers and all action sports enthusiasts that they can be just like those guys, but if they want to make it that far they need to be safe and always start with the B.A.S.I.C.S..”-


About Camp Woodward

Founded in 1970 in rural central Pennsylvania, Camp Woodward facilities host thousands of aspiring and professional action sports, gymnastics and cheer athletes from around the world, including current and future Olympians. The company recently expanded its properties to include training facilities for surfing, snowboarding and skiing, including Woodward Tahoe and Woodward at Copper Mountain, Colo.; summer camps at Woodward West in Southern California; and Woodward Beijing outside of Beijing, China. For more information on Camp Woodward, please visit www.campwoodward.com.


About the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 nonprofit organization dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes who have suffered a life-altering injury while pursuing their dream in the winter action sports community. For more information on the High Fives Foundation, please visit www.highfivesfoundation.org.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jun 25, 2012 02:38PM Published Jun 25, 2012 02:36PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.