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CR Johnson benefit birthday raft trip announced

The CR Johnson Healing Center, the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and IRIE Rafting Co. present the CR Johnson Birthday Rafting Trip, Friday, Aug. 10. The day will begin at the IRIE Rafting Co. headquarters (11253 Brockway Road, Ste. 103, Truckee at The Rock) at 8:30 a.m. and conclude in the afternoon at the CR Johnson Healing Center (10775 Pioneer Trail, Ste. 108, Truckee).

The day will include a Class II-III+ whitewater rafting trip on the lower Truckee River (Boca to Floriston) followed by a catered lunch from Full Belly Deli at the CR Johnson Healing Center.

Local professional skier CR Johnson was born on Aug. 10, 1983 and enjoyed an amazing career in the freeskiing community until his passing on Feb. 24, 2010. His incredible energy led to a legacy of positivity and a sense of community embodied in the CR Johnson Healing Center.

“It is amazing working with the High Fives Foundation to put together this awesome rafting trip to honor and carry on the legacy of our fallen friend CR,” said Frank Wohlfahrt, owner of IRIE Rafting Co.

Cost is $69 for adults, $64 children 14 and under. Tickets are available at www.raftirie.com or 530-582-4900. Proceeds to benefit the High Fives Foundation – CR Johnson Healing Center.

About CR Johnson Healing Center

The CR Johnson Healing Center is a program service of the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation that provides resources for athletes in recovery from sport-related injuries. Resources include: physical therapy, acupuncture, massage, personal training and more. Visit www.crjohnson.org.

About High Fives Non-Profit Foundation

High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based 501.c.3 non-profit 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. Visit www.highfivesfoundation.org.

About IRIE Rafting Co.

From the Lower Truckee Gorge to the Middle Fork of the American, they’ve got the whitewater rafting trip to suit your style and your budget. Half-day Class III trip on the Truckee River with the family? No problem. Multi-day wilderness trip on the Carson River? Done. Full-day Class IV on the American River with the girls or boys? What are you waiting for? Visit www.raftirie.com.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Jul 16, 2012 05:56PM Published Jul 16, 2012 05:52PM Copyright 2012 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.