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Squaw Valley Prom raises $35,000 for charity

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. - High Fives Non-Profit Foundation and CHARITYSMITH held the 9th Annual Squaw Valley Prom on Saturday, Feb. 23 at Squaw Valley's Olympic House. Nine hundred supporters purchased tickets and had the time of their lives with seven bars, six world-class DJs and sponsor promotions.

The Olympic House venue was packed with people who knew they were raising money and awareness for the High Fives Foundation and its mission of supporting athletes who suffer a life-altering injury while pursuing a winter action sports dream. Squaw Valley Prom raised $35,000 through ticket sales, with $13,000 donated to CHARITYSMITH: National Society of Memorial Funds. Originally a CHARITYSMITH event, the High Fives Foundation has run the Squaw Valley Prom the past four years.

"I've been to almost single Squaw Valley Prom and this year's event was by far the most fun. The music was amazing, the crowd was remarkably in touch with the 1990s theme and everyone was grinning ear-to-ear. I can't wait for next year!" said Kip Phelps, nine-time Squaw Valley Prom attendee.

This year's event was captured with the new GoPro HERO3 Black Edition camera. Check out the re-cap video on the High Fives Foundation's Vimeo Channel at vimeo.com/60537729.

KOSS DJ 200 Stereophones were the key ingredient to six DJs moving the crowd through 1990s tracks mixed and mashed up. Custom hats were sewn on site thanks to the creative masterminds at bigtruck Brand.

The 2013 Squaw Valley Prom was successful thanks to title sponsors: Squaw Valley; GoPro; KOSS Stereophones; presenting sponsor Red Bull; supporting sponsors Crux Events, Northwestern Mutual - Ryan Williams, Burton Snowboards, Coors Light, Volkl Skis, Dress the Part(y), bigtruck Brand, and Tito's Handmade Vodka.

About the 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. Formed as a way to "pay it forward" by the founder from his own recovery to help injured athletes, the Foundation has helped 40 athletes to date since its inception in 2009. Visit www.highfivesfoundation.org.

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Tahoe Daily Tribune Updated Feb 27, 2013 01:49PM Published Feb 27, 2013 01:47PM Copyright 2013 Tahoe Daily Tribune. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.