Woodward Tahoe has once again teamed up with the High Fives Foundation for the fifth week of its popular action sport camps. The partnership is part of a concerted effort from both sides to raise money to support injured (winter) action sports athletes and promote the advancement of action sports in a safe and progressive manner.

Moving forward, Woodward Tahoe will donate $50 to High Fives Foundation for every camper who registers for the fifth week of camp, which runs from July 14-20, 2013. Registration is now open for campers interested joining guest coaches Ian Compton (of the Traveling Circus) and Cody LaPlante (the youngest skier to land a double flat-spin) at the High Fives Foundation week at http://www.woodwardtahoe.com.

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, which is designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching that 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. Ambassadors from the High Fives Foundation will also be on hand during week five of camp to work with the children and further convey the basic principles and best practices of training in a safe manner.

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The High Fives Foundation, based in Truckee, CA, is an official 501(c)(3) non-profit dedicated to raising money and awareness for athletes that 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 43 athletes. It is the mission of the High Fives Foundation to continue to grow and become a nation-wide organization that effectively acts as an umbrella for those that participate in the winter sports they love so dearly.

Woodward Tahoe is the newest addition to the internationally acclaimed Camp Woodward training facilities & 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 & 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 & 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.

“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 to that level 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, Colorado; 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:

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 43 athletes to date since its inception in 2009. For more information visit www.highfivesfoundation.org


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