Arcade Belts and the High Fives Foundation Present the SKINNY Ski-A-Thon

An all day fundraiser to benefit the High Fives Foundation - Scheduled for April 1, 2013

(Truckee, Calif.) – April 1, 2013 Squaw Valley (Olympic Valley, CA) will host the SKINNY Ski-A-Thon from 9am-4pm. Participants will complete as many laps on the KT-22 lift as possible on “skinny” skis with a waist of 70 millimeters or less. In just over a week skiers and riders will hit the slopes at Squaw Valley for a fun day outdoors in the name of philanthropy. They will raise money for each completed lap and also gather flat donations with proceeds going to the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation. Join the event by individually registering, registering a team or sponsoring someone today at pledge.highfivesfoundation.org.

“Arcade Belts is stoked to once again work with the High Fives Foundation on this awesome event. I always have such a blast rocking out with our friends in silly outfits and sporting skinny skis while raising money for the Foundation. This is easily my favorite event of the year!” Tristan Queen – Arcade Belts

One avenue in which the High Fives Foundation procures funding for its three program services is through laid back and entertaining events such as the SKINNY Ski-A-Thon. High Fives takes pride in putting the word “FUN” in fundraising and the ultimate goal of these events is to continue the positive direction of healing, health and happiness inherent in the Foundation’s mission.

This year’s SKINNY Ski-A-Thon is the third year in a row for the fantastic, philanthropic event. For a taste of what’s to come, check out the video from the 2012 event on the High Fives Foundation’s Vimeo channel: vimeo.com/39617055. The SKINNY Ski-A-Thon is FREE to participate, although a lift ticket is required. Don’t delay, register today at pledge.highfivesfoundation.org.

The High Fives Foundation partners with like minded companies to further increase fundraising while increasing awareness for athletes that suffer a life altering injury in the winter sports community. It is with great appreciation that the SKINNY Ski-A-Thon is presented by Arcade Belts and is supported by Wells Fargo, K2 Skis, GoPro, SnoCru, Squaw Valley, Justin’s, Cabot Cheese, Pop Chips, Smith Optics, Vermont Peanut Butter Co. and Fireside Pizza Co.

SKINNY Ski-A-Thon Schedule (Monday, April 1, 2013):

8:00am-9:00am Meet at Wildflour Baking Co. (Squaw Valley) for registration for SKINNY Ski-A-Thon

9:00am Load KT-22 chairlift and start SKINNY Ski-A-Thon

4:00pm End SKINNY Ski-A-Thon - awards to follow in Le Chamois (Loft Bar) at Squaw Valley

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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 42 athletes to date since its inception in 2009, more information visit http://www.highfivesfoundation.org

About Arcade Apparel:

Birthed from our refusal to wear products whose design is completely divorced from the way we use our equipment. ARCADE engineers belts for athletes. http://www.arcadeapparel.com

Downloadable pledge form: http://www.pledge.highfivesfoundation.org


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