High Fives Foundation to host retro shred-a-thon at Copper Mountain and other resorts | SummitDaily.com

High Fives Foundation to host retro shred-a-thon at Copper Mountain and other resorts

Top prize goes to skier who records the most vertical feet

The High Fives Foundation, a nonprofit organization committed to athlete rehabilitation, will host its sixth annual retro shred-a-thon on Sunday, April 18, at Copper Mountain Resort.

The Copper event is the foundation’s final shred-a-thon of the winter and features throwback outfits.The events contribute to more than 20% of the foundation’s annual income as proceeds go directly to program services that enable injured athletes to get back to the sport.

Due to the event’s COVID-19 precautions, the shred-a-thon will allow participants to ski at Copper or any other ski resort. The participant with the most vertical feet will receive a prize pack of skis, bindings and boots provided by Marker, Dalbello and Volkl.

Athletes who take part and raise more than $100 prior to the event will receive “experience boxes” that include a commemorative T-shirt, sweatshirt and ski mask. Those who raise more than $2,500 will be entered into a drawing for a Big Agnes or Yeti prize package. Other prizes include items from Ride Snowboards, Outdoor Technology, Rumpl and New Balance.

The awards ceremony will be held virtually at 6 p.m. April 18. For more information, including on how to register or donate, visit RetroShred.HighFivesFoundation.com.

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