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Jimmy Beans Wool Supports the High Fives Foundation!

 Jimmy Beans Wool Supports High Fives!
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Jimmy Beans supports High Fives High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, based in Truckee, CA, became an official 501c.3 non-profit on January 19, 2010. Founded by Roy Tuscany, the Tahoe based organization is 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.
Roy suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while training in Mammoth, CA, rendering his lower body paralyzed immediately after the accident.

"After having high hopes of becoming a world class professional skier, I then had to relearn everything in my life from the ground up. A truly life-altering experience, I eventually began making great progress. With the help of strong personalities, positivity, and high fives all around me, I stepped into skis and loaded the lift at Sugar Bowl for the first time in March of 2008. The encouragement and positivity I received during my recovery inspired me to start a foundation to help others with similar experiences."

The High Fives Foundation has not only grown at a rate that exceeded all expectations, but has also successfully raised funds, secured alternative treatments and aided in the recovery of over 60 athletes so far. "It is a dream come true to help these people and many more. With that in mind, it is the mission of High Fives to continue to grow and become a nation-wide organization that effectively acts as an umbrella for those that participate (and get hurt) in the sports we love so dearly."

To learn more about the High Fives Foundation or find more ways to support them, please visit their website at
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How, you ask, did Jimmy Beans Wool (a yarn company) become involved with a foundation to improve the lives of those injured in winter sports related activities?
The Zanders have a passion not only for the needle arts; they have a passion for all things skiing.

Laura and Doug are also incredibly giving, and represent philanthropy as an integral part of their business in a myriad of ways. Another connection they have to the world of winter sports (well, sports in general) is their exuberant, talented, and athletic son Huck.
Having Huck enter into Doug and Laura's world of downhill skiing, heli-skiing, and other winter sports makes it that much more apparent how vital it is to have proper safety equipment protecting their little athlete.

You can help us support the High Fives Foundation by simply remaining the awesome customers you are:

Jimmy Beans wool will donate 5 cents from every order to the High Fives Foundation - thank you for helping us save a melon by buying yarn!
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