Social Projects

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Social Projects

We want to support people to achieve self-determination, experience purpose and success. Therefore, every donation is about expressing our appreciation and creating opportunities for self-help. We pay special attention to our region and promote and support local associations, aid organizations and projects long-term, over several years. It is important to us to make a local contribution to society and to be a reliable partner. We deliberately go public only with selected projects and when it creates true benefit for them. One example are our friends at the High Fives Foundation, who are enabling people to find back their way into sports in a remarkable manner.

High Fives Foundation

On April 29, 2006, Roy Tuscany suffered a devastating spinal cord injury while skiing at Mammoth Mountain, leaving his lower body paralyzed immediately after the accident. Instead of pursuing a career as a professional skier, he now had to learn everything from scratch. Because of his positive attitude, he made tremendous progress and was back on skis once again in March 2008. The encouragement and positivity he received during his recovery inspired him to create a foundation to help others in similar situations. The High Five Non-Profit Foundation, based in Truckee, California, has supported the recovery of 196 athletes from 31 countries.

Partnerships

LEKI has developed the Wanderfreund High Fives Walking Pole to support the High Five Foundation. This three-part aluminum pole is equipped with a cork grip, speed lock and a rubber buffer on a trekking tip. LEKI donates five percent of every Wanderfreund High Fives Walking Pole sold to the High Five Foundation.