One for the Record Books: High Fives Non-Profit Breaks World Record with 9,325 High Fives

Posted By: The Ski Channel on December 2, 2011 6:15 pm (Tahoe City, CA) and the High Fives Non-Profit Foundation (Truckee, CA) recently attempted to break the world record for the most High Fives in a 24-hour period. With the help of 9, 325 people, they did it!

The historic, record-breaking attempt took place at various locations across San Francisco, including  the San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival at the Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, AT&T Ballpark, Fisherman’s Warf, the San Francisco Cowell Theater, and on the city streets. The High Fives Non-Profit Foundation, which aids injured winter sports athletes on their road to recovery, prides itself on hosting unique fundraising events. 

For this one, Co-Founder Roy Tuscany high-fived every attendee as they entered a given venue. Well over 2/3 of the high fives needed to break the record occurred at the San Francisco Ski & Snowboard Festival. The momentum carried throughout the night and the last two needed (to tie and to break the record) were recorded the following morning. At 10:51am, the 24-hour window to capture the record closed and the results were in: Roy Tuscany had successfully high-fived 9,325 different individuals!

This awesome feat could not have been possible without the help of, their staff, and all the volunteers and witnesses that were integral parts in making this record-breaking event an outstanding success. Congrats to all!