High Fives x Rome x The Alchemist

Vermont Born, Mountain Brewed: The Alchemist, Rome SDS and The High Fives Foundation.
Born out of the small town of Waterbury, VT comes a collaboration of three entities that have called Waterbury, VT home for years. High Fives Foundation founder Roy Tuscany was born and raised in the town that is not only headquarters for Rome SDS, but also the original Alchemist Brewery-- where it cans the world-renowned Heady Topper. These three companies have come together in an effort to show how the power of community support can benefit outdoor athletes that suffer life-altering injuries.

In 2001, Rome Snowboard Design Syndicate was founded in a repurposed barn on the edge of town in Waterbury, VT. The proximity to multiple resorts within a 30-minute drive made the town an obvious choice. Most days in the winter, you'll catch a majority of the employees in the lineup at Stowe at 8am. The opportunity to rip a couple laps before work keeps everything in perspective for us.

Back in the early days of Rome, when late nights working on multiple projects with a small crew was the norm, we would often take a break and head to the Alchemist pub in town. "Grabbing a beer, some dinner and shooting some pool was a great way to recharge the batteries before heading back to the office for the night shift" recalls art director Michael Paddock. "Safe to say, the Alchemist had more to do with some of our early projects than they realized."

Rome SDS worked with the Alchemist to create a unique graphic on one of Rome's award-winning snowboards; the Blur. Limited to 15 boards, these hand-numbered decks will only be available through special raffles to benefit the High Fives Foundation.

What:
A Limited Edition Rome SDS x Alchemist Blur 159

How:
Raffle tickets will be available at check out at the Alchemist Brewery in Stowe, VT starting on Tuesday, December 19th. Tickets cost $5 for one, $20 for five, and $100 for thirty.

When:
There will be 3 separate raffles throughout the winter months, with drawings on January 16th, February 19th and March 20th. Winners will be notified via the Alchemist Facebook (@alchemistbeer) and Instagram (@alch3mistb33r) pages. Winner will have 7 days to contact the brewery to claim their prize.

Where:
Raffle tickets can be purchased at checkout at the Alchemist Brewery in Stowe VT during normal business hours, starting on Tuesday, December 19th. Cash or credit will be accepted.

Why:
To raise money for the High Fives Foundation. The High Fives Foundation is a Tahoe-based, national 501.c.3 non-profit organization. The High Fives Foundation supports the dreams of mountain action sports athletes by raising injury prevention awareness while providing resources and inspiration to those who suffer life-altering injuries. Formed as a way to “pay-it-forward” by the founder from his own recovery to help injured athletes, the Foundation has helped 167 athletes from 31 to date since its inception in 2009. For more information visit www.highfivesfoundation.com

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