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The mission of the High 5ive Foundation is to improve the quality of life for all people with varying disabilities through raising public awareness and inspiring individuals toward achieving personal goals which at one time seemed unattainable. Established in 2008, the High 5ive Foundation is a 501(c)3 public charity which prides itself in unique fundraising opportunities. Through various fundraising activities such as our golf outing, High 5ive supports many organizations including Special Olympics MichiganChildren’s Miracle NetworkSparrow Children’s CenterCystic Fibrosis Foundation, and Orchard’s Children’s Services.


Stanton teams up with Taylor Haugen Foundation to outfit Harrison HS football team with protective gear

With five high school players having died this season so far, Drew Stanton stepped forward to show support for young players and families to make sure they understand the importance of being educated on how to play and stay better protected against internal injuries. Stanton, felt so touched and moved by the death of Taylor Haugen in 2008 and what his family has done as a result of the death of their only child, that he connected with Brian and Kathy Haugen a few weeks ago to have the Taylor Haugen Foundation outfit his entire high school team in Farmington Hills, MI where he attended school.

On Tuesday, October 13, Stanton talked to the Harrison High School football team about the importance of staying in the game and being better protected. In addition, the Haugen’s were on hand to share their story about what happened to their son in 2008, the creation of their foundation to educate and equip middle and high school players across the country on protecting against internal injuries. Michigan is the 8th state the foundation has outfitted with nearly 3,000 secondary school players now being better protected while playing football. For more information visit the Taylor Haugen Foundation.

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Stanton selected as 2015 recipient of the Special Olympics Michigan (SOMI) Joe Falls Award

On Friday, October 9, the High 5ive Foundation was presented the Joe Falls Inspiration Award at the annual Special Olympics Inspire Greatness Gala at the Westin Book Cadillac in Detroit. Stanton’s parents, Gaylord and Chris Stanton, were on hand to accept the award on behalf of Drew and his wife Kristen.

The Joe Falls Award is an annual award established to recognize an individual(s) involved with Special Olympics Michigan who has had a historic and dramatic impact on the program. This recipient(s) also represents the spirit and ideals of Special Olympics and Joe Falls through their dedication, inspiration and determination.

Stanton first got involved with Special Olympics Michigan as a student/athlete at Michigan State University. Since 2008, Stanton’s High 5ive Foundation has financially supported the State Summer and State Winter Games and donated clothing, uniforms and equipment to eight area programs. Drew and his wife Kristen have also volunteered at numerous state events and Polar Plunges over the years.

SOMI Joe Falls Inspiration Award Honoree video




The 2015 High 5ive Foundation Golf Outing & Dinner took place on June 12th at Hawk Hollow Golf Course and raised nearly $70,000 to benefit Special Olympics Michigan, Children’s Miracle Network and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation!

Thank you to all of our sponsors and participants for your continued support!

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For more information or future sponsorship opportunities contact:

Kim Doverspike

 High 5ive Foundation:  (313) 643-0474



With 8 starts in 2014 Drew Stanton helped lead the Arizona Cardinals to a 11-5 record and a playoff berth.