THE ANGELS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll returned to the seashore and broke new information, elevating greater than $2.6 million for kids with particular wants and training. With roughly 17,000 individuals, the occasion was supported by Presenting Sponsor Kinecta Federal Credit score Union in addition to over 100 different beneficiant companies and companions, and featured appearances by Sugar Ray Leonard, Brooke Burke, and Meb Keflezighi, plus stay performances by Younger Selena singer Madison Taylor Baez, Dance Mothers’ GiaNia Paolantonio and He’s All That actor Gabe DeGuzman.
“The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll is about elevating a lot wanted funds for kids with particular wants and training, however in the present day was an occasion like no different—listening to concerning the influence of the enjoyment on the faces of so many family and friends once more, it moved me and really introduced residence why now we have this annual occasion,” started Michael Greenberg, co-founder of the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll. “Over the previous 12 months, our youngsters have change into extra modern, artistic and decided. I actually really feel like they’ve taken a web page from our playbook on the way to thrive by something, the identical manner we’ve vowed to enhance their lives by the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll.”
Mr. Greenberg continued: “Big due to Kinecta, all of our beneficiant sponsors, our celebrities and hundreds of individuals. Their sponsorship, contribution and enthusiasm illustrate each a giving spirit and the way a lot they consider, like I do, that our future rests within the fingers of those vibrant youngsters—we simply want to offer the assets to allow them to be all they will.”
“It was such an honor to participate on this unbelievable Stroll—I linked with it very personally,” added four-time Olympian and Boston and New York Metropolis Marathon Champion Meb Keflezighi. “After I first got here to America as a baby, it was at college the place I grew to become a aggressive runner—and people early days of coaching and racing have impressed each a part of my life and have given me alternatives past my biggest desires. By funding athletics, actions, golf equipment, courses, lecturers and services for all of those youngsters on the Friendship Basis and faculties, we’re giving this complete era an opportunity to see how massive their lives can actually be.”
“The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll’s funds have helped rework the Friendship Basis from a devoted group membership to a world-class group that’s redefining potentialities for kids with particular wants,” stated Yossi Mintz, govt director of Friendship Basis. “We’re serving to in so some ways—from zoom friends and friendship golf equipment at over 40 faculties which buddies up college students with particular must mainstream them with youngsters on campus, to in style in-person golf equipment, enrichment courses, sporting occasions and our upcoming Friendship Basis Campus which can break floor early subsequent 12 months with plans to open in 2023. All mixed, we’re on the cusp of an excellent new chapter for kids and younger adults with particular must get an training and job coaching in order that they could be a a part of the workforce of our nice nation. We’re grateful for the way a lot the Stroll has impressed different youngsters to welcome these fantastic youngsters into their lives.”
Traditionally California’s largest occasion for kids with particular wants and training, the three.5-mile Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll has raised greater than $17 million up to now for public faculties, scholarships and the Friendship Basis—with roughly 17,000 registrants this 12 months.
Donations from the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll assist The Friendship Basis and training foundations for public faculties. The Friendship Basis provides youngsters with particular wants one-on-one peer visits and social leisure actions, from on-line gatherings to summer season camps, sporting occasion outings and courses corresponding to music, yoga, cooking, artwork and drama. The occasion additionally helps improve faculties, cut back class sizes, replace labs, libraries and services in addition to shield lecturers’ jobs. This 12 months, the Skechers Basis’s nationwide scholarship program will donate a portion of the proceeds to college students with monetary want and confirmed excellence in teachers, athletics and management, and has awarded $620,000 up to now.
The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll thanks its Presenting Sponsor Kinecta Federal Credit score Union, and all of its beneficiant sponsors, together with The CET Basis, Nickelodeon, Metal Sports activities, Metal Companions, McCarthy Constructing Firms, Vertra, Dakine, Dreamworks Animation, The MBS Group, Continental Improvement, United Legwear & Attire, Chevron, Moose Toys, Petco Love, Ross Shops, simplehuman and lots of extra corporations who’ve helped us assist, educate and encourage a era of youngsters.
To look at this 12 months’s Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll and study extra concerning the occasion, please go to skechersfriendshipwalk.com or YouTube, and comply with the Stroll on Fb, Instagram, and Twitter.
About Skechers Basis
The Skechers Basis was established to offer households world wide with the requirements and abilities to achieve life. Along with organizing the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Stroll, the Skechers Basis funds tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that present training and job coaching, footwear, clothes, health and diet steering to communities in want.
About SKECHERS USA, Inc.
Skechers (NYSE: SKX), The Consolation Expertise Firm primarily based in Southern California, designs, develops and markets a various vary of way of life and efficiency footwear, attire and equipment for males, girls and youngsters. The Firm’s collections can be found in the US and over 170 international locations and territories through division and specialty shops, and direct to customers by 4,057 Firm- and third-party-owned retail shops and e-commerce web sites. The Firm manages its worldwide enterprise by a community of worldwide distributors, three way partnership companions in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, Europe and Latin America. For extra data, please go to about.skechers.com and comply with us on Fb, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.
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