09 Mar Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk Raises $1.6 M For Children
On Thursday, March 2, Skechers president, Michael Greenberg was joined by over 150 people including celebrities, corporate sponsors, city leaders, school officials, and education foundation representatives to celebrate The Skechers Friendship Walk; California’s largest charity event supporting children with special needs and education.
Skechers celebrated the success of the eighth annual Walk with a check presentation ceremony at the Shade Hotel in Redondo Beach. The Skechers Foundation presented $914,000 to six education foundations and $434,000 to The Friendship Foundation – a non-profit organization that assists children with special needs and their families.
The Foundation also announced plans to expand its scholarship program four-fold in 2017, awarding $100,000 to high school students in need nationwide.
To date, the Walk has united over 54,000 participants and has raised over $7 million to support The Friendship Foundation – as well as educational foundations that are committed to bettering the school system by saving jobs of teachers, retaining vital academic programs, maintaining smaller class sizes, improving libraries and upgrading school technology. The Walk is an extension of the Skechers Foundation.
The 2016 Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship walk raised over $1.6 million. Those receiving checks include the Friendship Foundation, $434,000; El Segundo Ed Foundation, $105,000; Hermosa Beach Ed Foundation, $130,000; Manhattan Beach Ed Foundation, $130,000; Peninsula Ed Foundation, $240,000; Redondo Beach Ed Foundation, $151,000; and Torrance Ed Foundation, $158,000.