SKECHERS USA, Inc. today announced that it is teaming up with Kids Foot Locker to kick off the third annual SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk to raise funds for children with special needs and education on October 30, 2011. The star-studded lineup for this year's festivities include fitness expert Denise Austin as host, and guest speakers Dancing with the Stars host Brooke Burke and legendary Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda.
Check-in and Registration
Exhibitions and Fun Zone
Opening Ceremonies with celebrity hosts Brooke Burke, Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda and fitness expert Denise Austin.
Pier to Pier Walk
Stay for the World Famous Pumpkin Races
SKECHERS president Michael Greenberg and legendary Hall of Fame baseball manager Tommy Lasorda at the 2010 SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship walk. (Photo: Business Wire)
This year, the SKECHERS Foundation is expecting more than 5,000 people in attendance and anticipating raising more than $500,000 - thanks to the efforts of our generous sponsors, including the presenting sponsor Kids Foot Locker, our friends in the community, and many other local and national businesses. "We are proud of the amount we have raised this year and the past two years," began Michael Greenberg, president of SKECHERS. "But when you think about all the children in need, it just isn't enough. Working together, we will be able to give more and more children the chance to discover their strengths and passions, build caring relationships, and ultimately succeed."
Greenberg continued: "We are committed to supporting children with special needs and education. I believe that it is our obligation as parents, business leaders and residents of these amazing South Bay communities to help our schools during these tough times - and to provide assistance to wonderful organizations like The Friendship Circle, which touches the hearts of so many. To have such incredible icons like Denise, Brooke and Tommy as our ambassadors is huge for the walk - as parents, they've taken a personal interest in this cause, and we're deeply honored to have their support as they will bring attention to the plight of our schools as well as create more awareness of The Friendship Circle."
All of the celebrities share a long history with SKECHERS: both Brooke Burke and Denise Austin have supported the Company's fitness collections as celebrity endorsees in print and on television, and Tommy Lasorda has been a loyal friend of the brand, joined the Pier to Pier Walk's Board of Directors and attended the event every year.
"The SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is one of the greatest projects I have ever been involved with," stated Tommy Lasorda. "I hope we get more people involved because there is not much more rewarding than doing something for the community.�We need more people."
"My hope is that over time, others across the country can also develop walks like ours," added Greenberg. "That we can take this idea to hometowns where the schools and programs for children with special needs have been most compromised."
Traveling from the Manhattan Beach Pier to Hermosa Beach Pier and back, the 3.4-mile Pier to Pier Walk includes performances from local schools and activities for the entire family:
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