The SKECHERS Foundation plans to raise over $1.5 million to support children with special needs and education at its ninth annual "SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk" on October 29. The 3.4-mile route will begin at the Manhattan Beach Pier at 8 a.m., where participants will walk to the Hermosa Beach Pier and back.
The walk is presented by sponsor Nickelodeon and media sponsor NBC4 Southern California, the Manhattan Beach event will feature entertainment, sport, and fitness celebrities including NBC4 Anchors Michael Brownlee and Carolyn Johnson, Sugar Ray Leonard, Brooke Burke-Charvet, Tommy Lasorda, and Denise Austin.
Since 2009, the SKECHERS Pier to Pier Friendship Walk has educated and inspired thousands to support children with special needs and education, and is a primary source of funding for The Friendship Foundation, which assists children with special needs and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational programming.
Additionally, this year's walk will include special performances by NBC’s Little Big Shots’ Kieran Tamondong; America’s Got Talent duo Artyon and Paige; Nickelodeon star Ciara Wilson and dance sensation Larsen Thompson.
For more information and to register, visit skechersfriendshipwalk.com.
The SKECHERS Foundation gives $100,000 in annual scholarships to children, awarding students who have shown financial need and academic, athletic and leadership excellence.