The Skechers Foundation celebrated on Thursday raising more than $2 million through its annual Pier to Pier Friendship Walk, which was held last year in October.
Checks totaling more than $1 million were split between six different education foundations during a reception held at the Shade Hotel in Manhattan Beach, Calif., where the footwear brand has its headquarters. In addition, a check for nearly $600,000 was presented to the Friendship Foundation, a non-profit group that helps children with special needs. The brand added that it would continue its college scholarship program for the third year in a row.
The check is the largest amount to date that the foundation has cut. The foundation’s contributions now total over $11 million since the Skecher’s launched its Manhattan Beach walk-a-thon back in 2009.
The Skechers Foundation presents a check to the Friendship Foundation.
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“Since its start, the Walk has raised an incredible $11 million for our kids — and it’s all because of the tens of thousands of walkers, donors and sponsors who have believed in our event as passionately as we believe in our children,” said Michael Greenberg, president of Skechers, in an announcement.
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