Skechers beach cities pier-to-pier walk Sunday biggest charity event in California
California’s largest charity event kicks off Sunday at the Manhattan Beach Pier for the seventh annual Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk. More than 12,000 people will unite to support education and children with special needs.
Before the walk starts at 9 a.m., a special performance will take place by the Los Angeles Clippers Dance Team. Participants at the annual event walk south to the Hermosa Beach Pier, then return to the Manhattan Beach Pier. The total duration of the walk is about 3.5 miles.
Various celebrities plan to attend, including Brooke Burke-Charvet, Sugar Ray Leonard, Denise Austin and stars from Nickelodeon, Disney and ABC.
Since its inception in 2009, more than $4 million has been raised for The Friendship Circle, a nonprofit that assists children with special needs and their families, as well as local education foundations. The funds raised have been used to implement free programs at The Friendship Circle and helped save teachers’ jobs, preserve academic programs, and enhance libraries and school technology. This year the event is on track to raise $1.2 million.
For details about registration and fees, visit skechersfriendshipwalk.com/. For more information about The Friendship Circle, visit gotfriends.com/.