The Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk rallies thousands every October for a fun-filled celebration at the beach, where families and friends gather to walk from Manhattan Beach Pier to Hermosa Beach Pier and back in support of our children. Since 2009, the event has raised more than $13 million to support the Friendship Foundation and public education.
The Friendship Foundation assists children with special needs and their families through one-on-one peer mentoring and social recreational activities such as summer camps, outings, sporting events and a variety of classes that include music, yoga, cooking, art and drama.
Through donations, public education foundations retain vital academic programs, maintain smaller classrooms, improve libraries and upgrade school technology. The Walk also funds the Skechers Foundation’s annual scholarship program, which will donate $100,000 to deserving students across the country in 2020.
Co-produced by the Skechers Foundation and the Friendship Foundation, the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk is supported by presenting sponsor Nickelodeon, media sponsor NBC4 Southern California, dozens of dedicated corporations and passionate citizens throughout our community.