Virtual Walk Continues to Support Community

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Photo Courtesy of Clementine S.

Due to social distancing regulations, swag bags were distributed to cars at Hermosa Valley School.

Hermosa Valley and Hermosa View Schools raised a total of over $46,000 for education funds by donating to the Skechers Pier to Pier Friendship Walk this year. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Skechers Walk had to be virtual. But as in previous years thousands of people in the South Bay still donated to the virtual walk. 

The Skechers Walk is an awe-inspiring event, with thousands of people attending every year. 

“The walk is awesome, because [last year] I got to walk with friends and old teachers,” said Devin Busam, ambassador for the Skechers Teen Walk, and a student at Hermosa Valley.

“They can raise a lot of money for the schools,” Busam said. “And you can join my team.” His team raised $665.00 alone this year.

The Skechers Walk had a goal to raise $2 million for education foundations and the Friendship Foundation. The Friendship Foundation provides educational and practical support, and funds, to children with special needs.They nearly fulfilled the entire amount, raising $1,849,420. 

Due to social distancing regulations, swag bags were distributed to cars at Hermosa Valley School.

The walk began at Manhattan Beach Pier, and participants walked to and from Hermosa Beach Pier, a total of about 3.5 miles. The Skechers Walk didn’t just include walking; it also includes fun activities and swag bags! Although most of the activities had to be canceled, the bags were still available for pick-up at the Hermosa Valley campus with a drive through to meet health and safety regulations.