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Walk for the Wild Presented by Skechers Raises More Than $261K for the Los Angeles Zoo and the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

Funds to Support Global Conservation Initiatives and Other Meaningful Programs at the Los Angeles Zoo

The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), the Los Angeles Zoo’s nonprofit partner, announces its fitness fundraiser, Walk for the Wild presented by Skechers, raised $261,582, surpassing the event’s fundraising goal by $36,582. These critical funds will go to support the Los Angeles Zoo and GLAZA’s shared commitment to preserving and protecting wild species and their habitats for future generations, and creating a space for meaningful, direct connections to nature through exploration, discovery, and education.

“While the recent severe winter storm impacted our ability to host the Walk this past Saturday, we are so grateful for the hundreds of dedicated and hard-working supporters who far exceeded our fundraising goal in support of the Zoo and GLAZA’s mission,” states Tom Jacobson, president of GLAZA. “It’s important that we continue to harness the passion and commitment of the public as we face accelerating habitat loss and species declines,” he goes on to say. “Together, we must continue to raise awareness and funds for these pressing issues.”

Walk for the Wild presented by Skechers invited the public to register for this first-of-its-kind fundraising event at the Zoo and form teams or participate as individuals, with awards and Skechers prize packages going to the top fundraisers. The team winner was “Dazzlingly Dedicated Docents & Specialists,” made up of GLAZA docents and volunteers and their friends and family, who collectively raised $20,269. The top individual winner raised an impressive $4,180. The Walk was cancelled due to severe weather and will not be rescheduled.

Event partners include presenting sponsor Skechers; associate sponsors California Credit Union, and Kennedy Wilson; and contributing partners Pepsi, Don Francisco’s Coffee, and GoGo squeeZ.

About the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA)

Founded in 1963, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is a private, nonprofit organization whose mission is to preserve and protect wildlife and enrich the human experience. GLAZA’s primary role is to seek and provide financial support for animal welfare, animal species conservation, capital projects, Learning & Engagement, community outreach programs, and marketing at the Los Angeles Zoo, and GLAZA’s operations. GLAZA’s additional functions include membership sales and relationship management, special events, site rentals, customer service, publications, and volunteer training and management. There are currently over 38,000 GLAZA member households and a volunteer corps of over 400.

About SKECHERS U.S.A., Inc.

Skechers U.S.A., Inc. (NYSE:SKX), The Comfort Technology Company™ based in Southern California, designs, develops and markets a diverse range of lifestyle and performance footwear, apparel and accessories for men, women and children. The Company’s collections are available in over 180 countries and territories through department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through digital stores and over 4,500 Company- and third-party-owned physical retail stores. The Company manages its international business through a network of wholly-owned subsidiaries, joint venture partners, and distributors. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on FacebookInstagramTwitter, and TikTok.