The Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is launching its first-ever fitness fundraiser with presenting sponsor Skechers, LA Zoo Walk for the Wild, on Earth Day, April 22, to raise critical funds to support the Los Angeles Zoo and its species-saving work. From April 22 through Endangered Species Day on May 21, participants will take a virtual walk “around the world” to explore the global conservation impact of the L.A. Zoo and learn about efforts to save threatened species.
Earth Day is an important day to recognize and celebrate our planet. It’s a great opportunity to spread awareness of environmental issues that many people face every day, like pollution and the destruction of wildlife habitats.
IN HONOR OF EARTH DAY, SKECHERS AND OTHER GENEROUS DONORS WILL MAKE A MATCHING DONATION OF $45 THE PERSONAL FUNDRAISING BALANCE OF THE FIRST 5OO NEW REGISTRANTS OF LA ZOO WALK FOR THE WILD
The first 500 new participates to register on April 22nd will receive a matching $45 donation from Skechers and other generous donors.
Participants will be rewarded throughout the journey with digital fitness and fundraising badges, exclusive content, plus rewards based on fundraising level. Join individually or as a team and participate in a little friendly competition to win prizes.
LA Zoo Walk for the Wild is a fantastic way to teach kids about the environment, encouraging them to be more aware of what they are doing and how their actions impact on other areas, like plants and animals.
Proceeds benefit the Los Angeles Zoo and GLAZA, the nonprofit organization that supports the Zoo and plays a central role in making its vital conservation work possible. Registration is happening now with registration levels that include a commemorative T-shirt and medal. To learn more and to register, visit www.lazoo.org/walkforthewild.
|ABOUT THE L.A. ZOO|
The landmark Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens, drawing 1.8 million visitors each year, is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), whose members meet rigorous professional standards for animal welfare, and has achieved renown as an international leader in the preservation of endangered species and a conservation center for the care and study of wildlife. The L.A. Zoo is home to a diverse collection of 1,400 animals representing 270 different species, 58 of which are endangered. Its lush grounds on 133 acres feature various plant species from around the world and California including many rare and endangered species. The Zoo is located in Griffith Park at the junction of the Ventura (134) and Golden State (5) freeways. Admission is $22 for adults and $17 for children ages 2 to 12. For information, call (323) 644-4200 or visit the L.A. Zoo website at www.lazoo.org.
|ABOUT THE GREATER LOS ANGELES ZOO ASSOCIATION (GLAZA)|
Founded in 1963, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA) is a private, non-profit 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 700.
ABOUT SKECHERS USA, INC.
Skechers (NYSE:SKX), a comfort technology company based 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 the United States and over 170 countries and territories via department and specialty stores, and direct to consumers through 3,891 Company and third-party-owned retail stores and e-commerce websites. The Company manages its international business through a network of global distributors, joint venture partners in Asia, Israel and Mexico, and wholly-owned subsidiaries in Canada, Japan, India, Europe and Latin America. For more information, please visit about.skechers.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok.