December 19, 2011 (Lake Forest, CA) – etnies celebrated the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest's eighth anniversary last Friday with its annual holiday festival and shoe donation. Pierre-André Senizergues, etnies' owner and CEO, along with etnies team riders, welcomed more than 600 kids in need from local organizations and provided each child with a brand new pair of etnies shoes. The kids also got the chance to take photos with Santa Claus and watch him skateboard throughout the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest.
To see how etnies kicked off the season of giving at the 2011 etnies Annual Holiday Festival, complete with Santa skateboarding and etnies team riders Devine Calloway, Andrew Brophy, Nick Garcia, Alex Midler, Douwe Macare, Chris Del Moro and Jeremy "Twitch" Stenberg in attendance, please check out this video on etnies.com.
etnies Team Rider Twitch hands out etnies shoes to kids at the etnies Holiday Festival
Established in 1986, etnies is the first skateboarder-owned and operated global action sports footwear and apparel company. etnies not only pushed the envelope by creating the first pro model skate shoe, but it pioneered technological advances and changed the face of skateboard footwear forever. Today, etnies' vision, led by owner and skateboarder Pierre-André Senizergues, is to remain the leading action sports company committed to creating innovative products that provide the most style, comfort and protection possible. etnies stays true to its roots by sponsoring world class skateboarding, surfing, snowboarding, moto x, BMX and auto teams and continues its dedication by giving back to each of these communities. For additional information, visit etnies.com