Editor's Note: The following was submitted by etnies.
To celebrate the giving season, etnies, a global action sports footwear brand based in Lake Forest, and its owner and CEO Pierre-André Senizergues, hosted the ninth annual holiday festival and shoe gifting for 360 in-need children on Friday at the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest.
During the event, each child from various Orange County non-profit organizations was given the chance to unwrap their own new pair of etnies shoes, meet and take photos with Santa Claus, hang out with etnies team riders and play carnival games. But perhaps the biggest smiles came when Santa skated through the skatepark.
You can watch highlights from the 2012 etnies Annual Holiday Festival, featuring the shoe donation, Santa skateboarding and etnies team riders Nick Garcia, David Reyes, Aidan Campbell, Alex Midler and Chris Del Moro in the video attached to this story, or on the etnies Vimeo webpage.
High resolution photos from the etnies Holiday Festival 2012 can be viewed and downloaded here.
From all of us at etnies, we hope you have a very happy holiday season!
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.