In the true spirit of the Holiday’s etnies celebrated the 10 Year Anniversary of the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest last Friday by giving nearly 400 Orange County kids in need a new pair of shoes for the Holidays.

etnies Owner and CEO Pierre-Andre Senizergues, Ryan Sheckler, Nick Garcia, David Reyes, and Aidan Campbell were joined by Lake Forest Mayor Scott Voigts and many more people from etnies at the event. Government officials and skateboarders haven’t always gotten along, which is why the etnies Skatepark of Lake Forest was a first in skateboarding – In 2003 it was the first time a skatepark was created through a public/private partnership. It was Pierre-Andre Senizergues’ vision to raise awareness for cities to understand the importance of skateparks in their communities, and from that moment, this public/private partnership was formed. The 62,000 sq. ft. skatepark has had more than 600,000 skateboarder visits since it opened in 2003.