Steel Sports Supports Annual Skechers Friendship Walk
For the 10th year, Steel Partners and Steel Sports sponsored the annual Skechers Pier-to-Pier Friendship Walk which has raised over $24 million for local schools and kids with special needs. This fun event truly puts kids first and has a massive impact on education. Thousands of kids and families walk between the Manhattan Beach and Hermosa Beach piers along the sand and surf. Musical performers and special guest Mr. T provided this year's entertainment!
This year, Steel Sports not only had a swag booth giving out Kids First stickers, wrist bands and sunglasses, but we also delivered an Xplore Multisport activation on the beach where kids ran a soccer, football and handball obstacle course! Thanks to our Steel United players from the Conejo Valley and South Bay Regions for joining in on the fun!
Xplore Sampler Evening A HUge HIT In California
The Steel Sports Xplore Multisport Program has expanded across the country, and we had the unique opportunity to run a sampler night for special guests interested in impacting youth sports. Kids from our after school programs in Torrance, CA joined with our Steel United players for a multisport demonstration. Xplore is a big part of our Kids First Road Show summer camps, as research proves playing multiple sports is healthier and more fun for kids. We are looking forward to expanding Xplore as the after school programs and Kids First Road Show Camps grow.
National Coaches Day
On October 6, we celebrated our Steel Sports coaches who all inspire our athletes to reach their potential on and off the field. The hard work is done day in and day out, teaching skills, strategy, life lessons and character, always putting kids first! We appreciate everything our coaches do to create such a tremendous positive impact on the kids, families and communities.
Team Steel National 2026 Finishes Runner-uP In Arizona
Team Steel National 2026 put together one dominating performance after another on their way to finishing runner-up at the Pathway Fall Classic in Tucson, Arizona. The team is comprised of kids from Team Steel regions around the country selected from this summer's Steel Sports National Camp. The boys dominated pool play, going 3-0 and outscoring their opponents 37-5. The championship was a tight game throughout with Colorado's Elite Baseball taking the title, 3-2. Congratulations to the team for bringing home some hardware, and congrats to Connor DeLauzon, Jackson Martin, Angelo Vieira and Jagger Adamo for being selected to the All-Tournament Team.
Dusty Baker Announces Retirement
Congratulations Dusty Baker on a remarkable 26-year managerial career that included 2,183 wins and a World Series crown. Dusty is no doubt one of the very best to wear a uniform as both a player and manager, and his positive impact has been felt across generations. We know Dusty still has a lot more to give, and as an original Steel Sports Advisory Board member, we're incredibly proud to have him on the Steel Sports team during his next chapter.
Stuart Sharples Raises Money, Completes Run for Wounded Warrior Project
For the third straight year, Steel United New Jersey's Stuart Sharples supported the Wounded Warrior Project by raising money to support injured veterans, service members and their families and participating in a Carry Forward 5K run. This year, Stu raised $5,288 and doubled his running efforts by completing a 10K with a weighted vest. Thank you, Stu, for your continued selfless acts and raising money to help others in need.