Heelys, Inc. played “Santa” this past weekend, as pairs of wheeled shoes were given to area youth at the 6th annual Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation Holiday Party.

The event took place at The Boys and Girls Club in Dorchester, MA. Children from local chapters of the Boys and Girls Clubs were also treated to a day of performances by the German-based dance team, the Flying Steps.

“Over the past year we have had the privilege of working with the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation by donating Heelys across the country and taking part in these parties,” said Chris Harper, vice-president of retail at Heelys, Inc. “Heelys has always been a great gift for the holidays and the fact that more than 2000 deserving children nationwide have received our products makes these charity events all the more worthwhile.”

Each year, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation holds its annual Holiday Party to bring together Boston’s underprivileged youth and celebrate the holidays. While so many families are worrying about how to put food on the table, let alone presents under the tree, the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation and Heelys gave families a chance to “Heel” and get their own pair of shoes. Also at the event, local schools are also presented with checks on behalf of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to fund important programs and pay for supplies.

Actor Mark Wahlberg established the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations. The Foundation provides financial and community support to assist in making the dreams and ultimate potential of inner city youth become a reality.

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