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Guitar Riffs, Thrilling BMX Aerials Highlight Entertainment Schedule for Walk United 2015

IRVINE, CA – There will be no shortage of entertainment during Walk United 2015, which takes place Sunday, April 19 at Angel Stadium of Anaheim.

Robert Castillo’s BMX Freestyle Team of bicycle superstars will perform a thrilling stunt show in the parking lot while local bands Critics Hope and Derailed, along with marching bands and a drumline band, rock the crowd throughout the stadium.

“While the walk in and around Angel Stadium is exciting in and of itself, it’s the bands, the musical and dance performers, and healthy food options that promise to create excitement for an unforgettable experience,” announced Brie Griset Smith, Orange County United Way’s Vice President, Development.

“United Way is pulling out all the stops this year and we’re thrilled to be part of WALK UNITED,” explained Robert Castillo, BMX Freestyle Team President. “Our BMX-Freestyle Team not only offers a great stunt show experience but also provide strong positive messages to help kids make healthy lifestyle choices.”

Participants will have an opportunity to meet the pros, get free autograph cards and to see LIVE BMX action at its best.

“Teaming up with United Way was a natural since they are focused on creating a stronger, healthier community that starts with our children,” continued Castillo.

The annual 5K fundraiser benefiting local children and families has become a “can’t miss” event for thousands of Orange County residents of all ages. Along with the 5 K route and incredible entertainment, the event features gourmet food trucks offering healthy food options, a free Kids’ Zone featuring activities fun for the whole family, and an inspiring Community Village.

The participants are also charged up about doing their part to make a difference in the lives of others in the Orange County community. The Community Village brings the work of United Way and its community partners to light.

The event offers participants the opportunity to walk around and pass by the jumbotrons at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. They’ll also learn about ways they can support United Way’s mission to build a stronger Orange County by focusing on advancing the Building Blocks for a good quality of life: Education, Income, Health and Housing.

OC United Way thanks the following companies for supporting Walk United 2015.

Presenting Sponsor:

Wells Fargo

Grand Slam Sponsor:

The Orange County Register

Home Run Sponsor:

Edison International

Third Base Sponsors:

Automobile Club of Southern California

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Second Base Sponsors:

Advanced Sterilization Products



Enterprise Rent-A-Car



First Base Sponsors:


Chapman University – Argyros School of Business & Economics

Crowell & Moring

First Bank

FirstService Residential

NuVision Federal Credit Union

SES Insurance Brokerage Services

USOC Medical

Western National Group

Media Sponsors:

Go Country 105FM

Minimum donation to participate in Walk United 2015 is $25 ($15 for children and seniors). For more information or to register, please visit www.walkunited.com.


Michael Suydam
21Strat 949.981.5008, mike@21strat.com

Katherine Ransom, Vice President, Marketing and Communications
Orange County United Way 949.263.6176, katheriner@unitedwayoc.org


Since 1924, Orange County United Way has been working to improve lives and strengthen our community by mobilizing the caring power of Orange County and focusing on the building blocks for a good quality of life: Education, Income, Health and Housing. By investing in Orange County children, families and individuals, we help them create pathways to self-sufficient lives. In short, we help people help themselves. Through our 10-year community-wide action plan, “FACE 2024” (an acronym forFund, Advocate, Collaborate, Educate), we collaborate with local businesses, community organizations, governmental agencies and individuals to make a long-term measurable difference in the lives of local individuals and families. To learn more or to join our movement, visitwww.unitedwayoc.org.

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