Hundreds of children delighted in the roar of motorcycles riding in with toys for the 3rd “Moto Jugeton” Toy Run on January 7th, organized by local bike clubs and promoters of the annual Rocky Point Rally™.
Over 600 children, ranging in age from young babies to teens, gathered with their parents at a space provided by a church between the neighborhoods of Nueva Esperanza and 4 de marzo, lining up to receive a gift for the traditional Kings Day.
The event began with members from local bike clubs, along with a number of visitors, meeting up on the malecon in the Old Port, where they loaded up the donated toys and then road through town until reaching the church San Miguel in Col. Nueva Esperanza located near the Social Rehabilitation Center (CERESO). Hundreds of children awaited as the bikes and trailers pulled up. Volunteers from the bike clubs unloaded toys on tables where the children were then given a “Kings Day” present.
For a third year, the Kings Day Toy Run was organized by local bike clubs, along with promoters of the Rocky Point Rally™ who had been collecting toys from bikers from Mexico and the U.S. since the November rally. Special recognition to country singer Matt Farris (Lake Havasu City, AZ) for having held a successful toy drive in AZ among friends and area businesses for the contribution of more than 400 toys!
More than 1000 toys were collected this year for the 3rd Kings Day Toy Run. After making sure all the children that had made their way to the event in Col. Nueva Esperanza had received a toy or stuffed animal, local bike clubs loaded up remaining toys for distribution to community children through the assistance of the San Francisco church on the west side of the city.
Save the date! 17th Annual Rocky Point Rally™ Nov. 9th – 12th, 2017. Bring a toy with you then and/or plan to come back for the 4th Kings Day Toy Run around the first weekend of January 2018!
Special thank you to:
Rocky Point Riders MC, Sharks Bikers, Iron Sharks MC, Hijos del Pueblo, and Plasticos MC
Sanborn’s Mexico Auto Insurance
Christian Motorcyclists Association Valley of the Son Riders Chapter of Phoenix, AZ
Soldiers for Jesus MC -Lake Havasu Chapter
Megan and Eriks water and ice
Avondale Fire and Medical
Jeff and Linda Farris
Matt Farris Band
Tracee and Chris Spire- YMCA
The Bar- Parker, AZ
Amaris and Melissa Estrada
Oscar Palacio Soto
Check here for photo gallery …. 3rd Kings Day Moto Juguetón Toy Run