Toys for Tots campaign begins with Biker Sunday

Toys for Tots campaign begins with Biker Sunday

Amarillo, Tx -


engines and a group of bikers at Skooter's might not seem out of the ordinary, but this Sunday afternoon saw a crowd bigger than most.

Hundred of bikers from Amarillo and surrounding areas filled the streets...all for a good cause.

"We're here to raise toys for the tots and give back to our community," said Biker Committee Member, Glynda Woolam.

U.S. Marines have partnered with area biker organizations for the last 15 years to kick off the toys for tots drive.

"It's growing and growing every year. We're getting more positive feedback and positive things from the community and stuff wanting to be involved," said Biker Sunday Coordinator Keith Burd.

Organizers say there were about 1,500 bikers involved in the parade that started at Skooters and ended at the Community Outreach Center off of South Nelson...each biker with a toy to donate.

"We hope to get between $10,00-$25,000 in toys and cash," said Woolam

To make sure every child in the Panhandle has a little something to open on Christmas.

"It is so rewarding and you just can't help doing it year after year when you see how much it means," said Woolam.

Burd says it's important to be able to talk with the community at this free event to see what can be done to help needy children.

Biker Sunday was filled with free food and games and wrapped up with one lucky winner of a Harley Davidson.

"The biker community gets a bad rep, but they love children and they always come out and support the kids and the community as a whole. So we want to make sure that they get a big bulk of thanks. You saw them with their toys and they're very generous," said Woolam.

If you missed this year's Biker Sunday, it is not too late to donate. Organizer say you can donate a toy for toys for tots all the way up until the week of Christmas.