Annual Hamilton County Toy Run Motorcycle Event Is Dec. 8

Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Hamilton County Toy Run, a free motorcycle ride to collect holiday toys for children affected by domestic violence and homelessness, will benefit children served by the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. The ride will begin at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 8, at Sportsman’s Warehouse, 6241 Perimeter Dr., at the corner of Lee Highway and Highway 153. 

The Toy Run will leave Sportsman’s Warehouse at 11 a.m. and will conclude at Charlie’s Restaurant and Lounge, at 8504 Dayton Pike in Soddy Daisy. Non-riders are welcome to bring donations of unwrapped toys to Charlie’s Restaurant and Lounge until 1:30 p.m. that day. 

Supporters can also drop off toys before the run at drop locations throughout Chattanooga. Locations will accept toys until Dec. 2. For drop off locations, visit the Toy Run’s facebook page at

The event collected a trailer load of toys last year, providing presents to dozens of children in shelters. Event Organizer, Joe Guffey, says that many people have a misconception about motorcyclists and associate bad behavior with them. However, Mr. Guffey says they can be just as soft-hearted and generous as the next person, “and at the end of the day, this event is really about the kids. We don’t want any child to be without a toy this holiday.”

No registration is required to participate. All riders are asked to bring a donation of an unwrapped toy for any age child. Participants should be at Sportsman’s no later than 10:45 a.m. to line up. 

For more information on Hamilton County Toy Run, contact Mr. Guffey at 486-3894 or or Tax deductible monetary donations can be made by check to:  Partnership with Toy Run in the memo line or at

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