The roar of motorcycle engines will take the place of the recently retired shuttle program this weekend at Brevard County’s 30th Annual Toy Run sponsored by ABATE of Florida. This year’s run is expected to bring in truckloads of gifts for needy children countywide.
The Annual event is organized by ABATE, a non-profit organization promoting motorcycle safety, training and political awareness, and is co-sponsored by the Azan Shriners who donate many beverages and man-hours at the event. The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office Motorcycle Squad will lead the Toy Run.
Participating bikers are each asked to donate a new unwrapped toy or a $10 donation. There will be numerous vendors, music, food, drinks, a golf ball drop, a live camel, and more. Proceeds benefit Shriner’s Hospital Children and local charities.
The run will start at noon Sunday, December 4th, at Merritt Square Mall, head down State Road 520 and southbound U.S. 1, ending up at Brevard Community College’s Melbourne campus on Post Road about two hours later.
Brad Sinclair, a personal injury attorney in Melbourne specializing in the rights of motorcyclists, is donating 5,000 keepsake koozies branded for this year’s ABATE Toy Run. “Sinclair Law proudly supports the Annual ABATE Christmas Toy Run,” says Sinclair. “We always have a great time on this run, and hope our attendance and support encourages the motorcycle community to participate and support the local Toy Run.”