Chevrolet Ute Force
Partnerships with like-minded organisations have helped to make the Toy Run the success it is today, and this year we welcome a new friend. The Chevrolet Ute Force – an initiative focused on working within communities to uplift through the power of play, education and infrastructure development.
Driven to deliver change in whatever form required by the community, the Chevrolet Utility Bakkies have traveled far and wide across South Africa, touching each province and many lives, both young and old. The Ute Force team works alongside initiatives such as the Toy Run to help make sure their work continues and is delivered where and when required.
Chevrolet Ute Force will deliver the educational toys collected by the generous bikers that take part each year. The agility and maneuverability of the Utility Bakkies will come in handy as the volunteers rush to complete the preparations in time for the mass ride on November 29th 2015.
Four bakkies have been dedicated to prepare to Benoni Northern Sports Grounds for the 15,000 bikers on the day. Ladders, fencing and signs are just among the many items that will need to be transported. In the past the team of dedicated Toy Runners made use of their own vehicles, along with fuel expenses. This year the inclusion of the four Chevrolet Utes is a welcome relief for the non-profit organisation.
Show your support by following all the action on @Chevrolet_SA and join the conversation by Tweeting #UteForce.
The Motorcycle Toy Run's 33nd Ride in 2015.
THIRTY THREE YEARS!
That’s how long the Motorcycle Toy Run event has been happening! An amazing number of years that the motorcycling fraternity have been donating toys to make the lives of less privileged children a little better!
From a small run organised by the Italian Motorcycle owners Club (IMOC) is 1982 it has grown to a country-wide event where motorcyclists gather to give in toys by the thousand. These toys are re-distributed to the needy by recognised service clubs like the Round Table, Rotary International and the Lions Club.
In recent years the focus has been to request educational gifts or packs for the children. These along with ball games are the most popular items when handing out.
In the last 33 years many sponsors, support staff and service clubs have come and gone BUT the Motorcycle Toy Run event is still running.
To celebrate this great achievement a carnival style event is planned at the Benoni Northerns Sport Grounds (John Barable Hall) at the end of November. This coincides with over 25 similar events being held around the country.
Already confirmed for the day are 3 popular bands using the SAB sound stage and over 80 various stalls and food vendors. Other entertainment will be provided to please the crowds.
Although this day is focussed on the motorcycling community it is open to the public and there will be secured parking for cars and bikes. The public is encouraged to attend and bring their entire family along. The entrance fee being a toy (or many) for the less privileged children around us.
See you there on Sunday, the 29th November 2015. Benoni Northerns Sport Grounds (John Barable Hall), Benoni