December 7th, 2013, is the 5Th Annual USMC Toys 4 Tots Event proudly brought to you in part by Home Page , NMORJG, and DirtKore. This event is for the children of New Mexico. We will meet at the Puerco airdown (end of Southern) at 8AM on Saturday December 7th. We will have a family fun trail ride, leaving by 11:30AM to 12 noon, we will then convoy over to the Rio Rancho Elks Lodge #2500 at 1530 Barbara Loop (next to Intel). The Elks Lodge will have lunch and beverages available for purchase or you can bring your own lunch to eat. The United States Marine Corps will have representatives there to accept your toy donations. PLEASE DO NOT wrap your toy donations. There will also be a raffle held after lunch. Raffle tickets are $5 each, all money donated will be given to the USMC T4T. Please come on out and have fun for a great cause. Large or small, any and all toy donations matter!
8 AM - Meet at Air Down in the Puerco
12 PM - Leave for Elks Lodge
12:30PM - Lunch
2 PM - Raffle
Thanks John, this is a great on going event that has had so much success in previous years. The trail ride is NOT required, if you prefer to go to the Elks Lodge and meet us there after the trail ride around 12:30 that is perfectly ok. This is presented by NMORL Home Page and proudly sponsored by NMORJG, DirtKore , Desert Rat, Partsplus, nmoffroad.com, Elks Lodge, and Trucks Unique, all sponsoring locations will soon have a donation box to drop off your toys if you are unable to join the event, with more locations to add as we get closer.
Schedule of Events
8am - Fun Run at the end of Southern
12 noon - Raffle prizes, giveaways, lunch and more at the Elks Lodge in Rio Rancho
The Elks Lodge has graciously donated their space to us. They will have burgers, hot dogs, cokes and beer available for purchase.
We are currently working on sponsors and prizes for the giveaway. If you would like to donate items, offroad related or not, please send me an email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Raffle Prizes
$250 gift certificate from Budget Blinds
$100 gift certificate from Origami Owl
Custom Designed T-Shirt from Barracuda Designs (value $20.00)
24x36 Custom Poster from Barracuda Designs (value $21.00)
Custom Designed Coffee Mug and License Plate Set from Barracuda Designs (value $20.00)
12x18 Canvas Photo Wrap from Barracuda Designs (value $65.00)
Christmas Photo Wrap from Barracuda Designs (value $65.00)
Flash Gear, LLC has items to donate as well as 4WP, Trucks Unique, R&S Westside and Desert Rat!
You will receive 1 raffle ticket for each toy donated with a value of $5 or more, limit 5. Raffle tickets can be purchased 1 for $1, 6 for $5, 12 for $10 or 24 for $20. All proceeds will be donated to Toys for Tots.
We are in the process of working on the possibility of having a shirt giveaway like in the past. Details will be coming.
This Saturday! Reminder! Jessica has event T-Shirts available for purchase and for order at the event with $10 from each shirt going to T4T. 8AM at air down in the Puerco to kick this amazing event off on Saturday the 7TH! You will also receive 1 raffle ticket for a $5+ (limit 5) unwrapped toy you donate. NMOFFROAD.com has more info.
Great turn out, especially considering I never saw above 19 degrees on my dashboard in the Puerco!
Thanks for everyone who came, who helped organize it (Jess, Joe, Paul, etc.), who donated raffle prizes (I'm sure that's the most prizes we've ever given away!), and who donated toys/cash to the Toys for Tots.
I'm not going to spill the beans just yet, I'll let those who did more work than me take the deserved credit there...but the donations were phenomenal! :diversity: