Bikers from around the Hub City hit the streets Saturday afternoon to try and brighten the days of some of the youngest patients at University Medical Center.
The Dirty Gringos Motorcycle Club organized the first ever "Chrome & Crayons Toy Run" to benefit the UMC Children's Hospital.
Dozens of bikers saddled up at the Lonestar Oyster Bar around 2:30 p.m., then cruised down to UMC, where collection barrels were set up for people to drop by and donate toys.
"They've all been tagged with ‘Chrome & Crayons.' When new patients come in they'll get a new toy and a card from UMC and the Dirty Gringos and bikers of the South Plains saying hey, somebody's thinking about you and we hope you have a good stay and hope you get better," said Shannon "Blind Dog" Bryant, founder of the toy run for the Dirty Gringos.
The bikers set up several bikes in front of the UMC Children's Hospital. Then all the pediatric patients who could, came down to meet the bikers and check out their bikes.
"Many sick kids who live in Lubbock are lifted up by events during the holidays, but there are hundreds of patients throughout the rest of the year at the UMC Children's Hospital who don't feel the direct support from the community," Blind Dog said. "We hope to fill that void."
It's not too late to donate. Head down to the Lonestar Oyster Bar at 101st Street and Slide Avenue or take them to UMC and tell them it's for the Chrome & Crayons Toy Run.
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