Bikers for Kids Toy Parade raises money for toys for kids in need

BAY COUNTY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Motorcyclists of Bay County came together Sunday at the Callaway Sports Complex to ride their way to a better Christmas for those in need.

The Bikers for Kids Toy Parade raises toys and money for the Guardian ad Litem program so that children in the area can have presents on Christmas morning. (WJHG/WECP)

"It's all about the kids that have a little less than some of us and that are in these programs, most of them involuntarily, it's just a social thing, but they deserve to have a good Christmas," said a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay County Motorcycle Association Beast.

The Bikers for Kids Toy Parade raises toys and money for the Guardian ad Litem program so that children in the area can have presents on Christmas morning.

"It's for the kids of Bay County, there's a lot of kids who, unfortunately, can't have Christmas themselves. And I know growing up we kind of did it as well, my mom went down when we were growing up so it's kind of something that hits home for me," said President of the Green Knights Military Motorcycle Club Brandon Davidson.

Bikers weren't able to hold the annual parade last year because of Hurricane Michael, so they say it feels great to be riding in it again.

"We've been doing this for 33 years, consistently, and not to be able to do it last year put us all kind of in a foul mood and we're just grateful and happy to be able to get out here and participate with the motorcycling community in Bay County," said Beast.

Members of the Bay County Motorcycle Association say they hope to make the Callaway Sports Complex the new permanent location for the parade. It was held at the Bay County Fair Grounds in previous years.

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