Bad weather aside, Bordertown Hogs annual Toyrun has raised a record of $69,830.
On September 15th the event collected toys and donations to go towards helping families during Christmas. Participates braved the snowy weather in the initial ride only making it to Vermillion until having to turn back.
Chapter President Guy Dudding says other elements of the event helped reach a record amount aside from the annual ride.
“What it showed us this year is that the ride component is just a ride component. Huge thanks goes to the corporate sponsors, people who came and braved the ride, we had 42 bikes that actually came out to ride in the snow and everybody that came out to the cabaret. That’s what drove it for us.”
Corporate sponsors chose where they wanted their money to go. Donations raised during the event was split between charities.
Donations were given to KidSport Lloydminster, the Community Youth Centre, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Lloydminster school divisions, Lloydminster sexual assault centre, Wainwright Children centre, Ronald Mcdonald homes of Edmonton and Saskatoon and The Goats Christmas wish
“All of this goes all out to the charities. We as a chapter don’t keep anything. It’s us doing our little part to help out kids in Lloydminster.”