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Riders Bring Some Heart-Warming Holiday Cheer To Patients At The Ronald McDonald House In Galveston
Press Release
Wednesday, December 13, 2017

The American Legion Riders, Post 89, Texas City, hosted a Toy Run to the Ronald McDonald House in Galveston which took place on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  The run originated from Diamond Jim's Saloon in Texas City.  The ride had participation from other caring motorcycle clubs, namely, the Voyagers in Santa Fe and League City, the V-Twins, the Riders Republic and the Damaged Souls. In addition and knowing it's a challenge to keep a long string of motorcycles together while navigating through traffic, the Texas City Police Department, the Galveston Police Department and the Galveston County Sheriffs Office escorted the run and did an outstanding job keeping all the riders safe.

Over 50 motorcycle riders delivered hundreds of toys to the patients at the Ronald McDonald House.  All the riders stood in line side-by-side in a bucket brigade formation to deliver the toys from the trailer to the facility.   

Jim Rabon, American Legion Rider, who spear-headed the event, stated that it just hits your heart hard to see the kids who are going through a really tough time in their lives.  But it so gratifying to see a smile on their faces when they receive the toys.  We hope that we let them know that they are special. 

The Ronald McDonald House provides a much needed Home Away From Home for parents to be close to their child who are going through medical treatment.  It is a place filled with Hope.  Hope that each family will see a better tomorrow.  Hope that today’s treatment will make a difference, and Hope that each child will live and thrive and grow to be a happy and productive adult.  The staff at the Ronald McDonald House are incredibly dedicated.  They provide compassionate hospitality and lift the spirits and brighten the days of the families there.   

A special thanks goes out to Rich Huntley, Owner of Best Shirts 4 U, who created the lettering of the business names which was placed on the side of trailer used to deliver the toys. And a Big Big Thank You goes out to all those listed below who allowed us to place toy collection boxes in their establishment. 

American Legion, Post 89

American Legion Riders, Post 89

Sons of American Legion, Post 89

VFW Post 5400, Santa Fe

Voyagers MC, Santa Fe

Voyagers MC, League City

Beach Pub, San Leon

Pitt Stop, FM 517

Ronnie's Ice House, FM 517

Sunset Lounge

Waters Edge, Hitchcock

Halls Bayou Bar, Santa Fe

Cruisers, Santa Fe

Roosters Orange Bar, Santa Fe

Murphy's on Hwy 6

Murphy's on Main

Gingers, FM 646

Diamond Jim's Saloon, Texas City

Oil Tanking, Texas City

Pop's Place, Texas City

Little Chiefs Bar, Texas City

The Blue Room, Dickinson

The Back Porch, La Marque




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