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In 1987, the Toy Run had its start and at that time everyone was doing a toy drive, Veterans, Police, Motorcycle Clubs, Kawanis, etc. Bob Amchir, former National President and Founder of Wings of Gold Motorcycle Club, got everyone together to have one big toy drive. The first year netted $965 cash and a little over 500 toys. There were approximately 700 motorcycles participating in the first event. Bob continued to grow the run each and every year, until his unfortunate passing in 2006. It was then that Bob’s son, Dave Amchir “Tattoo Dave” took the reigns and continued the plight of tirelessly helping children who could not help themselves. Sadly, Tattoo Dave passed away in 2017. However . . . the SFPC Toys in the Sun Run continues with its new Director, Joey Quinter, current National President of the Wings of Gold Motorcycle Club. Joey was always the right hand man to both Bob and Dave, and with his knowledge and experience, it is the natural progression.

In 1987, the Toy Run had its start and at that time everyone was doing a toy drive, Veterans, Police, Motorcycle Clubs, Kawanis, etc.  Bob Amchir, former National President and Founder of Wings of Gold Motorcycle Club, got everyone together to have one big toy drive.  The first year netted $965 cash and a little over 500 toys. 

There were approximately 700 motorcycles participating in the first event.  Bob continued to grow the run each and every year, until his unfortunate passing in 2006.  It was then that Bob’s son, Dave Amchir “Tattoo Dave” took the reigns and continued the plight of tirelessly helping children who could not help themselves. Sadly, Tattoo Dave passed away in 2017.  However . . . the SFPC Toys in the Sun Run continues with its new Director, Joey Quinter, current National President of the Wings of Gold Motorcycle Club.  Joey was always the right hand man to both Bob and Dave, and with his knowledge and experience, it is the natural progression.

Since the very first Toy Run, the run has steadily grown to massive proportions.  It takes over 32 Motorcycle Clubs and Organizations to make this event happen.  Thousands of motorcycles participate in this event each year and it is with the help of all police agencies, 22 Departments and 230 Officers, to close down three interstate highways and ensure a safe motorcade.  There are over 200 police motor officers, as well as cars and PSA Personnel from all over South Florida.  Broward Sheriff’s Office coordinates all the Departments and motors to ensure the safety of this huge event, being even bigger than the annual boat parade.  The parade now begins at the Festival Marketplace, Pompano Beach, Florida.  The motorcycles travel approximately 20 miles in length to Broward County Markham Park.  It takes approximately three hours to get all the cycles to the end of the ride. 

There are several activities for the kids, face painting, over 100 vendors selling everything from leather to boots to jewelry to sunglasses and more, a food court with a variety of foods to suit everyone, a huge bike show and entertainment throughout the day, plus much, much more. 

Since the inception of the Annual SFPC Toys in the Sun Run, over $20 million in toys have been collected and handled by the Fraternal Order of Police and then distributed in four counties.  The money raised from this event has exceeded the $15 million mark and we only ask the bikers for a $20 donation and a new unwrapped toy.  James Jr. Fund and Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital Foundation are two of the main beneficiaries. 

The newer Pediatric Trauma Center at Hollywood Memorial and the  new  free-standing  Joe  DiMaggio  Children’s Hospital.

The Pediatric Trauma Center on Joe DiMaggio Drive in Hollywood, Florida, is the first in the world to honor all motorcyclists in South Florida. To contact Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, call Jackie Johnstone at the Foundation (954-985-3454).  They will give you all the information on Bob, Dave, or Joey and the SFPC and their commitment to the children.

This Toy Run being so vast, in the past 31 years it has not only given millions of dollars in toys to needy children and money to the Hospital, but has also donated thousands of dollars to COPS Kids (Concerns of Police Survivors), Shott Memorial, The Boys & Girls Clubs and so on.  Because of the commitment from all motorcycle enthusiasts who RIDE to the occasion and/or volunteer each and every year, this huge undertaking has helped all of us help so many, and we have achieved wonderful and humane goals.

An event such as this grows larger and larger each year, not only for the participants, but for everyone involved in the organization process.  People from all over, New York, Boston, Detroit, California, Texas, Pennsylvania, etc, are always in attendance.  All of the success goes to the bikers themselves, and of course, our amazingly generous corporate sponsors, and all those that donate their time.  As always – WE THANK YOU!

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