The Colorado Patriot Guard Riders will be hosting our 5th (almost) Annual Toy Run to collect toys and gifts for families of fallen service members. As in the past, all donations will go direct to the Tragedy Assistance Program/Survivor Outreach Services (TAPS/SOS) operation on Ft. Carson, which in turn serves all military branches and covers a 5 state region.
While combat related deaths have fortunately subsided, PTSD and other related stresses have not for many, and the tragedy associated with this is still very real. Ft. Carson alone loses over 2 a week, many leaving behind young families and children. Our efforts with this event not only directly help the surviving children, but also helps to ease the burden of a surviving parent. Whatever our members can do to support this is greatly appreciated.
Our run this year will be staged at American Legion Post 38 in Fountain, CO. TAPS/SOS will be there to collect donations. El Paso County Sheriff's Department and Fountain PD will provide an escort for our ride. Due to tightened base access restrictions this year as a result of the Covid, we will not be going through Ft. Carson.
Stage and Toy Collection
9:30 – 10:45AM: American Legion Post 38, 6685 Southmoor Drive, Fountain, CO 80817
10:50AM - Route and Safety Briefing
11:00AM - KSU – 30 Mile LEO Escorted Ride, Much at Highway Speeds! Ending in Falcon, CO
Required Donation: $20 toy or gift card per bike.
RC/POC: 'Damnit Jim' Balcerovich - firstname.lastname@example.org or 719-466-3215