1/13/2013 6:01:00 AM Kingman Photo: Gathering Toys
Marine Corps League volunteers as well members from BJ's, the RIDAZ motorcycle club, Wings and Wheels and DJ's Towing, proudly stand behind donations collected for Toys For Tots. The participants said that neither rain, snow nor some sleet put a damper on the spirit of the Kingman organizations that delivered an estimated 800 items to the Toys For Tots headquarters building on Northern Avenue behind the Classy Chassis Car Wash. The toys were collected from the various events sponsored by BJ's Cabana Bar II and the RIDAZ motorcycle club, which held special car and motorcycle events. Wings and Wheels and DJ's Towing sponsored a softball tournament. Don Olin, Toys for Tots coordinator for the Kingman Marine Corps League Detachment No. 887, said that even with this infusion of toys from these organizations, they were far short of the demand for toys. According to Olin, demand was up from the previous year, but donations to the Toys for Tots boxes were down.