2014 Toy Run Results133 Corvettes Participated
$300 Donation from Cape Kennedy Corvette Club
$200 Donation from Space Coast Corvette Club
$586 Raised from the 50/50
December 5, 2015 is the next one!
The sun had come out and the temperature was climbing on the first Saturday of December 2014. The 14th Brevard County Corvette toy run was in overdrive.
At 2:00 p.m., escorted by Brevard County Sheriff’s Deputy’s, 133 Corvettes pulled out of Eckler’s parking lot in Titusville where they had been lining up, according to generation, since noon.
Fast Eddie the DJ played Christmas music while a mass of volunteers handled the logistics of parking, waiver signing, and 50-50 ticket sales enjoying themselves in the process.
The route was south on Grisham Pkwy, east on Kings Highway, and south on US 1 to SR 528 E (aka Beach Line/Bee Line) on to the final destination of The Cove in Port Canaveral.
Upon arrival, the Cape Canaveral Fire Department directed the cars to their reserved parking spots, where a large number of toys and donations for the Women’s Center were collected by the firemen.
Along with all the toys and donations to the Women’s Center, over $1000 in cash and gift cards were raised for Brevard County families. Once again the generosity of Space Coast Corvette Club was evident with the donation of $200 in gift certificates presented to the Fire Department. At the social, which was held at Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill the President of CKCC, Neena McAfee and Past President Kevin Charles presented a check to Santa in the amount of $886.00. This consisted of $586.00 raised from the 50/50 drawing and a $300 donation from Cape Kennedy Corvette Club.
The proceeds and donations of the Toy Run will be used by the Fire and Police department to help local children have a Happy Christmas. It takes a lot of work, cooperation and good will to have it all come together with these results.
Many thanks to: the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department Motor Group and the Deputies who have been our escort for all these years, to Eckler’s for allowing us to take over their parking lot, to the Cape Canaveral Fire Department for the Big Red Fire Truck that handles the back end of the run and assures we have a place to park when we arrive, and for ensuring Santa’s safe arrival, to Fishlips Waterfront Bar & Grill for the great service and giving us a place to end the run.
And most of all, to all the participants without whom there would be no Toy Run. Your generosity and hard work make it all possible. We had more volunteers than ever this year. The comradery and holiday spirit was heartwarming and so true to the spirit of the event.
Thank you everyone, we look forward to another successful event on December 5, 2015 so SAVE THE DATE.
SAVE THE WAVE!
George and Kristin Halkovic
Toy Run Chair(s)