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10th Annual Scooter Toy Run

Meet at 9am Sunday December 10th at Vespa Motorsport

‘Tis the season again, my friends.  It’s time to get decked out for the holidays, hop on your scooter and deliver Holiday Cheer to some of the sweetest kids in San Diego.

Vespa Motorsport along with the Vespa Club of San Diego will be hosting the 10th Annual Scooter Toy Run on Sunday, December 10th.  We’ll meet at Vespa Motorsport at 9am for waffles and then scoot in one massive group to the San Diego Center for Children.  Santa will escort the parade of scooters into the center where scooterists can enjoy their Wacky Wonky Wonderland.  This feel-good event has been gaining momentum each and every year and The Center for Children is really making it extra special this year by adding Live Music, Photo Booths, and Holiday Crafting activities.

To participate, please bring at least one unwrapped toy, see the center’s wishlist for gift suggestions. Donations can also be dropped off at Vespa Motorsport prior to the event.

Keeping with the traditional itinerary, Perry and the San Diego Scooter Squadron will be serving up his world-famous waffles and other breakfast goodies starting at 9:00 AM.  The suggested donation for all the waffles you can eat is $5.  Perry donates his time and culinary prowess, Vespa Motorsport buys the supplies, and the Center gets all the proceeds!  The ride will leave at 11:00 AM and arrive at the Center around noon.  Rain or Shine; we’ll be enjoying a ride through “America’s Finest Scootering City.”

We’ll also have our famous charity raffle for the San Diego Center for Children. One free ticket for each toy you bring; additional tickets will also be available. Lots of awesome prizes donated by our favorite vendors: Tipsy ElevesTorc Helmets, Western Powersports, Parts Unlimited, Brian Jones, and more.
Must be present to win.
Center’s Gift Wishlist
Special Thank You to Felisa Schlosser Mortgage for their Raffle donation, and to Greg M for his generous cash donation to the Center. We thank you, and the kids thank you. 

The following is a list of appropriate gifts that have been suggested by the staff of the Center for Children. Remember, there are boys and girls age 6-18 at the center:

  • Sports equipment – regulation size footballs, basketballs, soccer balls, and nerf balls (but not nerf guns), and large rubber balls, etc.
  • Skateboards, knee pads and helmets, etc.
  • Razor scooters
  • Legos – (Star Wars, trucks, dragons, buses, planes, cars, Harry Potter -Hogwarts, etc.)
  • Kids walkie talkie sets
  • Jewelry-making kits
  • Arts and crafts kits
  • Art supply kits for kids and teens
  • Remote control cars and miniature drones
  • Child/teen guitars and guitar picks
  • IPod/IPod Shuffle
  • Board games (Chutes and Ladders, Sorry, Operation, Pictionary, Candyland, Life, etc.)
  • Target and Walmart gift cards in the $10, $15, or $25 amount
  • Rolls of hearty wrapping paper and scotch tape
  • Action Figures, Dolls, Plush toys, etc.
  • Hot Wheels,Toy cars
  • NO toy guns, please!

Thank you so much for caring about the children and helping to make this a great day for all who participate!


What: 10th Annual Scooter Toy Run; Deliver (via group scooter ride) unwrapped gifts to children in need.
When: Sunday, December 10th 2017.  Breakfast @ 9:00 AM ($5 donation).  Ride leaves at 11:00 AM (Rain or Shine).  Arrive at Center Noon.
Where: Meet at Vespa Motorsport and Ride to the San Diego Center for the Children (3002 Armstrong St.)

If for some reason you can’t make the ride, please feel free to join us at the center, they have lots of fun and games going on. Bring your kids! 

Founded in 1887, the San Diego Center for Children is the oldest non-profit organization in the city.  It’s a live-in treatment center for children, ages 6-18, that provides educational services, support, and guidance for these less than fortunate youths.  The gifts we deliver and time we spend at the center bring an immeasurable amount of joy to these kids. For more info on the Center click here.

Adding to the holiday cheer this year, Vespa Motorsport will have an official San Diego Center for Children Donation Station set-up at our shop for anyone who may like to bring by some toys to drop off. Please stop by anytime between now and December 10th (see Gift Wishlist below for the approved toys). We would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to those who have already dropped off some toys. Keep them coming!

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