11th Annual Toy Giveaway
This year will be our 11th annual toy give-away. After saving the largest Santa Claus in the world, and building a small theme park around him, we started giving away toys to underprivileged kids. This annual event, taking place one week before Christmas, now presents gifts to more than one thousand kids who might otherwise not receive anything for Christmas. Over the years, we have given away tens of thousands of toys and gifts. We now partner with the Oxnard Police Dept.,Ventura County Sheriffs Dept., California Highway Patrol, Oxnard Fire Dept. and Ventura County Fire Dept. These officers are on the front line, rain or shine, handing out the toys, and building strong relationships with our youth.
Each year, the entire street in front of the Santa is closed to allow the kids to line up and celebrate our special gift giving bonanza. Handing out these gifts is a smiling peace officer from city or county ranks, as well as our Firefighters. Additionally, each child gets a raffle ticket. After all the gifts are given, we raffle off several grand prizes, such as bikes, cameras, Wii games etc. to make this even more of a special day for our kids.
Bring a Gift
Half Marathoners and Relay: On race morning, please bring an un-wrapped toy or gift of at least $10.00 to the giant Santa statue at the starting line. 5K and 1K Kids Fun Runners: On race morning, please bring an un-wrapped toy or gift of at least $10.00 to the Marine Emporium/EXPO area. Thank you, for helping our kids have a great Christmas. -Mike Barber