Pediatric patients at UMC will have lots to smile about this weekend, thanks to the generous efforts of a local motorcycle club.

The Dirty Gringos Motorcycle Club will hold the 5th Annual Chrome & Crayons Toy Run, benefiting the UMC Children’s Hospital. About 100 bikers have taken part in this event each year.

“Many sick kids who live in Lubbock are lifted up by events during the holidays, but there are hundreds of patients throughout the rest of the year at the UMC Children’s Hospital who don’t feel the direct support from the community,” said Shannon “Blind Dog” Bryant, founder of the toy run for the Dirty Gringos. “We hope to fill that void.”

Riders will deliver the toys to children and visit with them and their families at the hospital.  Excess toys will be saved by UMC Child Life Specialists for pediatric patients throughout the year.

Who: UMC and Dirty Gringos Motorcycle Club

What: Chrome & Crayons Toy Run, benefiting the UMC Children’s Hospital

When: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, 1:30-4 p.m. Saturday

  • 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a small group of bikers will visit with pediatric patients in the UMC Children’s Hospital and deliver toys.
  • 1:30 p.m. Saturday, bikers will meet at the Freaky Tiki Tavern before riding to UMC.
  • 2:30 p.m. Saturday, bikers will arrive at UMC to deliver toys