Off-road Toy Run in Templeton to raise money for charity
A Manor business is getting ready for a second round of off-roading to collect toys and raise money for several charitable organizations.
Stiller Motorsports owner Steve Stiller will host the Toy Run that will include larger vehicles on Dec. 14 at Scrubgrass Village Off-Highway Vehicle Park in Templeton.
A Nov. 17 event only for dirt bikes, ATVs and side-by-side vehicles drew 1,100 participants, collected some 600 toys and raised $8,000 to buy clothing, coats and other winter gear for several nonprofits.
“It was a great time, and we’re going to do it again,” Stiller said. “The temperature didn’t get higher than 40 degrees, but people still came out.”
Toys and money collected through entrance fees, donations and food sales will be distributed after Thanksgiving. Stiller expects about half the crowd for the second Toy Run.
“Hopefully, the weather will be nice and we can get a lot of people out here,” Stiller said.
Yatesboro resident Brian Crissman is a member of the Western Pennsylvania Side-by-Side & ATV Riders group, which plans to ride in Stiller’s upcoming event.
“It’s a lot of fun to go out on big rides like this, but the big thing is that going out for a ride like this helps a lot of kids,” Crissman said. “Anything we can do to help put a smile on a kid’s face is great. It’s even better when you get to have a great time doing it.”
Brad Pedersen is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 724-543-1303, ext. 1337, or [email protected].