Happy Christmas Jeep People,
The San Diego Jeep Club has been cordially invited by the USS Midway to join forces with them in kicking off their 2014 “Party on the Pier Toy Drive” which supports the US Marine Corps “Toys For Tots” toy drive benefiting kids and teens throughout San Diego County. SDJC has graciously accepted their invitation as we are honored to be of service to our community this holiday season.
With the spirit of giving to San Diego children in our hearts this Christmas season, the privilege would be entirely ours if you, your family, and your friends would join us for this very noble cause. Our sincere hope is to get our snow mitts on as many toys as possible for this longtime US Marine Corps holiday tradition.
The day starts off when we all assemble at Fiesta Island at 7:30am (same location as last summers Poker Run.) While there, we share some holiday cheer and conversation over a warm steamy drink and some tasty pastries. During this time, some of us will be working the finishing decoration touches on our Jeeps before we begin our urban Jeep drive across the city while making our way towards the USS Midway.
Together as a group, we will convoy our decorated Jeeps from Fiesta Island to the USS Midway.
It is with a soaring level of enthusiasm we encourage you to deck the hull of your Jeeps with Christmas decorations for this event, there will be a good number of onlookers along our route of whom will show you their appreciation and approval for simply having a colorful holiday Jeep spirit. Add to that, when we all return to Fiesta Island, we will be awarding an awesome SDJC Jeep trophy and prizes to the Jeep with the most eye-catching holiday spirit in our group.
Of course, we ask if you can please bring with you a brand new unwrapped toy of which we will be placing into Santa’s Toy Sled.
Important Event Times & Details:
Please arrive at Fiesta Island by 7:30am. Many of us will be there at 7:00am, feel free to join the early birds if you like.
Our Jeep convoy “GO” time for the USS Midway is 8:30am.
Our arrival time at the USS Midway will be 9:30am.
We must all be rolling our Jeeps off the Midway pier by 10:15am.
All Jeeps will depart the USS Midway pier individually (NO CONVOY) for our return trip to Fiesta Island.
When we return to Fiesta Island, we will be conducting our “Best Decorated Jeep Contest” as well as our “Ugliest Christmas Sweater Contest.”
Last, but certainly not least; a “FREE” USS Midway Museum general admission ticket will be given out to you and your family as a gesture of saying thanks for your generosity. These tickets are provided to us by the USS Midway Museum, and it is their way of saying THANK YOU for helping to support the US Marines and their Toys For Tots toy drive.
If you can't make this event you can drop off toys at any 4WheelParts store in San Diego county or ORW in El Cajon