Thomas Perkins founded the toy drive (Photo courtesy Dudley Perkins Company)

Thomas Perkins founded the toy drive (Photo courtesy Dudley Perkins Company)

Bay Area motorcycle clubs deliver toys to pediatric patients at SF General

A group of Bay Area motorcyclists will donate gifts and sing carols at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital this weekend, as part of the 33rd Annual Dudley Perkins Toy Run.

Thirty-three years ago motorcyclist Thomas Perkins was taken to General after an accident. After he recovered, he recruited 80 of his friends to drop off toys at the hospital on their motorbikes. Thomas’s son Chris now carries on the tradition.

The motorcycle clubs will ride down Potrero Avenue, and arrive at the hospital at 10:30 a.m. on Dec. 4. They will deliver toys and sing carols until noon.

The toys will be given to the pediatric patients in need at San Francisco General, and distributed at the hospital’s annual Children’s Holiday Part on Dec. 15 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.motorcycle clubspediatricstoy driveZuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

If you find our journalism valuable and relevant, please consider joining our Examiner membership program.
Find out more at www.sfexaminer.com/join/

Just Posted

Students in an after-school community hub move quickly through a social circle as they play a game at the Mission YMCA on Friday, May 7, 2021. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Parents scramble for ‘Summer Together’ spaces

City program offering free camps sees high demand, confusion over enrollment

The San Francisco Giants celebrate team legend Willie Mays' 90th birthday before taking on the San Diego Padres at Oracle Park on May 7, 2021 in San Francisco, California. (Photography by Chris Victorio | Special to the S.F. Examiner).
Willie Mays returns to the ballpark for a special birthday bash

Giants celebrate No. 24’s 90th in an intimate party for a few thousand friends

Legislation introduced by Assemblymember Phil Ting has expanded the range of people who can request a gun violence restraining order against someone. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Use of gun violence restraining orders continues to rise

For the fourth year in a row, the number of gun violence… Continue reading

The Port of San Francisco, which controls much of the The City’s waterfront, faces potential layoffs due to a financial crisis caused by the pandemic. 
Steven Ho/
Special to S.F. Examiner
In a financial ‘crisis,’ SF Port officials lobby for stimulus funding

Looking to right their financial ship, Port of San Francisco officials are… Continue reading

Police Chief Bill Scott on Wednesday said a rebranding and reoganization of the former Gang Task Force amounts to “more than just the name change.” (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Faced with surge in shootings, Chief Scott reenvisions SFPD’s Gang Task Force

New Community Violence Reduction Team adds officers with community-policing experience

Most Read