Benjamin Smiles Toy Run. July 14th, 2019 This annual event raises funds to provide toys and supplies for the children and their families staying at Blank Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald House. This is once in a lifetime experience to get to hand deliver the donations to the Ronald McDonald house. Both motorcycles and vehicles are welcome. We are accepting donations up till the day of the Toy Run. They accept all toys except stuffed animals. Cash, Check or Gift Cards can be donated if you can't purchase toys for whatever reason, we will purchase them for you. We hope to see you there!For anyone wondering how The Benjamin Smiles Toy Run started: Benjamin was Peggy Curtis's(Motorclothes Manager) nephew. He was six years old when he passed away. The greatest thing about Benjamin was that he loved to smile. If you ask someone what the greatest memory of Benjamin was, they will answer quickly, "His Smile."Benjamin was diagnosed with cancer, Christmas Eve, 1998, and passed away the day before Thanksgiving 1999. The immediate family spent Benjamin's last year at The Ronald McDonald House in Salt Lake City, Utah (when he was not hospitalized). During that year, Vicki, Benjamin's mother spent a lot of time sewing. She made Benjamin a quilt and pillow. Benjamin picked out the fabrics, he loved bright, funky fabrics. He would have his mother make pillows for his friends. A small pillow, something to hold on to, but capable of many washings, is a great gift to a sick child. Many times that pillow will also bring comfort to a heartsick parent. The family is thankful for everyday of Benjamin's life that was given to them. They realize the heartache that childhood cancer brings to many. Benjamin's family desire is to spread Benjamin's Smiles across the country with the pillows.Every child and sibling at Blank children's Hospital receives a pillow, handmade pillowcase with the Benjamin Smiles Tag and a Toy. All supplies raised go to the Ronald McDonald house to provide for the families staying there.
Centerville Bike NIght 4th Friday of Every Month, May-AugustLocated on the Centerville Square.