For the past two years, the San Diego Sqooterheads have joined San Diego's major LGBTQ sports leagues in sponsoring this very fun and very worthy cause. This year sees the return of the SD American Flag Football League, SD Hoops Basketball, SD Tennis Federation, SAGA Ski/Snowboard, Armada Rugby, High Rollers Bowling League ... and the San Diego Sqooterheads!! This year will also have a new addition to the mixer with the San Diego Frontrunners/Walkers.
All are coming together to GIVE BACK all we can to the KIDS!! We are giving back to 3 awesome charities in just one night -- Youth Programs at The Center SD, students of Memorial Preparatory Academy in Logan Heights, and the Imperial Court de San Diego TOYS for KIDS Drive.
All guests to this free event are encouraged to bring unwrapped toys, which go towards the Imperial Court's TOYS for KIDS drive. And there are raffle drawings for great prizes all night long, with 100% of the proceeds going to The Center youth programs and Memorial Prep.
As a major sponsor of this event, we get a couple minutes to speak to the hundreds who will be attendance about the Sqooterheads and the joy of scootering, possibly recruiting a few new members! We'll also contribute a raffle prize. And we will be able to display a poster about the Sqooterheads and run the video of our historic ride in the Pride Parade. Plus, we'll get to line up our scooters near the entrance to 1202 and show them off to all the attendees.
Each sport league will also introduce themselves and provide a raffle prize. Also, representatives of the charities will speak, including a representative of The Center SD, Principal Barajas-Aguirre of Memorial Prep, and Big Mike for the Imperial Court Toys for Tots Drive.
At our December 5 Holiday Lights Happy Hump Day Ride we'll decide on what raffle prize we want to provide.
For added fun this year, Santa and his elves will be present, with Scott Donald doing photography, DJ Marcel providing music for the night, and everyone's favorite friendly host, Russ Edra. Plus, free appetizers from The Range and drink specials all night.
This amazing event is the brainchild of one of my closest friends, Junior Buendia, who is a young leader in San Diego's GLBTQ sports community and founded a group of GLBTQ athletes called the Stunnas to promote GLBTQ sports and giving back to the community.
At this event, more hot GLBTQ athletes gather together under one roof for worthy causes than at any other time during the year.
Message from Junior: "Thank you very much to everyone for their participation and support. Together we all make up a GREAT team!! I really appreciate it!"