Ride for Children Event

Saturday, Oct 1, Qualcomm Stadium

If you can help at all or part of this event let President Dave know at:

From the email sent to SDKC about this event:

Subject:Ride for Children & Expo Charity Event

Mr. Dave Corning and the San Diego Kite Club,

Our veteran sponsor, the Green Knights MMC 117 and Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego are hosting the “Inaugural Ride for Children” to benefit children with critical illness and trauma. Our event is Saturday, October 1st from 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM at Qualcomm Stadium: 9449 Friar’s Rd, San Diego, CA 92108.  We are advertising the event with the Union Tribune Newspaper, Local Television, radio and we will appear on Good Morning San Diego September 24th.  We expect a crowd of 15-20,000 to attend this event this year based on our current ticket sales and advertising campaigns. Our demographics are targeted at 10 years of age and up but predominately to those who are 18-35 to include our San Diego military community and young families. Our charity brings awareness to children with critical illness and trauma: children that are too frail or hurt to participate in Make a Wish or other charities that provide interactive events for children battling disease or injury. Visit our website atwww.gkmmc117rideforchildren.eventbrite.com  We would like to invite the San Diego Kite Club to participate in this year’s event with a presence and display for the public. You would be a big hit with the kids and participation is free. If you might consider participating in this wonderful cause, please contact me at:jarnn@rchsd.org   If you take a look at our logo and the main entrance sculpture, ‘Inspiration Fountain’, you will see we are all about children and kites. I sincerely hope your group will consider participating with us.

Our family friendly event will consist of:

  • Benefit Run for Car and Motorcycle enthusiasts (Hosted by the Green Knights MMC 117)
  • Classic, Hotrod Cars, big Trucks, and Motorcycle Show (over 200 cars, trucks and bikes, sponsored by the San Diego Auto Museum)
  • Amy Burkman (Live Artist, Art with a Heart)
  • Live Music courtesy of Gig Town
  • The San Diego Charger Girls (performance and meet and greet)
  • American Ninja Warrior Competitor – Super Beast, Mitch Ryan
  • The Star Wars Society – Star Wars Characters (Meet and greet with photo opportunities)
  • National Championship San Diego Enforcer Semi-Pro Law Enforcement Football Team
  • Enforcer Girls Cheerleaders (performance)
  • In the Midst 777 Rock Group, Koda Sound,  Jackstones and Seeking Alpha (These are some great local bands donating their time for children with critical illness and trauma)
  • Marching Aztecs Drumline (performance which will be amazing. They will also perform in our tribute honoring the military, police, fire, and rescue “Hometown Heroes”)
  • Hot Dog Kustoms Pin striping and lettering
  • Boomers Fun Park
  • Dave and Busters
  • Monster Energy
  • Chilies Restaurant
  • Home Depot
  • Merchants and Artists
  • Local Top Rated Food (Big Devs, Super Q, Flippin Pizza, Delishdogs, Bobo Munchies, BnB Kettlecorn, Sweet Treat Trucks, Cali Snow all giving a percentage to Rady Children’s Hospital)
  • Special Performances (by De Leon Aerial Acrobatic Team and Freestyle Martial Arts Team)
  • Motorcycle (courtesy El Cajon Indian Motorcycle, Glenn Bagge and DGM Raffles, Dominique Goodman) and other opportunity drawings and Silent Auctions
  • CHET Helicopter and Ambulance
  • Military – Police – Fire and Rescue Static Displays honoring our veterans and community service professionals
  • USMC Color Guard
  • Matt Billman, Broadway Musical Star (National Anthem with a complete chorus ensemble and the Marching Aztecs)
  • Dozer the Surfing Bulldog
  • Chopper the Biker Dog
  •      iFly Indoor Skydiving
  • Kids Events, Laser tag, Kids Fun Zone, Face Artists, balloon twisters and kid friendly contests
  •  Kings Fun Time ( Donated bouncers, slides, and obstacle course inflatables for the kids)
  • Wow Bubbles (Parachute Rocket and Pirate Ship)
  • Steam Makers Workshop (Kids get to build rocket ships and launch them into space with air and other cool interactive events)
  • Pretend Inc (Life size balloon sculptures – see their life size balloon Harley Davidson
  • Best in show contest for cars and motorcycles (courtesy S&S Trophies, Santee 6 trophies for cars and 6 trophies for bikes)
  •  Display by Toyota of San Diego
  •  Display by Ford of El Cajon
  •  Display by Racers Against Drunk Driving
  • KSON and Sunny 98.1 Live Broadcast

Thank you,