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ROSARITO BEACH - Harley Riders Donate to 300 childeren

ROSARITO BEACH, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO---More than 250 motorcyclists from the U.S. donated backpacks and other items for 300 Rosarito school children at this weekend's annual Harley Charity Run.

As well as the school supplies, bicycles and toys were among the items donated, said Leticia Gonzalez, director of DIF, the city's family social services agency, who helped coordinate the event.

Ride organizers Martin and Sonia Resendez said the concept was developed years ago when during a motorcycle tour to the area they learned of the needs of some of the city children. Since, the city and charity run have become part of their lives.

"We are very grateful for the donation from the Harley riders," said Rosarito Mayor Hugo Torres. "The goodwill from U.S. citizens, both those who visit and those who now live here, is deeply appreciated."

This year a convoy of motorcyclists and vehicles carrying donations rode from Otay Mesa to Rosarito with a special escort. The Harley Run also included a celebration at the popular club Papas & Beers.

Ron Raposa

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