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Pinellas Toy Run roars through streets of Dunedin

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Sunday's 32nd Annual Suncoast Brotherhood Toy Run collected toys for foster kids in Pinellas County. Sunday's 32nd Annual Suncoast Brotherhood Toy Run collected toys for foster kids in Pinellas County.
DUNEDIN (FOX 13) -

Approximately 3,000 motorcycles filled the streets of Dunedin Sunday for the 32nd Annual Suncoast Brotherhood Toy Run.

The event got underway at noon as the procession of bikes carrying presents stretched for three miles.

The toys collected are distributed to foster children all over Pinellas County.

"Each bike had a toy on the back some more than one," said ‘Just Jeff' Carpinsky, a Suncoast Brotherhood board member. "A lot of the foster kids are teenagers so our group brings video games and the big thing these days are gift cards."

The Toy Run ended with a party, raffle and other fun stuff at the American Legion Post 275 on Wilson St.

The charity event started in 1980 and is considered the longest running and most successful run in Pinellas County.

Carpinsky says they have never had an accident or incident in the history of their event.

Sunday morning law enforcement set up barricades and provided an escort for the group as the run created a parade-like atmosphere.

The party at the American Legion Post lasted several hours as more toys trickled in.

Carpinsky: "Our goal is to give some less fortunate kids a good holiday. This toy run is the best thing in the world to me."

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