Anthony Calloway has been a participant in the Chicago Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade for many years. He is a retired Veterans Administration computer operator, and a motorcycle rider who rides thousands of miles each year despite the fact that he lost his right leg in an accident when he was in his teens. He rides with his crutches mounted to the side of his Gold Wing.
This month's issue of "Wing World" magazine features a fascinating story about Anthony and his riding exploits.
We hope to see him in many more TFT Parades, and wish him many more years of riding adventures.
Monday, October 22 7pm
River Park Moose Lodge
Become a Chicago Parade volunteer at any meeting.
Chicago TFT Parade merchandise is available for sale at all meetings.
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TFT Parade member in Motorcycle Cannonball Run
Have you seen the new Shriner's Hospital TV commercials?
You may recognize a familiar face. One of the many children featured is the young lady who rode with Santa in the 2014 Chicago TFT Parade.
Support the Shriner's Hospitals, go to
TFT Parade assists Arianna Wings
Parade rider Anthony Calloway
42 days until The Parade Page updated 10-21-2018
Our next meetings...
PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO
THE CHICAGO MOTORCYCLE PARADE
The Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Organization will gladly accept not only your toy donations but also your generous financial gifts.
You may send your donations to our offices at
8900 South Odell Avenue, Bridgeview, Illinois, 60455.
Call our offices at 708-598-4909, or go to the "Meet The Board"
page (above) to contact any member of our Board of Directors.
Or just click here...
This website is dedicated to the memory of TFT Parade Member Ed May
who created the first Parade website, with Jack Voss, in 1999.
This format was designed by Sharon Allen, and is now maintained by Jack Voss.
Copyright 2018. Chicagoland Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade Org. All rights reserved.
Click here to visit the TFT Parade Store and purchase official TFT Parade merchandise.
Questions or comments about
The Parade or this website ?
Contact Jack at firstname.lastname@example.org
CHICAGOLAND TOYS FOR TOTS MOTORCYCLE PARADE MEETINGS/EVENTS
All dates are tentative. More events will be added.
The Rhine VFW is located at 5858 South Archer Avenue in Chicago.
The River Park Moose Lodge is located at 8601 Fullerton in River Grove, Illinois.
Monday, Oct. 22, 2018--North side Meeting River Park Moose 7PM
Friday, Oct. 26, 2018--4th General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Monday, Oct. 29, 2018--Tier Leader Meeting Fat Daddy's 7PM
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018--5th General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Monday, Nov.5, 2018--North side Meeting River Park Moose 7PM
Friday, Nov. 9, 2018--Military Appreciation Party Rhine VFW 7PM
Monday, Nov. 12, 2018--North side Meeting River Park Moose 7PM
Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018--Poster-Tagging Day on Western
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Monday, Nov. 26, 2018--North side Meeting River Park Moose 7PM
Friday, Nov. 30, 2018--7th General Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
SUNDAY, DEC. 2--41st CHICAGO TFT MOTORCYCLE PARADE 9:30AM
Friday, Dec. 7, 2018--De-Briefing Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2018--Board of Directors Meeting Rhine VFW 7PM
Friday, October 26 7pm South side
5858 South Archer
We recommend these coming events!
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BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2018
RHINE VFW 5858 SOUTH ARCHER
MEMBERS WELCOME! BEGINS AT 7:00pm
From the Lucky 13 Team, Fred Wacker, Joe Walano and TFT Parade member Frank Schiddel. Our little bike that could, covered 3412 miles over 16 days to finish first in class and second overall. This is the first Hedstrom Indian to complete all the miles in all the 5 motorcycle cannonballs. Thanks for all the help and support.
For a complete listing of Chicago area motorcycle events and more go to
THE 41ST ANNUAL
TOYS FOR TOTS
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2018
Dan Ryan Woods Starts at 9:30am
To request a toy, you must mail an actual letter to us, for we do not accept emails, texts, or fax. Your letter must contain a brief description of the need, along with the age and genders of the children and the contact information. All toy requests are thoroughly examined and vetted by volunteers of our Toy Committee. All letters must be in our hands by December 20.
Send your letter to:
Chicago Toys For Tots Motorcycle Parade
P.O. Box 388500
Chicago, IL, 60638
Toys For Tots
Celebrating our 40th year !
"The World's Greatest Motorcycle Parade" is an annual tradition in Chicago on the first Sunday in December.
Each year 40,000 to 50,000 motorcycle riders come to Chicago to ride together and donate toys to needy children.
All motorcyclists are welcome to participate in The Parade, provided they meet the following two requirements. Every rider must bring at least one new, unwrapped toy to donate, and each motorcycle must display a current license plate.
And please consider becoming a TFT Parade volunteer. It takes many hands to organize The Chicago TFT Parade.
Help is always needed. Thanks for your support!
TOYS FOR TOTS
Thank you Toys for Tots Motorcycle Parade once again for aiding Arianna Wings.
This is our sixth year for Andy and me working with Kelly, and for your generous donations of Toys and product for this worthy cause, to aid families financial strains, due to mounting medical expenses. Once again we were able to raise quite a bit of monies last night for the featured child this year Kinzingtyn Roozee aka Kinzee! Her family, Arianna Wings, and we appreciate your continued kindness! Thanks!
Robert "Cooch" Kuczera TFT #129
Andy Strzemp TFT #397
Kelly Roberts /Arianna Wings Director
Santa's passenger in TV ads
Here is the latest news from the 2018 Motorcycle Cannonball Run, the competition for motorcycles made before 1929. Over 100 riders started in Portland, Maine and traveled over 3500 miles to Portland, Oregon.
How to request toys.