The Old Mission Beach Athletic Club held its annual event to collect bicycles and toys for some of those San Diego-based military members who are struggling to make ends meet.
“Our junior enlisted members are our lowest paid members of the military and they struggle the most. So every little bit helps them,” said Sonny Peterson with the 8th Annual Armed Forces YMCA Toy and Bike Drive.
The group collected donations Monday at the Bahia Hotel on Mission Bay Drive.
In 2014, 175 bikes were handed out. The group aims to beat that by at least one.
OMBAC accepts unwrapped toys, bicycles, checks or gift cards as part of the annual event.
For more information on the Armed Forces YMCA, visit their Facebook page.