Anthony Dills, a 13-year-old from Rocky Face, Ga., received a teddy bear from the Unwanted Motorcycle Club during his stay at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger on Christmas Eve. (Photo: Contributed)

For the ninth year in a row, members of the Unwanted Motorcycle Club visited patients on Christmas Eve at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.


“We come every Christmas Eve and give a teddy bear to every patient at the hospital,” club treasurer Russ Robbins said in a prepared statement. “It is a privilege for us to be here and be able to do it. Just to see the smiles and families getting excited is very rewarding.”

Twenty motorcyclistsin leather vests and chaps came into the hospital carrying teddy bears, according to a news release.

And members of the club contribute in other ways, according to the release.

This year, through their annual poker run, motorcycle club members raised $7,000 for Children’s Hospital. Members donated that money in honor of the club’s founder and Children’s Hospital supporter, Terry Yates.

Fire, police and military members formed the Unwanted Motorcycle Club to share their interest in riding motorcycles and to honor “noble professions,” according to the news release.