Douglas Street Rods held their first Rodder/Biker night July 13, with new President Danny Escarcega.
The club was founded in 1995 with 12 members including Escarcega’s older brother Pie. With his brother passing the torch down to him and 16 members Escarcega hopes to bring the club back to its former glory.
“Growing up in Douglas we all could remember how the community came together for an event, for support or even a tragedy. We need to somehow get the community to come together again,” Escarcega said.
It was brought to the club’s attention by club member Felix Bernal; that the Robles’, a local family, was having a toy drive for Tucson Medical Center.
The Robles’s had experienced remarkable care and support from the staff at TMC, when their youngest child Rene Robles was admitted to the hospital last July.
Two club members had experienced the same high quality of care that the TMC staff showed the Robles family, Escarcega said. “It was a no brainer to help out the Robles’,” he added.
On July 14 Escarcega along with Bernal presented the Robles family with a $200 check to be used to purchase toys for TMC’s pediatric department.
“We as a club are all about supporting our community and the people in it,” said Escarcega.
The club will be having more events in the future in hopes of drawing more of a crowd and to bring the community together, he added.
“Although I am the youngest member and youngest president, I look to the remaining original members including my brother to guide me along the way to make sound decisions for the best interest of the club,” Escarcega said.