By Laurie Montoya, Editor and Publisher of Motorcycle Rider News

School is just around the corner, and every year parents and families struggle to provide the necessary school supplies to enable children to flourish and learn.  Many children go to school without the required school supplies items in their backpack and start Day 1 with a disadvantage. 

Parents in the Vegas community are no different than families nationwide who want to provide their children the best education and tools to learn.  The pandemic has caused teachers, schools unable to fill in the deficiencies as they focus their funds on COVID-related upgrades.

On July 24th, the Chicano Soul MC, Los Villanos, Full Throttle Law, and La Gran Familia hosted their 1st annual school supply drive and car/bike show in the parking lot at the Full Throttle Law office in Henderson.   The planning that it takes to put on an event of this size must be recognized, as it was clear this event took months of planning and careful thought.

Cars, bikes, food trucks, vendors, DJ, and Calpulli Tlatelolco offered a blessing and entertained the crowd with traditional dances, as the school supplies came rolling in.  It was a fantastic turnout for Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School, which is located in North Las Vegas and has about 700 students in PK-5th grade. 

The car and bike shows were off the chain, with car clubs coming from all over Las Vegas to enter this competition, but knowing that while the competition would be stiff, they were there for a great cause.  Students at Reynaldo Martinez Elementary School.   The school’s is about 95% minority students, and 100% are economically disadvantaged students.