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     August 9, 2018      #12-220 RLn
 
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Harbor Harley Davidson Club gives more than 300 backpacks with school supplies to Barton Hill Elementary students. From left to right, Frank Valencia, Chris Valencia and Antonio Medina.

Service and Connection

Servicio y conexión

By Terelle Jerricks, Managing Editor

The San Pedro Harbor Area Pirates, a Barton Hill Harley Davidson club, reminded me of what marriage and fatherhood can do to mature a man.

The club’s president, Chris Valencia, sent me a press release about their July 14 backpack giveaway at Barton Hill Elementary School. The club had just hosted a softball tournament featuring motorcycle clubs from as far away as Indio and San Diego. As a result, they were able to purchase three times as many backpacks and school supplies as they did the first year the club started giving the school supplies to the students of Barton Hill Elementary.

Club President Valencia, 45, Vice President Frank ...

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