The event will take place on November 30th. The fourth annual Estevan Mercury Teddy Bear Toss will take place during the game against the Kindersley Klippers.
The game starts at 7 PM. Fans can bring brand new or slightly used stuffed animals. They will toss the toys onto the ice when the home team scores their first goal.
The donated toys will go to The Salvation Army. “The success of the Teddy Bear Toss is a testament to the ongoing commitment of the Estevan hockey fans who, over the years, have donated thousands of stuffed animals, and the benefactors of the gifts are the underprivileged kids in our area,” said Estevan Mercury Publications publisher Rick Sadick to the Estevan Mercury.
The Salvation Army will also accept donations for their food bank. Major Heather Harbin from the Salvation Army said the Teddy Bear Toss is very important. The organization gives stuffed animals to kids and seniors. Everyone who receive such a donation are very happy an excited.
Even seniors say they are not ever too old to get a stuffed animal. Last year the Estevan Teddy Bear Toss gathered 1236 stuffed animals. The goal this year is to surpass this number.