The holiday season is almost here and this means it’s time for the annual Teddy Bear Toss events in sports. And the big names are ready for it.
Among them is the hockey team of the Calgary Hitmen. They announced their annual Teddy Bear Toss event for 2019 will be on Sunday, December 1st.
That’s when at 4 PM MT they play against the Red Deer Rebels. General admission tickets in the third level are available for only $9.99 for kids 12 and under and $14.99 for adults (plus applicable fees and taxes).
This year the Teddy Bear Toss event is even more special for the Calgary Hitmen. They will celebrate their 25th annual Teddy Bear Toss.
As a result, the Calgary Hitmen want to mark the occasion properly. “Our fans have supported this terrific cause since day one and have told us they want the record back,” said Hitmen Assistant Manager of Business Operations Rob Kerr in a release. “A full building that sees everyone bring two stuffed animals to toss on the ice after our first goal would break the record. It would also accomplish the greater goal of helping more than 60 local agencies this holiday season including the Alberta Children’s Hospital and Salvation Army.”
The Calgary Hitmen want to take back their World Record for Teddy Bear Toss events. The AHL’s Hershey Bears set a new mark last season of 34,798.
Since the inaugural toss on Dec. 16, 1995, the Hitmen, with the support of their partners and fans, have collected 377,583 stuffed toys for Calgary and area community groups. If all goes to plan and they get more than 35 000 plushies this year, the total number will go well beyond 400 000 stuffed animals.