The Teddy Bear Toss events continue to gather huge number of donations. The Kitchener Rangers game got over 10 000 stuffed animals.
Last night the Kitchener Rangers game had the biggest ever Teddy Bear Toss at The Aud, CTV News reports. The Rangers won the game 5-2. The real winner though were the children in need as fans brought along thousands of stuffed animals to donate to them.
A total of 10 190 stuffed animals were thrown onto the ice after the Rangers scored the first goal of the match. The 10,190 stuffed animals collected during the Teddy Bear Toss was a new all-time high for the Rangers. It surpassed the former record of 9,882 stuffies collected last year. The Rangers have now collected 121,744 stuffed animals over 21 seasons of Teddy Bear Toss games. The collected stuffies will be given to local charity organization and will be distributed to children in need for the holidays.
“It was unbelievable. I can’t describe the feeling,” 17-year-old Connor Bunnaman said after the game. “It feels really good,” said Bunnaman. “(The goal) was a long time coming, so it’s good to get one, but even better to get the other two. The Teddy Bear goal was exciting because of all the charity it helps, so it’s great.”
— Kitchener Rangers (@OHLRangers) December 9, 2015
Here is a short video from the Rangers’ official Instagram profile:
A video posted by Kitchener Rangers Hockey Club (@ohlrangers) on
There is also a great video from a fan: