45,650 stuffed toys had been donated on Teddy Bear Toss night time. (Photograph: Caroline O’Connor/Hershey Bears)
Whereas fans of the Detroit Crimson Wings could keep in mind the considerably barbaric custom of throwing octopus on the ice throughout the NHL playoffs, these attending the Hersey Bears hockey sport on Sunday obtained to throw one thing a bit extra cuddly.
Fans in the stands threw stuffed animals onto the ice, and all for charity. And the announcers’ play-by-play makes it that a lot better:
The Pennsylvania-based skilled hockey crew hosted its annual Teddy Bear Toss night time. After the residence crew scored their first objective, fans had been invited to chuck their stuffed animals onto the rink.
After 40 minutes of fluff-tossing mayhem, the crew collected 45,650 stuffed toys from the ice. They are going to be divided amongst 40 native charities for the vacation season.
As well as, Neighborhood Help Pennsylvania is donating 25 cents per toy to the charities, and the Sweigart Household Basis will donate $1 per toy to learn Kids’s Miracle Community Hospitals.
It was a record-breaking 12 months for stuffed animal donations for the Bears, besting final 12 months’s complete by 10,000 toys.
And to prime the night time off, the Hersey Bears managed a late comeback of their sport and ended up with a victory in time beyond regulation.
Stuffed animals, massive and small, sailed by way of the air and can now discover their approach to kids in want this vacation season. (Photograph: Caroline O’Connor/Hershey Bears)
Hockey fans throw 45,000 stuffed animals on the ice for charity
Fans at a Hershey Bears hockey sport threw stuffed animals on the ice so that they might be donated to charities.