EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips), have announced that a total of 8,523 teddy bears and stuffed animals were donated and collected during their annual Teddy Bear Toss game presented by Jersey Mike’s – Evergreen Way, Dec. 2 against the Saskatoon Blades at XFINITY Arena.
The Silvertips hosted this year’s Teddy Bear Toss game in collaboration with Christmas House, Jersey Mike’s Evergreen Way, Broad Stroke Associates, Les Schwab Tires, and Warm 106.9. The Silvertips’ first goal of the night was scored by second year defenseman Montana Onyebuchi in the first period at 6:53. Following the goal, over 8,500 teddy bears and stuffed animals were thrown onto the ice by the 5,612 fans in attendance.
The Teddy Bear toss game is designed to collect donations and toys for organizations such as Christmas House, and give them to underprivileged families with children with ages varying from infant to 18 years of age.
Christmas House is a 100% volunteer non-profit organization that provides free stuffed animals and toys for low income families in Snohomish County during the holiday season. Christmas House is in their 37th year collecting donations and toys for families, and donates toys and stuffed animals for Christmas to underprivileged families.
The Silvertips have helped collect and donate over 25,000 stuffed animals since the return of Teddy Bear Toss to XFINITY Arena in 2015-16.
The Tips return to play Wednesday, hosting the Portland Winterhawks at 7:05pm (1380 AM / FM 95.3 / Tips App). Tickets are available at www.everettsilvertips.com/tickets.