EVERETT, Wash. – The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) have partnered with Jersey Mike’s – Evergreen Way, Les Schwab Tires, Broad Stroke Associates, Christmas House and Warm 106.9 to again host Teddy Bear Toss for the fourth year in a row, Saturday Dec. 15 at in downtown Everett at Angel of the Winds Arena, at 7:05 pm against the Seattle Thunderbirds.
The Silvertips Teddy Bear Toss, a renewed tradition, is designed to collect new or gently used stuffed animals to donate to support the Christmas House organization along with distribution assistance from WARM 106.9’s Teddy Bear Patrol. Once the Silvertips score their first goal of then evening, fans in attendance are encouraged to throw their teddy bears onto the ice, to be collected and distributed to Christmas House and WARM 106.9 in support of underprivileged families and children during the holiday season.
Christmas House is a 100% volunteer based non-profit organization located in Everett, Washington that provides teddy bears and gifts for qualifying, low income families throughout Snohomish County. Last year Christmas House provided over 55,700 gifts to nearly 9,000 children. The Warm 106.9 Teddy Bear Patrol Supplies teddy bears to area hospitals, fire departments, police stations, social services and other organizations to give to children in high stress or frightening situations.
Last year Montana Onyebuchi found the back of the net less than six minutes into the first period, scoring what would be the game winner as Carter Hart blanked the Saskatoon Blades, a 4-0 win, and beginning the toss. Over 8,500 bears were collected that night at AOTW arena.
Fans in attendance are strongly encouraged to bring their stuffed animal wrapped inside a plastic bag or to utilize stuffed animal wrapping stations around AOTW Arena prior to throwing them on the ice, to prevent excessive moisture collection on each stuffed animal as it makes contact with the ice surface.
If the Silvertips do not score their first goal of the game within the first pair of 20 minute periods, fans will be asked to throw their teddy bears onto the ice during the second intermission, replacing the intermission’s Chuck-A-Puck activity.
The Silvertips encourage fans to predict the Teddy Bear Toss goal scorer through a contest hosted on the Tips Mobile App, launching Monday. One randomly selected winner who correctly predicts the Silvertips Teddy Bear Toss goal scorer will receive a signed picture of the goal scorer AND a $50 gift card to the Silvertips Team Store.
Tickets remain on sale with an extremely limited amount available in the lower level of A.O.T.W. Arena. A “ticket and toss” bear combo offer for as low as $17 is available at www.everettsilvertips.com/teddybeartoss or by calling (425) 252-5100.
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