Records are made to be broken and it appears in the Tossed Bear category the Hershey Bears have done the unthinkable.
The Calgary Hitmen set a then record of 28,815 stuffed toys in a single game, on December 6, 2015, with a sell-out crowd at the Scotiabank Saddledome. The annual event has collected almost 350,000 bears in Calgary as of early December 2018.
On December 3, 2017, the Hershey Bears collected 25,017 stuffed animals. In the following season, Hershey beat the previous mark by collecting 34,798 stuffed animals on December 2, 2018. The event also inspired philanthropists in Hershey to pledge cash donations per toy collected.
Read more about the Teddy Bear Toss in our special PULSE article.
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