Teddy Bear Tossing may look a little different this year, as teams are adjusting to league mandate and civic rules during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Newfoundland Growlers annual “Teddy Bear Toss” will look very different this year. But the team understands the importance of continuing this tradition.
Beginning today through December 11th, the Growlers will accept Teddy Bear and Toy donations to benefit the Salvation Army.
The Syracuse Crunch Stanley Steemer Teddy and Toy Toss Drive-Thru will allow fans to donate stuffed animals and toys for local children. Participating fans to designated locations and toss donations from their cars. The Crunch will only accept new stuffed animals and toys this season. All fans must wear a mask.
The Maine Mariners hosted a drive-through Teddy Bear Toss event outside of the Cross Insurance Arena on December 5th. The Mariners announced a month-long stuffed animal drive last week, in place of the annual on-ice “Toss.” The Mariners season has been cancelled due to COVID.
ECHL teams are working from a new league directive. Due to COVID-19 protocols fans are not permitted to throw stuffed animals on the ice. Teams like the Indy Fuel will keep the tradition of hope and charity alive in other ways. The Fuel are encouraging fans to bring new, unwrapped stuffed animals to “toss” them into bins in the lobby on opening night.
Teams on hiatus everywhere are keeping the tradition alive, like the Sarnia Sting.
Read more about the Teddy Bear Toss on Gameops.com
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67,300 bears & we won't stop counting! 🐻
We may have to pause the #Sting Teddy Bear Toss However we don't have to pause on giving to those who need! Thanks to @LambtonFord you can still drop off plush toys during the 2020 #Sarnia Santa Claus Parade
— Sarnia Sting (@StingHockey) November 30, 2020