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Hershey Bears Release 2019-20 Promo Schedule

Individual tickets for all games, including key promotional nights, go on sale to the public Monday, Aug. 26 at 10 a.m

The Hershey Bears announced today the club's promotional schedule for the upcoming 2019-20 season. The schedule features the world-famous CommunityAid Teddy Bear Toss, four Hersheypark Pass Nights, exclusive promotional items including the return of a bobblehead giveaway, as well as specialty jersey auctions to help support great causes.

The Bears open the 2019-20 campaign on home ice on Saturday, Oct. 5 vs. the rival Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. The puck drops at 7 p.m., but fans are encouraged to arrive early for the return of the popular Home Opener Red Carpet Event. Additionally, that evening features a PNC Bank Magnet Schedule giveaway for the first 8,000 fans. Opening weekend festivities continue the following evening as the Bears host the Providence Bruins at 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6. That evening is the first of the club's Hersheypark Pass Nights. All fans in attendance will receive a one-day admission to Hersheypark valid through July 31, 2020. 

The club will host three other Hersheypark Pass Nights on Jan. 8, Feb. 25, Mar. 18. 

After setting a world record in 2018, the popular CommunityAid Teddy Bear Toss returns to the Giant Center on Sunday, Dec. 1 vs. Hartford. In a sight that truly must be seen in person, fans help kids in need for the holiday season by bringing a new teddy bear or stuffed animal to throw on the ice after Hershey’s first goal. Last year, the Bears gained attention across the globe by collecting 34,798 teddy bears for charity, smashing the previous Teddy Bear Toss world record held by the Calgary Hitmen. 

The Bears will wear specialty jerseys four times in 2019-20 with the first coming on Hockey Fights Cancer Night on Nov. 16. The club will also wear throwback jerseys on Hall of Fame Night on Dec. 15. The team will sport Chocolate-Covered jerseys as part of Chocolate-Covered February on Feb. 1, and also wear St. Patrick's Day jerseys on Mar. 18. All specialty jersey evenings will feature a post-game auction to raise money for charity. 

Giveaways included on this year's promotional schedule include the return of UGI Bobblehead Night for the first 5,000 fans on Wednesday, Mar. 25 vs. Lehigh Valley. More details on the design of the bobblehead will be unveiled in the coming months. 

Individual tickets for all regular-season home games go on sale to the general public on Monday, August 26 at 10 a.m. at the box office or online via TicketmasterSeason Ticket Holders will receive information regarding an exclusive presale on individual tickets via mail in the coming days.

All promotional nights are subject to change, and events may be added to the schedule prior to the start of the season. For the latest information, visit HersheyBears.com.