HERSHEY BEARS TO HOST 21ST GIANT TEDDY BEAR TOSS ON JAN. 29
The Hershey Bears will host the GIANT Teddy Bear Toss on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at GIANT Center at 3 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used teddy bears and plush toys to the game to be thrown on the ice when the Bears score their first goal.
This season’s GIANT Teddy Bear Toss marks the 21st event in team history. In 2022, Hershey collected a world-record of 52,341 plush toys. The club has collected an estimated 322,199 plush toys since 2001.
As part of the club's Hershey Bears Cares initiative, which showcases the philanthropic activities and volunteer efforts of Bears players and staff members throughout the community, teddy bears and stuffed animals are collected and donated to more than 35 local organizations, including Dauphin County Children and Youth, Bethesda Mission, Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg, Palmyra Lions Club, and Autism Society Greater Harrisburg Area. Additionally, the Sweigart Family Foundation has pledged that if the Bears surpass their total from last season of 52,341 teddy bears, that they will make a $50,000 donation to Children's Miracle Network.
There is no limit on how many teddy bears fans can bring, as each donation helps to bring comfort and a smile to a child in need.
A limited number of tickets for the Teddy Bear Toss Game are currently available, and the game is expected to sell out. For tickets and additional information about the Hershey Bears, please visit HersheyBears.com.