Bear Toss Alternatives

Thunderbirds and Stingrays give two examples of pandemic alternatives for the touch-free Teddy Bear Toss.

Here are a couple more twists on the Pandemic Era Teddy Bear Toss.

First from the the Springfield Thunderbirds. They were able to bring in more than 1000 bears with this drive through variation. The drive through featured their mascot, front office and players encouraging fans to participate.

This year’s toss will be a bit different from years past, but hopefully just as fun! Instead of tossing the bears onto the ice after the first T-Birds first goal, we’re asking fans to bring their bears down and ‘toss’ them out of their vehicles at the Teddy Bear Toss Drive Thru brought to you by Teddy Bear Pools & Spas. Boomer, the Nicebox Icebox, and front office staff will be waiting to collect your donations with the hope of collecting thousands of bears. The Thunderbirds will also be accepting bears at their office, Monday thru Thursday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, or you can drop off your bear at Teddy Bear Pools & Spas at 41 East Street in Chicopee, the Springfield Visitor Center at 1319 Main St, Springfield, MA 01103 or at New Valley Bank’s new headquarters located in Monarch Place in downtown Springfield. 

Teddy bears & stuffed animals will then be properly sanitized and donated to local charities to spread cheer during the holiday season. Past recipients of bears have included Square One, The Ronald McDonald House, Baystate Children’s Hospital, and more.

They didn’t waste any time passing them out either. Included in the post were visits distributing some of the new bears…with children’s smiles shining right though the masks.

In South Carolina the Stingrays have opted for a no-bear virtual toss.  Ticket packages include a donation for bears to be purchased and distributed for the charity.

Teddy Bear Toss Night will be Saturday, December 19th presented by Crews Chevrolet.
While this night will look a little different, it will be just as impactful with all the teddy bears being donated to local non-profit organizations: Sarah’s Cares and Lowcountry Orphan Relief.

  • Ticket & Teddy Bear: $20 – Entry into the game and donates a Teddy Bear to Sarah’s Cares and Lowcounty Orphan Relief.
  • Balcony Ticket: $15 – Game only ticket.
  • Teddy Bear Donation $5 – This option is a straight donation used to purchase teddy bears for both Sarah’s Cares and Lowcountry Orphan Relief.
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