(Teddy) Bears Galore! Hershey Bears Conduct Annual Teddy Bear Toss in Sunday Matinee, Set World Record


Photo: @JoeStaley33

While their NHL affiliate was finishing an early matinee game against the Anaheim Ducks, the Hershey Bears were playing one of their own in Hershey. Today also marked the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss game, in partnership with CommunityAid and WGAL, in which fans bring stuffed bears to donate to less fortunate children for the holidays. 

The Bears collected a then-team record 25,017 bears last season in a thrilling overtime victory over the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins (today’s game was held against the Binghamton Devils), and it was recently announced that the team broke the world record of 28,815  bears, collected by the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League in 2015 with the collection of 34,798 bears in Sunday’s game.

The Bears had collected a total of 106,476 bears since 2012 and certainly added to that total today. This year’s goal came on a goal from Riley Barber and Giant Center erupted in a series of cheers and bears!

Photo: Hershey Bears

By Michael Fleetwood

About Michael Fleetwood

Michael Fleetwood was born into a family of diehard Capitals fans and has been watching games as long as he can remember. He was born the year the Capitals went to their first Stanley Cup Final, and is a diehard Caps fan, the owner of the very FIRST Joe Beninati jersey and since then, has met Joe himself. His favorite player became former Capital Nate Schmidt after he met Schmidt in a Hershey hotel while in Hershey PA to see the Bears play, shortly after Schmidt was injured during a conditioning stint. Michael is also a fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Orioles, and enjoys photography, watching WildEarth TV's SafariLive live safaris, and watching animals in his spare time. (Photo by Adam Vingan in 2014 at the Capitals Development Camp).
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One Response to (Teddy) Bears Galore! Hershey Bears Conduct Annual Teddy Bear Toss in Sunday Matinee, Set World Record

  1. Pingback: Hershey Bears Break Teddy Bear Toss World Record (Photos) | NoVa Caps

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