Teddy Bear Toss Back in Everett After 12 Years

December 13, 2015

Events in Everett, Everett Sports

Teddy Bear toss

The Teddy Bear Toss is back next Saturday! 

The first season the Everett Silvertips played hockey in Everett they tried a teddy bear toss. The night was Saturday December 13th and there were teddy bears placed in seats all around the arena. The rules are simple. People bring teddy bears to the game that afterward will be donated to charity. As soon as the home team scores their 1st goal, fans toss the teddy bears onto the ice. The problem was the Silvertips hadn’t scored a goal and fans were becoming a bit unruly and doing odd things to the teddy bears. Once the 2nd period was scoreless the Silvertips invited the fans to toss the teddy bears onto the ice at the intermission. The Tips haven’t repeated the teddy bear toss in a dozen years but that all changes next Saturday night, December 19th, as the Silvertips bring back the Teddy Bear Toss. Here’s everything you need to know…

Everett Silvertips mascot

Please don’t toss Lincoln onto the ice.

The Everett Silvertips (@WHLSilvertips) are scheduled to host their “Teddy Bear Toss” game at XFINITY Arena on Saturday, Dec. 19 against the Vancouver Giants, starting at 7:05 p.m. Designed to help deliver plush animals to underprivileged kids through local charity, the game will call for fans in attendance to simultaneously through their own teddy bear onto the ice immediately following the first Silvertips goal.

The event coordinates with the Silvertips Christmas House Holiday drive for the month of December, returning a tradition to Everett that has swept through professional and major junior hockey venues across North America. All fans in attendance are strongly encouraged to bring a new or gently used stuffed animal and will be prompted to toss all teddy bears and stuffed animals onto the ice simultaneously, when the Silvertips score their first goal of the game.

Fans can bring their own bears or purchase a ticket and bear combo to participate. Bears must be new or gently used, and are strongly encouraged to be wrapped in plastic in advance of the game. The Silvertips will also host wrapping stations along the concourse of XFINITY Arena, a service to fans free of charge. Multiple prizes will be awarded during the game including $500 cash to one lucky fan in attendance, who tosses their bear on the ice.

In partnership with the Silvertips, the Warm 106.9 Teddy Bear Patrol supplies teddy bears to area hospitals, police and fire departments, social service agencies and other organizations working with children in very stressful and frightening situations. They have made 27 deliveries so far in 2015, delivering over 10,000 bears.

Christmas House, coordinating with all Silvertips home games in December, is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization in Everett that provides an opportunity for qualifying, low-income, Snohomish County parents to select free holiday gifts for their children age infant – 18 years old.

Last year, Christmas House provided more than 55,700 gifts to 8,970 children from 3,060 families. Every Silvertips fan in attendance who donates a toy or cash contribution of at least five dollars will be entered into a drawing for the chance to win a variety of prizes, including autographed memorabilia.  Fans who make a donation will also get a limited edition Silvertips poster. Snohomish County Les Schwab Tire Centers will also serve as an alternative donation site.

Ticket and bear combos for Teddy Bear Toss offer a lower level (green) ticket for just $23 or an upper level (red) ticket for $19, which include a complimentary teddy bear suitable for throwing onto the ice.

BUY TICKETS HERE: www.everettsilvertips.com/teddybeartoss


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One Response to “Teddy Bear Toss Back in Everett After 12 Years”

  1. Mark Warren Says:

    I had a giggle at ‘and doing odd things to the teddy bears’…

    Is it a ‘plushy’ thing?