Silvertips Teddy Bear Toss Saturday Night Against Seattle

December 11, 2018

Events in Everett

Teddy Bear toss

Teddy Bears fly through the air during a game in 2015.

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Players help collect the teddy bears.

It’s a pretty amazing sight when Teddy Bears fly through the air and land on the ice at an Everett Silvertips game after the home team scores their first goal of the night. That tradition continues Saturday night as the Tips bring back the Teddy Bear Toss. Here’s more.

The Everett Silvertips have partnered with Jersey Mike’s – Evergreen Way, Les Schwab Tires, Broad Stroke Associates, Christmas House and Warm 106.9 to again host Teddy Bear Toss for the fourth year in a row, Saturday Dec. 15 at in downtown Everett at Angel of the Winds Arena, at 7:05 pm against the Seattle Thunderbirds.

The Silvertips Teddy Bear Toss, a renewed tradition, is designed to collect new or gently used stuffed animals to donate to support the Christmas House organization along with distribution assistance from WARM 106.9’s Teddy Bear Patrol. Once the Silvertips score their first goal of then evening, fans in attendance are encouraged to throw their teddy bears onto the ice, to be collected and distributed to Christmas House and WARM 106.9 in support of underprivileged families and children during the holiday season.

Christmas House is a 100% volunteer based non-profit organization located in Everett, Washington that provides teddy bears and gifts for qualifying, low income families throughout Snohomish County. Last year Christmas House provided over 55,700 gifts to nearly 9,000 children. The Warm 106.9 Teddy Bear Patrol Supplies teddy bears to area hospitals, fire departments, police stations, social services and other organizations to give to children in high stress or frightening situations.

Last year Montana Onyebuchi found the back of the net less than six minutes into the first period, scoring what would be the game winner as Carter Hart blanked the Saskatoon Blades, a 4-0 win, and beginning the toss. Over 8,500 bears were collected that night at AOTW arena.

Fans in attendance are strongly encouraged to bring their stuffed animal wrapped inside a plastic bag or to utilize stuffed animal wrapping stations around AOTW Arena prior to throwing them on the ice, to prevent excessive moisture collection on each stuffed animal as it makes contact with the ice surface.

If the Silvertips do not score their first goal of the game within the first pair of 20 minute periods, fans will be asked to throw their teddy bears onto the ice during the second intermission, replacing the intermission’s Chuck-A-Puck activity.

At last word tickets for Saturday night’s game are still available. Click here to visit the ticket link.



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