It’s time for the Teddy Bear Toss

Reporter: Chris Burrows

It’s time for stuffed animals to take flight during the Oshawa Generals’ 16th annual Teddy Bear Toss.
Fans attending the Dec. 8 game against the Belleville Bulls are asked to bring a new or nearly new stuffed animal to be donated to local charities. When the Generals score their first goal, fans can toss their stuffed animal onto the ice in celebration.
Last year more than 5,400 stuffed animals were collected and sent to the Durham Region Children’s Aid Foundation, and Andrew Edwards, manager of game day operations and media relations for the Oshawa Generals, said they’re expecting a lot more this year.
“This is one of the traditions here, and kids love the bears,” said Edwards, adding they can always find places to donate the animals so they never have any left over.
According to Edwards, 43,031 stuffed animals have been collected since the Teddy Bear Toss began.