Moose Host Teddy Bear Toss presented by Red River Co-opBy: Manitoba Moose Staff | Published: December 4th 2018
The Manitoba Moose Hockey Club holds its annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Red River Co-op, when the Moose host the Toronto Marlies Saturday, Dec. 15 at 6 p.m. at Bell MTS Place.
Fans attending the Dec. 15 game are encouraged to bring new plush toys to the rink. During the first intermission, fans can toss their toys onto the ice where they will be collected and donated to the Christmas Cheer Board to help bring smiles to children in need this holiday season.
For anyone unable to bring a plush toy to the game, a limited number of toys will be available for purchase on the concourse for a cash donation to the Christmas Cheer Board. The concourse tables will be staffed by volunteers from the Christmas Cheer Board and Manitoba Moose family members. Plastic bags to keep the toys fresh and dry will be available on the concourse when fans enter Bell MTS Place.
The goal of this year’s Teddy Bear Toss is to break the Moose all-time record set in 2016 when fans tossed 2,905 plush toys to the ice.
The Christmas Cheer Board was started in 1919 by a number of Winnipeg churches. The original intent was to provide Christmas hampers and toys for the widows and orphans of the soldiers lost during World War One.
The Christmas Cheer Board provides over 18,000 Christmas hampers to individuals and families annually. Families assisted include those receiving Employment Income Assistance (EIA) as well many low-income families and pensioners. Others served may include unemployed persons, and recent immigrants.
A post-game Autograph Alley will follow Manitoba’s matchup against Toronto.
Tickets for the Moose Teddy Bear Toss game on Saturday, Dec. 15 are already 90% sold out! Remaining tickets are available at moosehockey.com/tickets.