The Prince George Cougars’ annual Teddy Bear Toss Game, sponsored by the Northland Auto Group, is on Sunday, December 10th, against the Victoria Royals and fans are encouraged to be part of the excitement.
The Teddy Bear Toss game is at 2 o’clock on Sunday afternoon, as the Cougars hope the earlier start time will allow more families and young fans to participate in one of the biggest events at the CN Centre this season.
All fans who attend Sunday afternoon’s game are encouraged to bring any combination of stuffed toys, coats, toques, socks, blankets, and mittens to the game. When the Cougars score their first goal, you are invited to throw your bagged donations onto the ice! Save on Foods will be on hand supplying bags. All items will be distributed to people in need over the holidays through the Salvation Army in Prince George.
Vice President of Business, Andy Beesley, says there’s a plan in place so everyone can participate in the Teddy Bear Toss, “We’ve invited our friends from the local fire department to help raise the netting behind the goals when the Teddy Bear Goal is scored, making it easy for fans in all areas of the CN Centre to toss their donations onto the ice.”
“Though stuffed toys are great for young children, we can help even more people with cold weather clothing, and fans can make a difference by donating coats, toques and mittens,” said Salvation Army Business Manager Bill Glasgow.
He also says they aren’t just looking for toys and clothing, “We have a need for teenagers as well, as they tend to get overlooked at Christmas time, and buddying a gift card(s) with a stuffed toy can make an even make a bigger impact.”
Glasgow is excited to partner with the Cougars and Northland Auto Group for a great cause, “We’re just so grateful to the community for their support. We couldn’t do any of this without their generosity.”
It should be a great game as well, as the Victoria Royals are first in the BC Division. Last year, the Cougars beat the Seattle Thunderbirds 6-4 in their Teddy Bear Toss game, and Josh Curtis was the Cougar to trigger the Teddy Bear Toss.
Fans are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to the game, as all month long, All-Points Waste Disposal has a food donation bin setup on the concourse.
The Cougars are expecting a big turnout and are encouraging fans to buy their tickets early at the TicketsNorth box office, or online at www.ticketsnorth.ca