- The Pennsylvania Hershey Bears celebrated their annual Teddy Bear Toss holiday tradition earlier this week.
- Fans of the hockey team hurled more than 45,000 thousands teddy bears at the arena all for charity.
- The Hershey Bears pro-hockey team holds the Teddy Bear Toss every year to collect toys for children in need.
The Pennsylvania pro-hockey team held its annual Teddy Bear Toss during their game earlier this week. The activity is a hockey tradition that invites fans in the stands to hurl stuffed animals onto the ice after the home team gets its first goal. The toys are intended for local charities.
“IT’S RAINING STUFFED ANIMALS IN CHOCOLATE TOWN!” sports commentators cheered.
The Bears staff collected 45,650 toys in all — the largest ever among all participating teams this year and the final tally numbered 10,000 toys more than last year’s toss. The toys range from cute teddy bears to a gigantic stuffed sloth that waded down the stands like a crowd surfer.