Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The Spirit of Christmas..

December 12th brought us the 16th Annual Calgary Hitmen Teddy Bear Toss. What the hell is that? Well, each year the Calgary Hitmen designate one game a year to giving back and helping those in need at Christmas. We're talking about the kids here, as Christmas is always about the kids.
The rules are simple. Bring a stuffed Teddy Bear, or Dog, Cat, or Woobie, and when the Hitmen score their first goal of the night.... let fly with your toy.

(pay attention at the 3:30 mark as several trucks try to cart off all of the toys)

This year brought over 23,000 stuffed toys to be given to the kids at Alberta Children's Hospital, shelters, soup kitchens and the like.
Thanks to all who participated... it's always a lot of fun.


Anonymous said...

That. Is. Awesome.

Core Contrarian said...

Went to the OHL Plymouth Whalers Teddy Bear Toss a few weeks back and they had a little over 2000 bears (including our two).

Junior hockey not as big in the States obviously.

Anonymous said...

Wow. That is incredible to watch.