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Teddy Bear Toss

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Thank you for joinig us on Tuesday, December 6th, at the 27th Annual TEDDY BEAR TOSS GAME presented by Canadian Tire Jumpstart, Giving kids a sporting chance.

27 years. 172,267 donated bears.

The 27th Annual Kitchener Rangers Teddy Bear Toss took place on Tuesday, December 6th, 2022 when the Rangers played host to the Guelph Storm. Fans were encouraged to bring a new or gently used teddy bear to the game and, immediately following the Rangers’ first goal, throw their bear onto the ice surface. Bears were collected and turned over to local charitable organizations just in time for Christmas. The Kitchener Rangers are partnering with Canadian Tire’s Jumpstart program, a national charity dedicated to providing children from financially disadvantaged families with the opportunity to experience the benefits of organized sport and physical activity.

New Bears Only

We ask that fans only toss NEW bears that are placed in a clear plastic bag.

Size

The most asked for bears are the small to medium-large (6”-36” tall)! Giant bears are fun but are harder to rehome. Consider recipient needs when buying your bears!

Material

Steer clear of any bears with battery packs or larger hard surfaces. The toss is meant to be enjoyable for all fans and throwing a hard object could cause injury to someone in the crowd. Fluffy and soft is the way to go!

Clean

It’s important we keep those NEW stuffies dry and clean for their future owners. You don’t want them to pick up any dirt or water on the ice or ground. All bears MUST be NEW and wrapped in clear plastic bags (available upon entry if needed).

Registration is now closed and bears have been distributed to all community groups.

Bears are first come, first serve. Please plan accordingly.

Recipients will form a line in the main lobby of The Aud to the left side and starting under the main stairwell at our Teddy Bear Toss Table. We will have staff running out large prebagged bears.

December 6 – 10pm
Pick-up will occur the night of the game. We ask that recipients arrive for 10 pm collection.

December 7 – 12-noon
Alternatively, any remaining bears will be available starting at 12-noon on December 7.

Recipient Pick-Up Location
All recipients picking up must enter through door 13 located by The Aud Box office that faces Ottawa Street. If inside the venue during the game, note we have a no-re-entry policy in effect. Pick up will begin at 10pm following the game. Minimal carts are available, please bring an extra helper to run bears to your vehicle (you may make multiple trips).