SARNIA, ON- The annual Teddy Bear Toss has become a favourite tradition for the Sarnia-Lambton community and this year marks the 22nd Annual Sarnia Sting Teddy Bear Toss presented by Lambton Ford.
Fans can mark their calendars as this year’s event is scheduled for Friday, December 6, 2019 when the Sting play host to the Saginaw Spirit, puck drop is set for 7:05. Kids 12 & Under can take advantage of $6 tickets for the family friendly event. Score your seats by calling the Mainstreet Credit Union Sarnia Sting Box Office at 519 541 1717 (Tues- Fri 10AM – 5PM) or shop online here.
As tradition has it, when the Sarnia Sting score their first goal, the gracious fans respond by tossing their stuffed toys onto the ice. The toys are gathered from the ice and then transported to Lambton Ford to go on display until the stuffed toy makes its’ way to its’ new home. Over the past 22 seasons the Sarnia Sting and Lambton Ford have helped to collect over 63,250 stuffed toys, distributed to those who need it most in our community.
These special gifts have reached the hearts of many local families that have had involvement with the following organizations: Salvation Army, Pathways Children’s Treatment Center, Inn of the Good Sheppard, Sarnia Kinsmen, Local 663, Women’s Pregnancy Crisis Center, The Women’s Interval Home, and other local charities.
Last year Sting forward Jamieson Rees scored a dazzling breakaway goal to send the bears flying. To this day no Sting player has scored the coveted goal on back to back years. Rees can do so when the puck drops on December 6th.
The Sarnia Sting and Lambton Ford would like to thank those who help make this event a success each year and the fans who continue to support it.