SARNIA, ON – On Sunday, December 4th, Lambton Ford and the Sarnia Sting will host the 19th Annual Teddy Bear Toss, in support of a number of local charities. The Sarnia Sting will take on the Niagara IceDogs at 2:05 PM for the coveted Teddy Bear Toss game.
As tradition has it, when the Sarnia Sting score their first goal the fans respond by tossing their stuffed toys on the ice. The toys are gathered from the ice and then transported to Lambton Ford to go on display until they make their way to their new homes.
Since its’ inception, this event has generated over 50,000 stuffed animals, all divided among the following local charities: Salvation Army, Pathways Children’s Treatment Centre, Inn of the Good Sheppard, Sarnia Kinsmen, Local 663, Women’s Pregnancy Crisis Centre, The Women’s Interval Home, Operation Christmas Tree, Harmony for Youth, Victim Services. Bluewater Health and St. Joseph’s Hospice. In 2015, a record high 3,785 stuffed toys were collected and disbursed before the holidays.
In 18 Teddy Bear Toss contests, the Sting hold a record of 12-5-1-0 and have been victorious 6 times in the last 7 years. Recent Teddy Bear Toss goal scorers include Matt Mistele (2015), Anthony DeAngelo (2014), Patrick White (2013), Daniel Nikandrov (2012, and Reid Boucher (2011).
Tickets for children 12 and under are just $6 on Sunday, December 4th, and there will be a post-game skate with the Sting following the final buzzer.
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