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The ENMAX Teddy Bear Toss Is Back

Jenn Pierce

The Calgary Hitmen are set to play in the franchise’s 26th annual ENMAX Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday December, 4th at 2:00 p.m. MT. It’s been 734 days since the last Teddy Bear Toss and the Hitmen are proud to partner with ENMAX for another season.

“It’s always a privilege to experience the generosity of Calgarians as our team members collect bears on the ice during the ENMAX Teddy Bear Toss game,” says Kara Kingston, Director, Brand, Communications & Community for ENMAX.

“At ENMAX, we believe in the power of community. We are proud to be involved in this event and are grateful to the Calgary Hitmen for this opportunity to help make a difference for children in our community.”

The Hitmen are calling fans and the community to help fulfill the need for bears. “As we approach the Teddy Bear Toss, we have realized there is an urgent need for bears from agencies in and around Calgary.” says Rob Kerr, Business Manager for the Calgary Hitmen.

“As an organization we make it our goal every year to meet the request for bears which is currently at 20,000. We are calling on the community and hockey fans to come together to help us in our mission.”

The bears will be donated to over 50 local agencies this holiday season including the Alberta Children’s Hospital, Calgary Food Bank and Siksika Nation. Fans are asked to bring a new or gently used small or medium sized stuffed toys to toss onto the ice when the Hitmen score their first goal against Lethbridge.

The Hitmen would like to emphasize the Covid-19 protocols and safety policies that the club has been following throughout the season that allow our fans to have a safe and fun experience. Please note that proof of vaccination is not required to attend games for kids under the age of 12 and fans of all ages are welcome.

The club is also calling hockey fans to help fill the ‘Dome. Tickets are available for as low as $15.99 for kids and $27.99 for adults (plus applicable fees and taxes). They can be purchased at here.

 

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