Friday, December 17, 2010

Teddy Bear Toss

Here's a story about a wonderful tradition practiced in the realm of minor league hockey: The Teddy Bear Toss.

While tossing hats onto the ice when a player scores three goals might be hockey's most famous tossing tradition, it simply doesn't compare to the Technicolor grandeur of 23,096 teddy bears and other stuffed animals blanketing the rink as they did at the Calgary Hitmen game on Sunday

There's more in the article about this act of glorious mayhem. There are a couple of videos, too. Go on and look. It will make you smile.

The Calgary Hitmen are not the only team to practice this rite. The collected stuffed critters typically benefit the children; going to hospitals, care facilities, child services, etc.

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