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Green Bay Gamblers ready for 15th annual Teddy Bear Toss

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Teddy Bear Tossing at a Green Bay Gamblers hockey game (Photo from: Facebook).
Teddy Bear Tossing at a Green Bay Gamblers hockey game (Photo from: Facebook).

GREEN BAY, WI (WTAQ) - The biggest night of the year for the Green Bay Gamblers is coming up Saturday as they host the 15th annual Teddy Bear Toss Night at the Resch Center.

"Fans can legally throw something on the ice for this game," says Terry Charles with PMI Entertainment Group. "So it's a fun thing, it's a huge event, kids love it and families love it."

Every fan is asked to bring a new teddy bear to the game. When the Gamblers score their first goal, everyone tosses their bear on the ice.

"Once it happens it's just a sea of bears raining onto the ice, it's such an awesome sight," says Charles. "Everybody's smiling and laughing...it's a great thing."

The donated bears are collected and given to pediatric patients at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and clinics as well as other community organizations. So even if you bring a "used" bear, Charles says they will find a kid in need that can use it.

Last year, more than 6,700 teddy bears were tossed. Since its inception, the teddy bear toss has meant almost 78,000 teddy bears and other stuffed animals for kids in a time of need.

Tickets to the event are available at all Ticket Star locations, including the Resch Center box office.

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