Each season around the holidays, the IceHogs host the Teddy Bear Toss game. Fans are invited to bring new stuffed animals to the game and after the IceHogs score their first goal, fans toss the stuffed animals onto the ice. The stuffed animals are then collected and distributed throughout the community to children of need to help brighten their holiday season.
In 2022, a record-setting 4,839 stuffed animals were donated to the cause, bringing the grand total of stuffed animals donated in the history of the event in Rockford to over 52,000. Last year, IceHogs players and staff delivered animals to over 20 organizations including hospitals, Rockford Rescue Mission, Rock House Kids, Carpenter's Place, Children's Home & Aid, St. Elizabeth Center, the YWCA, Booker Washington Center, and local Toys for Tots events just to name a few.
We look forward to another record-breaking Teddy Bear Toss in 2023!