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Teddy Bear Toss

Teddy bear toss dec 9 2023

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 2023, 5,148 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 57,000. Last year, Hammy and IceHogs staff delivered animals to over 20 organizations including local hospitals, Rockford Rescue Mission, Rock House Kids, Carpenter's Place, Children's Home & Aid, St. Elizabeth Center, the YWCA, Booker Washington Center, Rosie's Birthday Club, Shelter Care Ministries, Easterseals, Blackhawk Boys and Girls Club, and local Toys for Tots events, among others.

The IceHogs' all-time record for Bears tossed on this night was 5,526 in 2012.

2022 Rockford IceHogs Teddy Bear Toss Goal