Hershey Hockey Teddy Bear Toss

January 23, 2022
Hershey Hockey Teddy Bear Toss

Sweet, cuddly mayhem.

Broadcaster Zack Fisch on 52,000+ teddy bears thrown onto the ice at the Hershey Bears hockey game.
  • Hershey Bears = professional hockey team in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
  • For the last 20 years, the team has hosted the "Hershey Teddy Bear Toss" (including a modified version during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic).
  • Fans bring stuffed teddy bears (and other stuffed animals) and toss them onto the ice after Bears' first goal of the game. The stuffed animals are then distributed to more than 20 charities for children.
  • Why It Matters: The team says it set a world record with 52,341 bears collected in the toss this past Saturday, breaking the previous record they set in 2019.
  • P.S. Collecting 52,000+ stuffed animals takes time. The game was delayed for 30 minutes while players jumped onto piles of teddy bears (and while the stuffed animals were cleaned up).

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