Over 23,000 Teddy Bears Rain On Hockey Rink

Submitted by: fancylad 6 years ago Sports

Over 23,000 teddy bears tossed onto the ice for charity after the first Hitmen goal in the first period.
There are 42 comments:
Male 229
@Gleeballs, they probably paid for the bears before hand for the game OR the rick is paying a certain amount for every bear throw in.
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Male 2,859
They just keep coming ...
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Male 3,314
"how does this affect charity?"

The teddy bears get donated to charities where children who need a friend get them. Often they got to hospitals where they are given to little kids to help ease the pain they are feeling. My daughter has one from a visit to a hospital from when she was 6.
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Male 127
I wonder if the offending goalie is proud of himself.
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Female 850
how does this affect charity?
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Female 3,598
if we had more traditions that were inspired by goodwill then this world would be a better place. i love this.
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Male 25,416
Wow, thats pretty cool! will take a long time to clean up tho
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Male 97
let us not forget that these are for needy kids!

LET`S GO HUMANITY WOO WOO! :D i love us
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Male 1,016
wonder if Pedo bear was among them ???
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Male 15
i think i saw a baby in there
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Male 159
Canadian hockey for you. I go to a lot of flames/hitmen games, pretty damn awesome.

Nitro beer ftw.
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Male 29
@Staywithme:
Redwings tradition
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Female 3,696
"I still enjoy the Redwings tradition better."

"@AgentSmith but you can`t give cephalopods to charity."


....Wait, what?? someone explain ;__;
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Female 3,696
Awesome job Calgary!! The Vancouver Giants did this too <3 Loves it. Lotsa teddy bears for charity!
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Male 6
@SilverThread
Yes, all the bears are donated afterwords. I believe they are split up between the Childrens miracle network, various childrens hospitals, and families in poverty (among others I`m sure).
@Golkar
17,000 thrown at the Hitmen game alone. The Oil Kings are doing the same this weekend. I`m pretty sure 23,000+ combined will get done easily. Heres hoping Edmonton can show the same amount of compassion and good will. I can`t believe I`m gonna say this but, Good job Calgary!!!
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Male 108
I bet that`s the last free teddy day.
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Female 58
I like how they were playing limp bizkit when they were throwing the teddies. XD
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Male 3,431
Do they donate the bears afterward? That`d be a great Toys for Tots promo.
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Male 391
There were actually a little under 17,000 bears actually thrown, the quota was 23,000.
@malikymoo: Charity. A total of over 50 charities had requested for the season 23,000 teddy bears. The Hitmen encourage you to bring your own, or purchase one at the stadium for 10 bucks. It`s all to help out people in need, even of something as simple as a teddy bear.
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Female 2,027
i dont get it. why
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Male 136
@LtFurpie actually they raise the nets for this.

they`re there but so that people can still throw the bears in they raise them. (i was at the game, and have been at each of these games since `06)
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Male 1,013
Pre Brittanie Cecil Nets.
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Male 136
I love living in Calgary :) this makes me smile every year when i see it
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Male 769
Soon after a zamboni comes out and decimates the lot of them.
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Male 9,306
Surreal! O_O
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Male 257
if i was a player on the ice i`d have gone to the side boards and let them rain teddybears down upon me.
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Male 4,680
@CrakrJak- Or real bears.
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Male 167
! I love the sweeping guy, he`s probably like all.. FARKING DAMNIT, I HAPPENS EVERY YEAR.
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Male 421
i`m curious how long it took to sweep them all up?
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Male 1,598
That`s how they roll. Makin it rain teddy bears.
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Male 770
thats alot of stuffed bears
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Female 1,515
@AgentSmith but you can`t give cephalopods to charity.
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Female 158
Epic dandruff.
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Male 1,299
Canada seems so fun.
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Female 4,039
Cute, but penguins would be better.
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Male 2,579
I still enjoy the Redwings tradition better.
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Male 260
the bears were later incinerated.
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Female 2,927
plushy blizzard
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Male 901
Love this event, they do it Vancouver too. One time I was there and the goal was disallowed, but the toss went on anyway.
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Male 17,512
I guess that`s better than throwing octopi.
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Female 142
:)
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Male 19,834
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