On Saturday, a season-high crowd of 7,757, tossed 7,631 bears on the ice during the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss. In its 19th year, the Teddy Bear Toss has collected nearly 108,000 stuffed animals. The Gamblers thank WPS Health Insurance, “Presenting” sponsor of Teddy Bear Toss.
It did not take long for the fur to hit the ice, as forward McKade Webster redirected a shot from the point by Ryan Verrier, 5-minutes and 12-seconds into the game.
In the 19-year history of the Teddy Bear Toss the Gamblers have donated nearly 108,000 stuffed animals to the patients in the Aurora Bay Pediatric Care units and other charities across Northeast Wisconsin that focus on the family.
Dating back to 2000, the Teddy Bear Toss is a one time yearly event, where fans are asked to bring a new Teddy Bear to the designated game. When the Gamblers score their first goal, fans are encouraged to throw their bear(s) on the ice. In its first year, the team collected a little over 400 bears.
Along with WPS Health Insurance, the Gamblers also thank the fans and supporting partners Aurora BayCare, Green Bay Preble High School FFA, Green Bay Press Gazette, Menominee Casino Resort, The Fan 107.5 FM, WAPL, WIXX, WNCY, WZOR, Fox 11 and WFRV.