Hockey fans set Teddy Bear Toss record by throwing 34K stuffed animals on ice


HERSHEY, Penn. (WFLA/CNN) – Hockey fans in Pennsylvania came together this week and broke a record for a good cause.

The Hershey Bears hosted the Binghamton Devils at the Giant Center Monday night. Seconds after the Bears scored their first goal of the game, teddy bears and other stuffed animals started raining down on the ice.

The Teddy Bear Toss is a holiday tradition for many minor league hockey teams. Fans bring stuffed animals to throw onto the ice when the home team scores their first goal. The toys are then donated to charity.

On Monday night, Bears fans smashed the world Teddy Bear Toss record and threw 34,000 bears on the ice.

“It makes you feel great because it’s for a good cause,” fan William Koons said. “They’re going to the kids in the hospital.”

The stuffed animals that were tossed on the ice will be donated to about 30 local charities.

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