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Florida Everblades host annual Teddy Bear Toss at Hertz Arena

Posted at 1:08 PM, Dec 13, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-13 13:08:06-05

ESTERO, Fla. — The Florida Everblades host their annual Teddy Bear Toss Saturday, Dec. 14, when they take on the Kansas City Mavericks at Hertz Arena.

The Teddy Bear Toss is packed full of experiences, including a post game jersey auction of the ‘Blades game-worn specialty jerseys, with the proceeds benefiting the Animal Refuge Center.

The Everblades are asking fans to bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal to Saturday’s game. When Florida scores its first goal, fans should toss the teddy bears out onto the ice to celebrate.

The teddy bears and stuffed animals will then be collected and distributed to Golisano Children’s Hospital and local children’s charities across Southwest Florida for the holiday season.

Doors will open a half an hour earlier on Saturday at 5:30 p.m., and fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they are seated in time to take part in the celebration after Florida’s first goal of the game.

If your organization or non-profit would like to request a donation of stuffed animals from the Everblades, please contact Meagan Stover at