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Oil Kings Set to Host 14th Annual Teddy Bear Toss

November 28, 2021 - Western Hockey League (WHL) - Edmonton Oil Kings News Release

Edmonton, AB - The Edmonton Oil Kings are excited to once again be hosting the The Brick Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Global Edmonton on Saturday, December 4 against the Moose Jaw Warriors at 7:00 P.M.

On Tuesday, November 30 at 10:00 A.M., the team will be unveiling a unique theme jersey at a press conference in the Oilers Hall of Fame room that players will wear for the game.

During the game, the jersey's will be silent auctioned off with all net proceeds benefitting 630 CHED Santas Anonymous.

Over the past 14 years, the Teddy Bear Toss has raised over $150,000 for 630 CHED Santas Anonymous.

"We're thrilled to launch our Annual Teddy Bear Toss event with two great partners in The Brick and 630 CHED Santas Anonymous," said Oil Kings Alternate Governor and Director of Business Operations Daniel Troiani. "Despite a one-year absence (as a result of COVID), it's an exciting opportunity to re-engage with these two organizations and host the best event in Edmonton during December."

The Oil Kings last Teddy Bear Toss was held on December 7, 2019 against the Calgary Hitmen and was the fourth consecutive year the game was sold out. Following Ethan McIndoe's second period goal, Oil Kings fans tossed a team record 16,491 bears onto the ice.

Since the first Teddy Bear Toss on January 20, 2008, Oil Kings fans have donated 121,410 bears to 630 CHED Santas Anonymous through the tradition of hurling their new or gently loved bears onto the ice following the Oil Kings first goal of the game.

"This pandemic has been challenging on many families, so combining the event with this ongoing charitable initiative is an important initiative of our organization," added Troiani. "We encourage fans to bring as many bears as possible to support the volume of bears being requested from Santas Anonymous.

"We cannot wait to see the jerseys on the ice next Saturday and look forward to a great crowd!"

Rogers Place will be making a special adjustment to its bag policy. Fan who are planning on using a bag to transport their bears, are encouraged to do so in a clear plastic bag. Bags will also be made available inside Rogers Place for those who do not have an appropriate bag.

Any fan who brings five or more bears to the game, will be entered into a draw for a premium Oil Kings prize. Fans can register for the draw in Ford Hall near the Rogers Place Box Office.

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