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WINNIPEG ICE LAUNCH VIRTUAL TEDDY BEAR TOSS IN SUPPORT OF THE CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL FOUNDATION’S CHILD LIFE PROGRAM.

Winnipeg, MB – The Winnipeg ICE have teamed up again with  The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba to raise monetary donations that will provide comfort items for children who are in the hospital over the holidays.

Last year, the Winnipeg ICE hosted the Kamloops Blazers on December 7th for the annual teddy bear toss game where fans were encouraged to bring a new teddy bear and to throw it on the ice after the ICE scored their first goal.  Ben Zloty was the goal scorer and together we were able to donate over 1500 bears.  

CLICK: Watch last years Teddy Bear Toss recap

CLICK: Watch last years Teddy Bear Toss Goal

This year’s teddy bear toss will look a little different due to COVID-19.  The ICE are asking for monetary donations in lieu of a physical bear to help The Children’s Hospital Foundation safely purchase comfort items and toys for the children at HSC. Monetary donations will go towards items such as teddy bears, books, movies, blankets, and assorted toys.  For every $20 donated, one bear (or comfort item) will be purchased and given to a patient and each monetary donation receives a tax receipt.

“We are grateful to the Winnipeg ICE for their creative effort to find a way to help children in need of joy and happiness during these unprecedented times,” said Stefano Grande, President, and CEO of the Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba.  “The Teddy Bear toss was a huge success last year because of the supportive Winnipeg ICE fans and we are excited to bring this to life again this year and continue the annual event virtually.” 

If you wish to participate in the 2020 Virtual Teddy Bear Toss please click on the link here to donate before December 11, 2020.

 

About Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba

The Children’s Hospital Foundation of Manitoba is dedicated to ensuring that every child treated at the HSC Winnipeg Children’s Hospital receives the best medical care possible. Since 1971, with incredible donor support, the Foundation has raised more than $100 million to improve the lives of sick and injured children from Manitoba, Northwestern Ontario, and Nunavut. Funding supports important programs that bring comfort to sick children during difficult times, the purchase of life-saving equipment, and the advancement of pediatric health research that will improve the lives of children everywhere. Learn more about ways to help at goodbear.ca.

 

About The Winnipeg ICE

The Winnipeg ICE are one of 22 member clubs in the Western Hockey League (WHL). The ICE are one of six teams playing out of the WHL’s East Division. The WHL consists of 17 clubs located in Western Canada and five in the U.S. Pacific Northwest. The WHL is a member of the Canadian Hockey League and has been a supplier of talent for the National Hockey League for over 50 years. The WHL is also the leading provider of hockey scholarships with over 350 graduates each year receiving WHL Scholarships to pursue a post-secondary education of their choice.

 

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