Sunday, March 30, 2008

Teddy Bear, Teddy Bear

It's not unusual during Spring in Wisconsin to watched a little baseball and then go to a hockey game. The annual Teddy Bear Toss has become a family tradition. It's almost, but not quite, a regular hockey game. You can tell it's not a typical game because...

The passenger on the zamboni is stuffed, and not with popcorn.


The goalie, dedicated soul that he is, remains in his stance while surrounded by teddy bears. Fans throw new teddy bears on the ice after the Green Bay Gamblers (the home team!) score their first goal. They (the bears, not the Gamblers) get donated to a local children's hospital after the game.

Volunteers gather the bears, bag them up, and get them ready for donation to a local children's hospital. The Gamblers won, 3-2, and the organization collected over 5,000 bears.

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6 Comments:

Blogger Melissa said...

How totally fun is that? Great snaps!

3/30/2008 1:44 PM  
Blogger Flea said...

That's gotta disrupt the game! But what a cool idea!!! I wonder which other sports could get into this? Not water polo, I'm guessing.

3/30/2008 4:28 PM  
Blogger Valarie said...

WOW thats a really cool thing to do!!

3/30/2008 10:19 PM  
Blogger Sheila said...

Wow, now that is a lot of bears and all for a great cause! Sweet!

3/31/2008 10:22 AM  
Blogger PunditMom said...

That poor Zamboni driver! (I love Zamboni drivers!)

3/31/2008 4:14 PM  
Blogger Lynn said...

Wow. That is really cool! What a great idea! Your pictures are terrific!

4/02/2008 2:53 PM  

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