The Stena Line Belfast Giants annual Teddy Bear toss is back!! After the GIANT success of 2017, this season’s big day takes place on Sunday 9th December as we take on the Cardiff Devils at The SSE Arena, Belfast.
For the Teddy Bear Toss, we need as many fans as possible to throw stuffed toys onto the ice following the Giants first goal of the game!
Then in the weeks afterwards, the Giants players will deliver the toys to children at various hospitals throughout Belfast as well as to the Cash for Kids/Cool FM Mission Christmas appeal.
A GIANT thank you to all our fans who got involved with our annual teddy bear toss!🎅🏻🐻 We got to visit some awesome people this week around Northern Ireland – check it out…🎥 pic.twitter.com/webxMeDiw6— Belfast Giants (@BelfastGiants) December 8, 2017
Thanks to the nurses, staff and families at Royal Victoria Hospital for helping the @BelfastGiants players deliver some teddy’s to some very special children this afternoon— Blair Riley (@Briles25) December 7, 2017
The Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal supports children aged 0-18 who would receive nothing on Christmas Day without their help.
On Sunday 9th December – you can support this appeal by donating a teddy. The teddies will be thrown onto the ice when the Giants score their first goal! Click here for more info on the Mission Christmas appeal.
You can also support the Teddy Toss by messaging ‘Text Teddy’ to 70808 to give a £5 donation or by bringing along a gift for an older kids – we will have collection boxes in the foyer of the Arena.
The Guide To The Giants Teddy Bear Toss
– It is a Teddy Bear Toss by name, but we will accept any soft toy (not just bears!). It would be ideal they were suitable for children from birth upwards (please check the label). This means that they can go to the littlest baby, all the way through to the bigger boys and girls!
– For sanitary purposes, please ensure you put the soft toy into a clear plastic bag (not a bag you picked up at the local shop that has branding all over it). Ideally you find a clear, unbranded plastic bag to put your toy inside.
– Please ensure the soft toy is brand new, not an old stuffed toy you want to get rid of. We cannot use anything that isn’t brand new and childrens’ hospitals need them to be clean (hence the plastic bags).
Remember – when the Giants score their first goal on Sunday 9th December at The SSE Arena, you throw your soft toy onto the ice, not before that!
Help us make Christmas 2018 one to remember for families around Northern Ireland!