A few weeks after holding their 16th annual Global TV/Canadian Tire Teddy Bear Toss night on December 17th, a number of Lethbridge Hurricanes players visited the Pediatrics Ward at Chinook Regional Hospital chatting with some young kids and delivering bears.
The players met one teen, Bridger, and he had the opportunity to talk with the players and ask them questions as well as receive a teddy bear. Landon Oslanski also had a chance to visit with one mother and her infant.
The Hurricanes collected 2,928 bears on their teddy bear night – an increase of 540 over last year. Along with the bears going to sick kids at Chinook Regional Hospital, bears were also distributed to the Interfaith Food Bank, Piikani Youth Centre, RCMP Victim Services Unit, the Salvation Army, Streets Alive, and 1st Choice Savings and Credit Union on behalf of Lethbridge Family Services Angel Tree for Kids.
The Lethbridge Hurricanes thank all the fans who generously donated bears to this worthy cause.
(From Esther Madziya, Hurricanes Media Relations)