The Stena Line Belfast Giants annual Teddy Bear toss returns to The SSE Arena, Belfast. After last year’s GIANT success of 2018, this season’s big day takes place on Saturday 7th December during the Giants Retro Anniversary doubleheader against Sheffield Steelers.
For the Teddy Bear Toss, we need as many fans as possible to throw stuffed toys onto the ice following the Giant’s first goal of the game!
Then in the weeks afterward, the Belfast 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.
The Cash for Kids Mission Christmas appeal supports children aged 0-18 who would receive nothing on Christmas Day without their help.
On Saturday 7th December – you can support this appeal by donating a teddy. The teddies will be thrown onto the ice when the Belfast 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 70905 to donate £5 or by bringing along a gift for older kids – we will have collection boxes in the foyer of The SSE Arena, Belfast.
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 children’s’ hospitals need them to be clean (hence the plastic bags). Do not remove any labels or tags from the teddy’s so that we can identify they are brand new.
Remember – when the Belfast Giants score their first goal on Saturday 7th December at The SSE Arena, Belfast, you throw your soft toy onto the ice, not before that!
Help us make Christmas 2019 one to remember for families around Northern Ireland!