Teddy Bear Toss sets new record in time for Christmas

Posted: December 17, 2011 in Uncategorized
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Fans at the London Knights game at the JLC set a new record last night with the latest Teddy Bear Toss.  The crowd helped out with 9851 stuffed animals thrown on the ice after the first goal was scored by the Knights, which was also the first goal of the game.

It was something to see, with the tossing of the stuffed animals lasting almost as long as the cleanup of them. Boxes full of the stuffed toys being gathered, a truck and van on the ice packed full with bags full of the donated stuffed toys, as the crowds kept tossing them onto the ice, volunteers scrambling trying to pick them up, skating off the ice with bags full of the toys.  The game stopped dead it its tracks for about 10 minutes.

It was one of those moments that  make you proud to be from London (or London area).  Being able to help out by giving a stuffed animal so that many kids who wouldn’t have gotten a toy at Christmas have something to open on Christmas morning, and doing it in such a fun way. I tried to capture it on my iPhone, but the video doesn’t really do it justice, you kinda need to be there to really feel the outpouring of spirit.


teddybeartoss

(click image to play video)

Kudos Knights fans, everyone at the JLC, and all their sponsors for making this happen.

tcg

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Comments
  1. tcg says:

    you may be wondering what this has to do with technology and the answer is not much, other than me figuring out how to convert and embed a self hosted video on a blog page.

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