The men’s hockey team will hold a Teddy Bear Toss Sunday, Nov. 9, during the Cardinals’ 5 p.m. home game against St. Thomas at the Saint Mary’s Ice Arena.
Fans are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal—preferably new, but those in good used condition will also be accepted and appreciated. Teddy bears will also be available at the arena for a donation of $1.
After the first Saint Mary’s goal in the first period—or at the end of the first period—fans will have an opportunity to throw their teddy bears and/or stuffed animals onto the ice. They will then be collected and distributed to children in the Winona area through the Hiawatha Valley Marines Toys for Kids program.
The Marines formerly supported the Toys for Tots program; this new organization operates under the Winona Community Foundation, but the goal remains the same: to provide toys for area children at Christmas.