2019 Teddy Bear Toss Launch at Lambton Ford. November 5, 2019. (Photo by Sarnia Sting)

Sting Teddy Bear Toss looks to score big for charity

The Sarnia Sting and Lambton Ford are teaming up again for the 22nd annual Teddy Bear Toss.

Lambton Ford President Rob Ravensburg said to date, over 63,000 stuffed toys have been collected for local charities, and they keep setting their sights higher each year.

“4,500 is a nice number,” said Ravensburg. “The record set in 2017 is 4,234 so we would like to break that and set a new record.”

The stuffed toys will benefit 18 local charities and organizations, including St. Clair Child and Youth, the Salvation Army and Pathway’s Health Centre for Children.

Jamieson Rees scored the Sting’s first goal last year that sent 3,910 teddy bears flying onto the ice.

“Obviously the boys are pumped up and everybody wants to score,” said Rees. “We know what it means to the community and it’s fun whoever scores the goal and all the teddy bears go on the ice and it’s fun to go and pick them up.”

Sarnia Sting forward Jamieson Rees with the Teddy Bear goal-scorer plaque. November 5, 2019. (Photo by Sarnia Sting Hockey Club)

Sarnia Sting forward Jamieson Rees with the Teddy Bear goal-scorer plaque. November 5, 2019. (Photo by Sarnia Sting Hockey Club)

Fans will toss stuffed toys onto the ice when the Sarnia Sting score their first goal against the Saginaw Spirit, Friday, December 6 at Progressive Auto Sales Arena.

Donations of stuffed animals can also be dropped off Blackburn Radio at 1415 London Rd.