BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors announced that the team’s annual Teddy Bear Toss collected 6,119 stuffed animals for The United Way.
Following a goal by Nate Metcalf at 14:19 of the first period, the crowd of 8,815, the third-largest crowd in team history, tossed stuffed animals onto the ice at Rabobank Arena for several minutes and took almost 50 volunteers approximately 13 minutes to collect them all.
“The annual Teddy Bear Toss is a great example of Kern County’s giving spirit and The United Way is pleads to be part of it,” said Della Hodson, director of community impact at The United Way of Kern County. “We want to express our sincere thanks to the Bakersfield Condors and their fans for making this year’s event such a success. The stuffed animals have been distributed to nonprofit organizations throughout Kern County where they will brighten thousands of children’s lives.”