According to the Calgary Hitmen in a press release on Sunday, Calgary hockey fans expressed tremendous philanthropy this past weekend. From the 17,199 fans in attendance, a total of 25,921 bears were thrown on to the ice in the 19th annual Calary Hitmen Petro Canada Teddy Bear Toss game at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
The bears were then donated on Monday to the Alberta Children's Hospital. Representatives from 50 other agencies also picked up teddy bears from a Petro-Canada gas station in southwest Calgary.
The Hitmen players also wore teddy bear jerseys and visited the Alberta Children's Hospital on Moday. Fans can bid on the jerseys until Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. by visiting the website, www.elevateauctions.com/teddybeartoss2013.
The Hitmen are now at 15-7-4 and sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference. They next play the Red Deer Rebels at the Scotiabank Saddledome on Tuesday night. Game time is 7:00 p.m.