ELMIRA, N.Y. — The Elmira College men’s ice hockey team has announced the date for the second annual Teddy Bear Toss Game, which will be held at the Murray Athletic Center on Friday, November 16, at 7:00 p.m. when the Soaring Eagles host Nazareth College.
At EC’s first-ever Teddy Bear Toss on December 2, 2017, Spencer Carter ’20 scored his first career goal in the first period against Lebanon Valley College, signaling the fans in attendance to throw an assortment of stuffed toys onto the ice.
In total, the Soaring Eagles collected 395 stuffed animals from the event. Following the game, Head Coach Aaron Saul ’98, assistant coach Mike Zannella, and student-athletes Chris Moses ’19, Anthony Parrucci ’20, Nick Ford ’20, Andrew Pucci ’20, Spencer MacLean ’20, Connor Powell ’20, Matthew Cuce ’20 and Gennaro Anzevino ’21 made a special trip to the Catholic Charities of Chemung & Schuyler Counties in downtown Elmira to donate the toys, which were handed out to children from families in need during the holidays.
“We are excited to work with Catholic Charities again this year for our Teddy Bear Toss Game,” Saul said. “We are hoping to break the record from last year and collect more toys to help bring joy to kids in our area for the holidays.”
Fans who bring a new stuffed animal to the Murray Athletic Center for the Teddy Bear Toss on Friday, November 16, will receive $2.00 off of the price of admission. Cost of admission without a stuffed toy is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for students and free for EC students with a valid school ID.
About Catholic Charities of Chemung & Schuyler Counties
Catholic Charities is committed to fighting the effects of poverty and its root causes through its work. Catholic Charities provides a number of needed programs and services in this community with a priority toward the poor. We work to ensure that people have food, clothing, shelter, medical services, and the ability to achieve a decent standard of living. We offer programs that specialize in residential services, community support services, and public policy advocacy and parish services.