The Hershey Bears annual tradition has reportedly set a new world record. Every year, the Pennsylvania pro hockey team holds its “Teddy Bear Toss” game, where after the Bears score their first goal, attendees throw stuffed animals onto the ice. The stuffies are then donated to local charities.
This year’s event took place on Saturday night and the Bears didn’t waste any time, scoring with 13:47 left in the first period. Then it was time for the Teddy Bear toss and fans didn’t disappoint! The Hershey Bears report that 52-thousand 341 (52,341) stuffed animals were tossed down, covering the ice with soft toys. “Sweet, cuddly mayhem,” Bears broadcast announcerZack Fischsaid. “It’s Teddy Bear Toss time!”
According to the team, this year’s total of more than 52-thousand stuffed animals sets a new world record, and it definitely beat the Bears’ previous record of 45-thousand 650 toys, which was set in 2019.
Source:New York Post
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