Wildcats annual teddy bear toss!

On Saturday December 9th, your Swindon Wildcats host the Cardiff Fire at the Better Link Centre for the third annual Teddy Bear Toss Night so please bring a bear (or two) to make it a record breaking night!


Fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animals to the game, then when the Wildcats score their first goal of the night, fans can toss their stuffed animals onto the ice, where they will be collected and donated through Wiltshire Tree House.


Our event last year saw Wildcats Swedish legend Jonas Hoog rip the puck into the back of the Manchester Phoenix net which saw over 400 stuffed animals raining down on the ice pad!


We have teamed up Wiltshire Tree House this season, a fantastic charity that provides bereavement support for children and young people in Swindon and Wiltshire. We would love to beat the number of teddies this time round so even more children can benefit from the generosity of Wildcats fans!


If you are new to hockey and have never heard of Teddy Bear Toss, here is our guide of everything you need to know:


1. Buy a new teddy bear or two (no taller than 12 inches preferably) which MUST include a CE label (which ensures that the manufacturer has checked that these products meet EU safety, health or environmental requirements). 


2. Place it in a clear plastic bag (for protection from the surface of the ice) and tie the top closed.


3.  Bring it to the game against the Cardiff Fire on 9th December.


4.  Wait for the first Wildcats goal of the game to be scored (of course, you should also continue cheering the team on at all times until we score!)


5.  Throw your teddy on to the rink as soon as the goal goes in!  Whether you're Rinkside or in the balcony, MAKE THE FUR FLY!


If the Wildcats fail to score during the 60-minutes, fans will toss the teddy bears anyway – straight after the final buzzer.


Fans who are interested in finding out more about Wiltshire Tree House will be able to ask any questions at the game against Cardiff on the 9th. If you cannot attend, for more details please contact the Bereavement Service Lead.


E: admin@wiltshiretreehouse.org.uk T: 07493 509 750. Or visit http://www.treehousewiltshire.org.uk/


To book tickets for the game visit the Wildcats ticket website HERE or call 01793 886857.