Decatur Youth Hockey to host "Teddy Bear Toss"

DECATUR - Decatur Youth Hockey has announced that it will host its 5th annual Teddy Bear Toss during the Decatur Blaze vs. Traverse City Hounds hockey game on December 13.

The game is scheduled to begin at 7:30 p.m.  Fans are asked to bring a new teddy bear, or other stuffed animal, in a zip-top plastic bag with them to the game.  During the game, attendees will be prompted to throw the toys onto the ice after the Decatur Blaze score their first goal.

The bears will be collected and donated to pediatric units at local hospitals, as well as the police department and Cancer Care Center.

Decatur Youth Hockey officials say they hope to collect 200 bears this year.  For more information, visit

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