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Teddy Bear Toss and Coats for Kids Drive to Take Place at Dec. 11 Game
Published: December 2nd 2010 @ 12:00 AM


The Peoria Rivermen are pleased to announce that this year’s “Teddy Bear Toss” will take place during the Rivermen game against the Grand Rapids Griffins on Dec. 11, at 7 p.m. The team will also be collecting coats to donate to the Salvation Army’s Coats for Kids efforts. 


Fans are encouraged to bring a new or gently-used stuffed animal to donate by tossing it onto the ice following the first Rivermen goal of the game.  The toys will be collected and donated to the Crittenton Centers and the Salvation Army to distribute during the holiday season.  Over the past three seasons, more than 1,000 bears have been collected.


The Salavation Army will be holding their Coats for Kids drive at Carver Arena where fans can bring new or gently-used coats to drop off as they enter the arena. 


The first 500 fans who donate a coat or bring a teddy bear to toss onto the ice will receive a ticket voucher as they enter the arena good for any game for the rest of the 2010-11 season (excluding April 9).    


About Crittenton Centers

Crittenton Centers has been serving Peoria and all of central Illinois since 1892.  Originally conceived   as a maternity home for unwed mothers, the agency has evolved into a multi-service, multi-million dollar not-for-profit (501c3) child welfare organization.  They serve a diverse population of children, adolescents, young adults and parents.  Crittenton is a service provider for several code Departments of the State of Illinois including the Illinois Department of Human Services, the Illinois Department of Children & Family Services and the Illinois State Board of Education.


Crittenton Centers is the Rivermen’s Captain’s Cause for the month of December.  For more information on Crittenton Centers and the Captain’s Causes program, please click HERE.