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.
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.
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
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
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.