The Ferris State University Athletics Department will hold its annual Toys For Tots' Teddy Bear Toss this Saturday (Dec. 11) evening during the Bulldog men's ice hockey contest against the Alaska Nanooks at Big Rapids, Mich.
A 7:05 p.m. (EST) opening faceoff is scheduled for the Central Collegiate Hockey Association (CCHA) series finale contest versus the Nanooks inside FSU's Ewigleben Ice Arena.
Those fans attending are encouraged to bring a teddy bear or stuffed animal, preferably new, but used in good condition will also be accepted and appreciated.
The Teddy Bear Toss will take place after the first Ferris State goal scored in the game and/or notification by the public address announcer. The Teddy Bears and/or stuffed animal(s) collected will go directly to benefit needy children in the Big Rapids local areas for the Christmas Holiday.
The U.S. Marine Corps Toys For Tots Foundation was formed to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year and then distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in their local communities. The program is aimed at helping needy children throughout the United States of America experience the joy of Christmas along with the message of hope to these underpriviledged children to motivate them into being responsible, productive, patriotic citizens and community leaders.
For more information, please contact Big Rapids Area Toys For Tots Coordinator Eric Siewert at (231) 580-6123.
This weekend's (Dec. 10-11) action on the ice will feature a pair of nationally-ranked teams in 18th-ranked Ferris State and 14th-ranked Alaska.
Tickets to this weekend's (Dec. 10-11) home series against Alaska are available at the FSU Athletics Ticket Office by calling 231-591-2888 or ordering online at www.startickets.com.