The West Kelowna Warriors Hockey Club is hosting their annual Teddy Bear Toss game next week.
The special game will take place Friday, Dec. 2 against the Vernon Vipers at Royal LePage Place.
The Teddy Bear Toss game is a fan favourite and helps different areas of the community in providing stuffies to places that need them most.
This season, the teddy bears will be distributed around West Kelowna, including approximately 80 bears that will head to seniors centres in the community.
The rest will be donated to the Toy Mountain event that runs from Thursday, Dec. 8 to Saturday, Dec. 10 at Orchard Park Mall in Kelowna.
For the second consecutive season, Kelowna Ford Lincoln will sponsor the night and will be bringing trucks to collect the bears following the Warriors first goal of the game.
Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used stuffed animals wrapped in plastic to throw on the ice.
“We are looking forward to one of our most exciting games of the year,” said Warriors President Chris Laurie.
“We are spreading the stuffed animals around to various beneficiaries this year to increase the positive impact. There will also be bears available at the game by donation. It should be a really fun event.”
The Warriors (12-5-2-0) are back in action with a trip up north as they will get set for a weekend of games against the Prince George Spruce Kings (12-6-1-1) that begins on Friday night at the Kopar Memorial Arena.
Puck drop is slated for 7:00 p.m. on Friday with the game being broadcasted live on AM 1150 as well as streamed online on BCHLTV.ca.