Murrayfield Racers have teamed up with local charity Helping Hands to organise a Teddy Bear Toss for our home game against Kirkcaldy Kestrels on Sunday, 9th December.
Fans of both teams are encouraged to bring a new teddy bear to the game in a clear sealed bag and when the first goal is scored to throw them onto the ice!
All the bears will then be gathered up and distributed by Helping Hands charity to children’s organisations across the Edinburgh area to help them enjoy Christmas.
Murrayfield Director Willie Dunn said: “We have seen Teddy Bear Tosses take place across the world and previously in Edinburgh.
“We felt it was only right that the Edinburgh public get a chance to contribute in this manner to children from underprivileged backgrounds and help them have a Happy Christmas.
“We have teamed up with Helping Hands, as we have been impressed with their work across the area and believe they are a great vehicle to distribute these bears.”
Bradley Welsh from Helping Hands added. “This is a great initiative by the Racers! I hope the Edinburgh public get right behind them and turn up on the 9th with a teddy in hand.
“We will make sure these bears find loving homes in the arms of children this Christmas and I want to thank the Racers for reaching out to us.”
The Racers take on Kirkcaldy in their last home game in the Stuart Robertson Cup and a win will help them in their goal of reaching the final.
Fans are asked to turn up on December 9th with as many new bears as possible, with each in a clear sealed bag. When the first goal is scored by either side let the chaos begin!