On Sunday, Dec 4th our team had the fun of doing a group service project at the 2016 Hershey Bears Teddy Bear Toss. Once the Bears score their first goal in the game, fans in the stands throw teddy bears of all shapes and sizes onto the ice. It was our job to collect (at lightning speed) the bears off the ice, bag them, dump them, sort them, and rebag. The number of bears collected was 20,662 - trust us, that is a LOT of bears. The Bears go to multiple organization for giving to kids in the hospital and at holiday parties. The insanely large bears were collected by the National Guard for their distribution to kids in need. We were invited to participate in this service project because our clients direct many of our Pay it Forward celebration donations to Children's Miracle Network and Four Diamonds. We were proud to be there and help!
And the really cool additional PAY IT FORWARD from the Teddy Toss Event - a local Susquehanna Valley person matched a dollar per bear donation to Children's Miracle Network for each Teddy Tossed. That's $20,662!!!!