Tomahawks Announce Teddy Bear Toss

Tomahawks Announce Teddy Bear Toss


JOHNSTOWN, Pa. – The Johnstown Tomahawks are proud to announce their first annual Teddy Bear Toss in partnership with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation. During the team’s Saturday, Dec. 15 matchup vs. the Jamestown Ironmen, fans are asked to bring teddy bears to toss onto the ice at the War Memorial Arena following the game. All stuffed animals collected will go to the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program.


Fans also have a chance to contribute to the Program by bringing new, unwrapped toys to Tomahawks home games that weekend and placing them in the specified bins throughout the arena.


The Program, first established in the late 1940s, strives to collect toys during the months of October, November, and December in order to distribute them to less fortunate children in the local community where the campaign is conducted. This allows individuals to give back to their own communities during the holiday season.


“This is a wonderful opportunity for the Tomahawks to contribute to the community and bring joy to children in the community,” said Director of Ticket Operations Chris Anderson. “We are also happy to partner with the U.S. Marine Corps. Having this as an annual event is something our organization looks forward to.”


The Marine Toys for Tots Foundation is a not-for-profit charity that fundraises for the Toys for Tots Program. Annually, local campaigns contribute to the Program in over 700 communities covering all 50 states. For more information, please visit


Next week the Tomahawks will head out on the road for six games in three weeks, first playing in Jamestown on Nov. 23 and 24 before a West Coast swing that will take them to Wenatchee, Washington on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 and Fresno, California the following weekend. The team returns home to the War Memorial Arena to face Jamestown again on Dec. 14. To purchase half season or group tickets in advance of the event, or for additional information, call 814-536-4625, email, or visit