Teddy bears help comfort kids

Glacier Kings, JetFM team up to lend Salvation Army a hand

GLACIER KING PLAYERS (l-r) Nick Tupper

 

 

 

Over 100 teddy bears were collected at the Comox Valley Glacier Kings’ last home game before their Christmas break.

On Dec. 22 the Glacier Kings partnered  with Jet FM for the annual Teddy Bear Toss, and the Salvation Army was on the receiving end of the bears.

Brent Hobden, community ministries director with the Salvation Army, said, “Each and every year we have an opportunity to bless children coming into Family Services.

“They come in with their moms or with their dads, sometimes these kids are in a situation where they just need a hug. Sometimes they just need a little friend.  So with these donations from the Glacier Kings and Jet

FM we’re able to give that teddy bear to that little child and know they’ll be blessed throughout the year.”

Glacier Kings’ forward Sasha Hahn was on hand to deliver the bears Wednesday afternoon. “I feel like the community comes to our games, and we have to give back to them too. It shows good support.”

“It goes in hand with our mandate as a company that we give back into the communities that we live in. This is what Jet FM is all about,” said Andrew Davis, assistant program director with Jet FM.

The Glacier Kings will host a Toque Toss on Friday, Feb. 1 to benefit the Dawn to Dawn Action on Homelessness Society.

 

– Comox Valley Glacier Kings

 

 

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