Phantoms Partner with Valley Youth House for Teddy Bear Toss

Teddy Bear Toss Presented by Dan’s Camera City Set for Saturday, December 10

December 7, 2016

Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce the team will once again be partnering with Valley Youth House for their annual Teddy Bear Toss. Lehigh Valley’s Teddy Bear Toss, which is presented by Dan’s Camera City, will take place this Saturday, December 10 at PPL Center when the Phantoms welcome the Rochester Americans, the AHL affiliate of the Buffalo Sabres, to downtown Allentown.

Valley Youth House“We’re thrilled to once again be partnering with Valley Youth House for the Teddy Bear Toss,” said Phantoms’ Executive Vice President Chris Porreca. “We’ve had such a successful first two years together and we know the bears and stuffed animals are going to great use through Valley Youth House’s various outreach programs.”

With the Teddy Bear Toss, fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears or stuffed animals to the game and throw them onto the ice when the Phantoms score their first goal. Over the past two seasons, Phantoms fans have helped donate more than 4,500 teddy bears and stuffed animals (1,728 in 2014 and 2,773 in 2015) through the Teddy Bear Toss to Valley Youth House.

“Valley Youth House does more than just provide homes for Pennsylvania’s vulnerable, abused and homeless youth,” said Valley Youth House Development Officer Emily Conners. “We partner with thousands of individuals each year to build a solid foundation for young people and their families. With dedicated street outreach, housing, counseling, skills training, prevention, and intervention services, we empower resilient young people in establishing promising futures.”

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The Phantoms are back in action at PPL Center for a pair of games this weekend against Rochester. First, on Friday, December 9, there’s a Youth Winter Hat Giveaway presented by PPL Corporation where the first 2,500 kids 14 and under will receive a free Phantoms youth winter hat. Then, on Saturday, December 10, it’s the annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera City.

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The Phantoms are coming off their 20th Anniversary Season and second campaign in the Lehigh Valley playing at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum in Philadelphia before re-locating to Glens Falls, New York in 2009 where the team spent the next five seasons as the Adirondack Phantoms. A new era of Phantoms hockey began in the fall of 2014 when the Lehigh Valley Phantoms began play at the state-of-the-art PPL Center. Through 20 incredibly successful campaigns, the Phantoms have captured two Calder Cup Championships (1998, 2005), two Conference Championships (1998, 2005), two Regular Season Titles (1996-97, 1997-98) and four Division Championships (1996-97, 1997-98, 1998-99, 2003-04).