First Lehigh Valley Teddy Bear Toss Set for Saturday, December 6th
December 3, 2014
Lehigh Valley, PA – The Lehigh Valley Phantoms, proud AHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers, are pleased to announce they have partnered with Valley Youth House for the team’s Teddy Bear Toss, which will take place during the December 6th game at PPL Center. The Teddy Bear Toss, which is presented this year by Dan’s Camera City, is an annual Phantoms promotion where fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears to the game and throw them onto the ice when the Phantoms score their first goal. The bears are then donated to a local charitable organization. For their first season in the Lehigh Valley, the Phantoms will be donating all teddy bears to the Valley Youth House.
“We’re thrilled to be partnering with Valley Youth House for our first Teddy Bear Toss here in the Lehigh Valley,” said Phantoms executive vice president Chris Porreca. “This is a promotion we look forward to every year not just because it’s fun to throw things onto the ice but also because it has a huge impact on our community during the holiday season.”
“Every day, Valley Youth House is a first line of defense for troubled young people and their families,” said Valley Youth House Director of Development Christina Sschoemaker. “Over 54 well-researched, outcome-driven programs enable youth to work through challenges to establish and pursue successful life paths. Our growth, positive outcomes, and legacy of excellence would not be possible without the help and support of countless generous donors and community advocates. We extend our sincere thanks to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms for choosing Valley Youth House as the beneficiary of the first Teddy Bear Toss, and for their support in helping us expand our reach to the most vulnerable at-risk children and youth.”
Founded in 1973, Valley Youth House’s mission is to provide prevention and intervention services, counseling, life skills and behavioral health services to abused, neglected and homeless youth and their families. Their programs foster positive growth enabling at-risk youth and their families to become healthy, productive, responsible members of the community. For information, visit www.valleyyouthhouse.org.
Check it out! Don’t miss the action and fun of Lehigh Valley Phantoms hockey at PPL Center in downtown Allentown! Contact the Phantoms Front Office for information on season tickets and affordable partial-season plans by calling 610-224-GOAL (4625).
Upcoming Home Games:
Saturday, December 6, 2014, Bridgeport Sound Tigers vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Legends Night! Bill Barber, a two-time Stanley Cup champion and the first head coach in Phantoms history will be at the game!)
(Teddy Bear Toss presented by Dan’s Camera City! Fans are encouraged to bring new or gently used teddy bears to the game and throw them on the ice when the Phantoms score their first goal! All bears will be donated to Valley Youth House.)
Saturday, December 13, 2014, Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(“Go Birds” Tailgate! With special guests Jeremiah Trotter, Brian Baldinger and the Eagles Cheerleaders! Specialty Jersey Night with a post-game jersey auction)
Wednesday, December 17, 2014, Binghamton Senators vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Jewish Heritage Night with a special lighting of the menorah on the ice!)
Friday, December 19, 2014, Hershey Bears vs. Lehigh Valley Phantoms, 7:05 PM
(Another Orange Out! FREE Holiday-themed Phantoms shirt for all fans!)
In their 19th season of operation, the Phantoms are currently in the midst of their Inaugural Season as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms playing at the brand-new PPL Center. Established in 1996, the Phantoms spent their first 13 seasons at the Spectrum 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 18 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).