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11/29/2011 2:06 PM

Article By: Mike Peck

IceHogs annual teddy bear toss this weekend

Rockford, Ill.- This Saturday is the Rockford IceHogs annual Teddy Bear Toss and all fans who bring a new stuffed animal to the game can enter to win a pair of round trip airline tickets courtesy of the Chicago-Rockford International Airport (RFD), Frontier Airlines and Maverick Media.

The IceHogs take on the Abbotsford Heat at 7:05 p.m. at the BMO Harris Bank Center, and after the IceHogs score their first goal of the game, fans can toss their stuffed animals onto the ice. The stuffed animals will be collected and donated to several local charities and hospitals to brighten the holidays for local underprivileged kids.

Before they reach their final destination, all the stuffed animals collected at the IceHogs game will be brought to the Chicago-Rockford International Airport where they’ll be on display during the airport’s two weeks of giving for Toys For Tots.

Additionally, fans who bring a stuffed animal to the game on Saturday can enter to win a pair of round trip airline tickets on Frontier Airlines to Denver, Col. Frontier’s service to Denver from RFD begins on Friday, Dec. 16.  RFD offers free parking, curbside baggage, short security lines and free Wi-Fi Internet.  For more information, check out 

Tickets to Saturday’s game can be purchased by calling 815-968-5222, on-line through or at the BMO Harris Bank Center Box Office.

On Friday, the first 1,500 fans 21-and-older will receive a voucher for a free IceHogs pint glass courtesy of Applebee’s. Fans can redeem the vouchers at either of the two Rockford area Applebee’s locations for the pint glass.

Friday’s pint glass giveaway is the first in a series of three collectable giveaways with Applebee’s.  Fans can also pick-up an IceHogs pint glass on Friday, Dec. 9 and an IceHogs pitcher on Friday, Dec. 16.

For more information on upcoming IceHogs promotions, visit

Next Home Game: Friday, Dec. 2 vs. Lake Erie. The puck hits the ice at 7:05 p.m. The IceHogs welcome the Lake Erie Monsters to the BMO Harris Bank Center for the first time in 2011-12. The first 1,500 fans (21 or older) will get an IceHogs pint glass thanks to Applebees.