Charlotte Checkers Teddy Bear Toss
The Checkers’ annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Novant Health, will take place Saturday, Nov. 30, during the 6 p.m. game against the Providence Bruins.

Fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animals that are new, wrapped in plastic or in a ziplock bag to throw onto the ice following the Checkers’ first goal. Bears with breakable battery compartments should not be thrown.

Continuing an annual tradition, Checkers players and staff members will deliver the collected animals to various nonprofits in the Charlotte area during this holiday season.

This year's Teddy Bear Toss also falls on the annual My First Checkers Game promotion, in which fans under 12 can receive $5 tickets and the first 1,500 to arrive at the game will receive a free kids jersey.