The 2018 New York Sash Teddy Bear Toss is taking place this December.

It'll all take place on December 1st. This area favorite holiday toy drive event is a partnership between New York Sash and Utica College to raise toys for local children in need. New York Sash will be celebrating their 14th annual Teddy Bear Toss as the Utica College Pioneers Men’s Hockey take on Chatham University. Throughout the years over 30,000 stuffed animals have been donated.

“It’s our favorite time of the year,” said New York Sash owner Scot Hayes. “My family has grown up with this event, my employees love it. All year long our customers and friends talk to us about the impact of the game. The Teddy Bear Toss is our way to give back to the community.”

The Teddy Bear Toss game has sold out every year since 2012 so fans are encouraged to buy their tickets early. Tickets are on sale as of Saturday, September 8th at the Adirondack Bank Center Box Office or through Empire State Tickets online.