Baseball Charity to Hit a Home Run for Sick Kids
The Brisbane Bandits and the Children’s Hospital Foundation will be hosting the inaugural ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ on the Dec 10th. This charity event held at Viticon Stadium will raise awareness around children’s health. Soft toys purchased at the game will go directly to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. A home run for sick kids this Christmas.
Baseball game attendees will be able to purchase soft toys from Bocchetta Plush Toys, who will have a wide range of toys available. The ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ will happen around 5pm, as soon as the last out of the 1st game is complete. Spectators will then toss their purchased teddies onto the field. The soft toy toss concept is gaining momentum worldwide, now embraced by many sports, including basketball, soccer, and ice hockey. The world record for stuffed animals tossed onto the ice is a staggering 52,341 soft toys.
The charity day will consist of an exciting double header between the Brisbane Bandits and Geelong-Korea, with the first game of the double header starting at 2pm. The second game will start at 6:30pm, shortly after the ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ event.
Brisbane Bandits owner, Kevin Cuyler, said “The Teddy Bear Toss event provides the community with an opportunity to give back to kids and their families doing it tough. Combining this with a sport like baseball galvanises players, sponsors, and attendees in working towards a central goal. Giving back to sick kids.”
Across the past financial year, the Children’s Hospital Foundation has invested $20 million into direct impact for sick kids. This money has helped to fund ground-breaking research and crucial new equipment. Additionally, patient and family support services at Queensland Children’s Hospital are benefitting from this help.
Children’s Hospital Foundation CEO, Lyndsey Rice said the Foundation is grateful to have the support of the Brisbane Bandits community. This will continue to help sick and injured kids.
“Everything we do for sick kids becomes possible in no small part through the generosity and support of our amazing community. It’s incredible to see the power that people can have when they come together for events like the ‘Teddy Bear Toss’.
“Every dollar raised from the purchase of a teddy plays a vital role in helping Queensland’s sickest kids and their families. It helps them through some of their most challenging days. We’re extremely humbled for the support of the Brisbane Bandits community,” she added.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
The Community can join in with the ‘Teddy Bear Toss’ charity event by attending the game on the day. They can purchase a soft toy, which will then be given directly to the Children’s Hospital Foundation. For further information on attending the Brisbane Bandits charity event, visit https://bit.ly/Banditsevent