Spokane WA (PRWEB) February 11, 2013
Spokane Movers, American Van Service, announced a record breaking year for the Spokane Chief’s Teddy Bear Toss.
Spokane Chiefs' fans tossed 6,560 teddy bears onto the ice for the Teddy Bear Toss presented by The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund. The teddy bears will be given to the community through The Spokesman-Review Christmas Fund and the Gus Johnson Ford Christmas Caravan. The 6,560 teddy bears is a franchise record for stuffed animals.
Jason Farrow, Co-Principal and General Manager, of Spokane Movers, American Van Service said, “This is our home and we truly enjoy helping the kids of Spokane.”
For the 3rd year in a row American Van Service provided free pickup and collection from the Spokane Veterans arena and taking them to the Spokane Fairground were they were then donated to those in need here in Spokane on December 17th.
A teddy bear toss is a popular Christmas season promotion at many minor and junior hockey arenas throughout North America. Fans are encouraged to bring teddy bears to the game, and to throw them onto the ice when the home team scores its first goal.
The toys are then gathered up to be donated as Christmas presents to hospitals and charities. In many cases, the players themselves personally donate some of the bears to children at area hospitals. The tradition is said to have started in Kitchner, Ontario.
American Van Service is the oldest and biggest family owned and managed movers Spokane. Being the Allied agent for most of eastern Washington keeps them busy, but never too busy to help Spokane area charities.
For three generations, American Van Service has been moving Spokane area families and businesses. As one of the preferred Spokane movers for Fairchild Air Force base, American Van Service also gets the chance to help the area's military families.
For more information about Spokane moving company American Van Service call 509-210-2600.