Rampage on an eight-game homestand with Teddy Bear Toss to benefit San Antonio families

12th annual Teddy Bear Toss game this Saturday


SAN ANTONIO – The Rampage are back in action at home this Saturday for their 12th annual Teddy Bear Toss.

December is a busy month for the team while they prepare for nine different opponents and three upcoming themed games for their fans.

The first themed game is their annual Teddy Bear Toss.

In the spirit of the holidays, fans are encouraged to bring lightly used or new teddy bears to the game on Friday, and are invited to throw the bear onto the ice after the Rampage score their first goal of the night.

Members of the Jr. Rampage will then collect the bears to be donated to the Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc.

“It’s an awesome cause. It puts people in the stands and obviously the teddy bears get donated to a great cause,” defensive player Chris Butler said.

The Family Violence Prevention Services, Inc. provides women and children of San Antonio with “emergency shelter, transitional housing, education, effective parenting education and specialized intervention with youth and the elderly,” according to their website.

“We like to be a part of the community and help out as much as we can, so we are very glad to be a part of this event,” head coach Eric Veilleux said.

The Rampage will go head-to-head with the Iowa Wild on both Friday and Saturday. The game Friday is at 7:30 p.m. and the Teddy Bear Toss game is Saturday at 7:00 p.m. at the AT&T Center--

don’t forget your teddy bear.