All toys and teddy bears will go towards the John Thiessen Foundation, which provides hospitals and child-care facilities with therapeutic and recreational equipment, offering sick and needy children toys throughout the holiday season. The John Thiessen Foundation will collect the toys starting at 6 p.m.
"The Toy Drive and Teddy Bear Toss is a great way to include our fans in our holiday charity efforts," said Chris Dey, President, New York Islanders. To give back to those in need during the holiday season is an extremely important part of the Islanders off-ice efforts.
Fans who donate new unwrapped toys or plush teddy bears will receive one (1) free ticket voucher per family. Vouchers are redeemable for one of the following three games: Dec. 21 vs. the Tampa Bay Lightning, Dec. 23 vs. the Toronto Maple Leafs, or Jan. 21 vs. the Florida Panthers. For more information, contact the Islanders front office at (516) 501-6700 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org