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December 10, 2013, Salmon Arm (ISN) – The Salmon Arm SilverBacks are just days away from one of the most anticipated events on the schedule, as the Annual Teddy Bear Toss takes place at the Shaw Centre this Saturday, when your ‘Backs host the Vernon Vipers.

Salmon Arm GM and the Salvation Army are both on board to help the SilverBacks with promotion and clean-up of the Teddy Bears, just one week after the Five Hole For Food event at the Shaw that saw over 450lbs of food donations taken to Salmon Arm’s Salvation Army.

General Manager Troy Mick says this is one of the events that fans, staff, and players look forward to each season “It’s great to watch our fans celebrate our first goal of the game with a shower of Holiday donations, we’re so happy to have back-to-back events that benefit the Salvation Army, it’s a wonderful example of the charitable spirit of our community.”

Mick says playing your rival doesn’t hurt, either “We haven’t played the Vipers in a Month and a half, and a lot has happened in our Division since then, we know our fans will be excited about the game, and we hope they continue to show a high level of enthusiasm when it comes to making a difference in their City.”

SilverBack fans are reminded that brining a plastic bag to place the Bears inside may be a good idea, as the Bears do sometimes get wet when thrown onto the ice.

Puck drop is set for 7pm this Saturday, the 14th, at the Shaw Centre; and the Bears fly when the SilverBacks score their first goal of the game.

For more information pertaining to this press release please contact Troy Mick at the SilverBacks Hockey Operations office at 250-832-3856, Ext 106