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BARONS FANS DONATE NEARLY 2,000 STUFFED ANIMALS; RAISE $3200 FOR SPECIAL OLYMPICS

By Josh Evans, OKC Barons

The Oklahoma City Barons games last weekend featured a holiday theme: Sing for Santa, Teddy Bear Toss, Postgame shoot for a holiday ham and bidding on trees decorated by the players. The fans came through.

Following the game Friday night, fans were invited to the ice to shoot a puck into an empty net for a holiday ham from Schwab Meats. Over 200 people completed the task and were able to cross one item off of their holiday shopping list.

 
Saturday night was the Barons annual Teddy Bear Toss presented by Chesapeake Energy Corporation. Fans were encouraged to bring stuffed animals to the game. When the Barons scored their first goal, fans were asked to toss the stuffed animals toward the ice. Once again, Barons fans came through, bringing nearly 2,000 stuffed animals. The stuffed animals were collected and donated to EMSA who uses the stuffed animals to create conversation with children who have been involved in a traumatic incident.

Both nights featured the opportunity for fans to bid on Christmas trees decorated by the players based on their likes and personalities. Proceeds from the bids were earmarked for donation to the Barons Buddies Program with Special Olympics. Barons fans donated nearly $3,200 to the cause.
 

The Barons players, coaches and front office staff thank their fans for their generosity during this holiday season.

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