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The following is information from Gleaning for the World:

The Teddy Bear Brigade, a ministry of Gleaning For The World,  is partnering once again with the Liberty University Men's Hockey Team to host their 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss on Friday, February 8 at the 7:00 p.m. game versus Oakland University. Fans attending the game are asked to bring new and gently-loved stuffed animals to throw onto the ice after the Flames score their first goal.

The Teddy Bear Brigade collects new and gently-loved stuffed animals to send to children in need around the world. They shipped over 67,000 stuffed animals to hurting children in 2013 alone. These went to victims of poverty in third world countries as well as natural disasters such as Superstorm Sandy.

The TBB asks that all stuffed animals brought to the game be soft and plushy, non-electrical and non-scary.

The Liberty Flames Hockey team is giving away a Playstation 3 to one lucky participant who brings a stuffed animal to the "toss". Doors open at 6:00pm and tickets for the game are just $7. They can be purchased by contacting the LU ticket office, visiting www.LibertyFlames.com or at the door.

About Gleaning For The World:

Organized in 1998 by the Rev. Davidson, Gleaning For The World is a non-profit humanitarian organization that recovers excess medical and essential supplies from industries in the United States and sends them to communities around the world where these supplies are critically needed. The mission of GFTW is "to share the love of God at home and around the world through efficient delivery of high quality, life-saving supplies to victims of poverty and devastation by connecting corporate surplus to critical needs."

About The Teddy Bear Brigade:

Started in 2001 the TBB is a ministry of GFTW that strives to provide comfort, security and love to children around the world who may be suffering from war, poverty, natural disaster or other hardships. Since 2011, they have provided over 300,000 stuffed animals to these hurting children.

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