Otters, BayHawks and SeaWolves Team Up for Drive-Thru Teddy Bear Toss and Toy Drive

Erie, Pennsylvania – The Erie Otters, Erie BayHawks and Erie SeaWolves are teaming up to host a contactless drive-thru teddy bear toss and toy collection benefitting the Salvation Army of Erie on Saturday, December 19th from 10am-2pm.

Erie sports fans are encouraged to bring a new stuffed animal or boxed toy to the collection point at the East 9th Street traffic circle at the main entrance of UPMC Park where staff will be on hand to receive donations from vehicles. Social distancing and personal protection protocols will be in place (masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) to ensure the health and safety of fans and volunteers. Fans are encouraged to pack their donations in a plastic bag.

All donors will receive free hot chocolate courtesy of Tim Hortons and special offers from the teams, including a coupon for 15% off a future purchase at the Erie Otters or Erie SeaWolves merchandise stores.

Fans should be aware of ongoing construction to the Warner Theater and adjusted traffic patterns with East 9th Street closed between State and French street, and one lane traffic on French Street near the Warner Theater construction project. Access to the collection point can be found by heading south on French Street starting at the intersection with East 8th Street.

WHO: Erie Otters, Erie BayHawks, Erie SeaWolves and Erie Events

WHAT: Contactless drive-thru teddy bear toss and toy drive to benefit the Salvation Army of Erie

WHERE: 9th Street traffic circle at the main entrance of UPMC Park

WHEN: Saturday, December 19th from 10am-2pm

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