Rapid City Rush and local law enforcement hand out donated teddy bears to kids
RAPID CITY, S.D. — The Rapid City Rush held their annual ‘Hockey N’ Hope game this past weekend and the crowd tossed more than 1,700 bears onto the ice.
All of the bears collected were donated to Youth and Family Services Girls Inc. of Rapid City. Rush players and some local law enforcement officers helped hand out the bears to the girls in the program. This is the first time the Rapid City Rush players have been able to give the bears out to the public themselves and that meant a lot to the players involved.
Left Wing for the Rush, Cedric Montminy said “It’s nice to interact with the kids, cause I mean it’s good to have the teddy bear toss night but as a player you don’t really know where it’s going after that. So for us to come here and give it directly to the children it’s good for us. I mean the guys loved it and it’s great to see the smile on their face too when we give it to them.”
The Rapid City Rush will be holding the teddy bear toss event again next year and donate all of the bears to Youth and Family Services.