BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) – The Bakersfield Condors hockey team held its annual Teddy Bear Toss this weekend, and the count was conducted Monday morning.
The tally: 8,415 stuffed toys were thrown by fans onto the ice after the Condors scored their first goal Saturday night against Tucson.
The toys will be donated to the United Way of Kern County.
The Condors fell to the Tucson Roadrunners 6-1, but the team recorded its second-highest ever Teddy Bear Toss total. The record was 10,500.
Over the years, nearly 130,000 stuffed toys have been donated by the community during the annual event.