1. Home
  2. News
  3. Thunder Players to Deliver Teddy Bears Today

Thunder Players to Deliver Teddy Bears Today

Monday, February 1st
Thunder Players to Deliver Teddy Bears Today

Wichita, KS (Jan. 13th) - The Wichita Thunder, proud member of the ECHL and powered by Toyota, are excited to brighten the day of a youngster today in the Wichita community as players and staff will be paying a visit to local hospitals to deliver teddy bears that were donated by fans during Teddy Bear Toss Night.

Players will be visiting Via Christi St. Francis today at 2 p.m. and will make a trip to Wesley Medical Center at a later date. During the visit, the members of the team will surprise children in the pediatric unit and NICU with the teddy bears and toys that were donated. Mike Wilson's goal on December 13th brought the parade of bears down to the ice. Over 2,000 teddy bears were collected that night. Wichita begins a five-game road swing on Friday against the Allen Americans on Friday, January 16th at 7:05 p.m.

Individual tickets are on sale now. Don't delay! Tickets can be purchased at the INTRUST Arena Box office, by calling 755-SEAT or go online at www.selectaseat.com. Stay up-to-date on all the news during the season by visiting www.wichitathunder.com. About the ECHL

The ECHL began in 1988-89 with five teams in four states and has grown into a coast-to-coast league with 28 teams in 20 states and one Canadian province for its 27th season in 2014-15. There have been 541 players who have started their career in the ECHL have gone on to play in the National Hockey League, including 29 who made their NHL debuts in the 2013-14 season. The ECHL had affiliations with 26 of the 30 NHL teams in 2013-14, marking the 17th consecutive season that the league had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL. Further information on the ECHL is available on its website at ECHL.com, as well as on Twitter and Facebook.