December 21, 2017

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Tis’ The Season for BMO Giving​

Tis’ The Season for BMO Giving​
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A Badger fan throwing his teddy bear on the ice at the Badgers vs. Notre Dame Hockey game.

On December 9, BMO Harris Bank sponsored the first annual Teddy Bear Toss at the Wisconsin Badger’s Men’s hockey game at the University of Wisconsin-Madison to benefit Toys for Tots.

The Teddy Bear Toss, started by the Kamloops Blazers in 1933, provides teddy bear gifts for local, underprivileged children. Over the years, many Hockey leagues have adopted this tradition, and this was the first year that the Badgers brought this tradition to their ice rink.

Fans attending the hockey game were encouraged to bring new teddy bears that they were able to throw on the ice at the end of the game. In total, 1,400 teddy bears were tossed on the ice and donated to Toys for Tots.

In addition, BMO Harris donated 1,000 tickets to the game to Porchlight in Madison, Wisconsin. Porchlight is an organization that helps families with transitional housing and getting back on their feet after significant life events.

Congratulations BMO Financial Corp.!