Let the Teddy Bears Fly this Weekend!

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – The Bakersfield Condors return to the Mercy and Memorial Hospitals Home Ice at Rabobank Arenafor two exciting games this week. There will be a toy drive on Tuesday night followed by the always anticipated Teddy Bear Toss night on Saturday. Be sure to get your tickets in advance!

On Tuesday, the Condors welcome the Alaska Aces to Rabobank Arena for the first time this season. The game starts at 7 p.m. with doors opening at 6 p.m. Fans can receive a $1 terrace level ticket by bringing a new, unwrapped toy to the game for donation to theCHiPs Program for Kids presented by R&D Leather Furniture. Save some room for a few hot dogs and a couple of adult beverages as well, as hot dogs are just $1 for the entire game and beer will be half-price through the end of the first intermission. The “Half-Price Beer and $1 Dogs Night” is presented by MY 45, La Preciosa 105.3 FM, and Bud Light.

Saturday night marks the 13th annual Teddy Bear Toss Night presented by 29 Eyewitness News, KERN Radio News Talk 1180 AM, and Wells Fargo when the Condors host the Ontario Reign at 7 p.m. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to bring new teddy bears and/or stuffed animals to the game. Then, when the Condors score their first goal, let the teddy bears fly out onto the ice! The stuffed animals will be collected and donated to the United Way of Kern County. Nearly 70,000 stuffed animals have been donated to charity in the event’s history. It is a Big Buddies night as well where underprivileged children will be given an opportunity to attend the game for free thanks to some great local organizations. Tickets for the game are going very quickly, so purchase your tickets early by calling 324-PUCK (7825) and don’t get stuck in the long lines at the box office!

6,289 stuffed animals were collected last year with 8,327 fans in attendance at Rabobank Arena. The team has averaged 7,958 fansper Teddy Bear Toss in the event’s 12-year history with an average of5,570 stuffed animals collected each year. To view last year’s Teddy Bear Toss, click here.

After the games head to the Bakersfield Marriott Autograph Booth located at the north end of the concourse. G Bryan Pitton and C Mathew Sisca will sign autographs on Tuesday, while D Joe Loprieno and C Thomas Frazee will sign after Saturday’s game.

Bakersfield hits the road on Sunday for a 5 p.m. contest in Ontario against the Reign.

Saturday’s game will be televised live on Bright House Networks, digital channel 10, and also will be archived on Bakersfield On Demand, channel 300.

Every game will be broadcast live in their entirety on Fox Sports 970 AM, and also available online at www.foxsports970am.com. In addition, anyone with a smartphone can download the iheartradio app and tune into the action from anywhere. Saturday’s game is the Condors game of the Week on Fox Sports Radio 610 AM in Lancaster. Be sure to call into the Goose Loonies Call-In Showfollowing the home games to have your questions answered by the Condors broadcast team. The games will be streamed online through the exclusive pay-per-view video provider of the ECHL,www.americaone.com.

Put your poker face on:

Members of the team including the coaches will be participating in a charity poker tournament to be held at the Aviator Casino in Delano on Wed. November 30th at 7 p.m.  The Aviator Casino is located at 1225 Airport Drive in Delano. Proceeds from the event will benefit Shop with a Cop which gives underprivileged children the chance to go holiday shopping with a police officer.  To see if you can bluff a Condor out of a big pot, please visit  www.theaviatorcasino.com or call 324-PUCK (7825) for more information.

Get Tickets:

Holiday 4-Pack Plans are a great gift for those that like to have fun and need the perfect stocking stuffer for the Holidays! Plans start at just $32. For more information or to reserve your tickets call 324-PUCK (7825) today

Individual tickets are on sale through Ticketmaster and the Rabobank Arena box office by calling 1-800-745-3000. Box office holiday hours open at 10 a.m. every day, but will close at noon on Wednesday and 2 p.m. on Friday. The box office is closed on Thursday, Thanksgiving Day. For more information on ticket packages, exciting promotions, and to sign up for the Kids Club for just $10, visit the online home of the Condors, www.bakersfieldcondors.com.

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