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01-14-2016

Clarkson University to Host Teddy Bear Toss to Benefit Local Hospitals on Jan. 30

Clarkson University's Physician Assistant Program is hosting its third annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Jan. 30, to benefit child patients at local hospitals.

Teddy Bear TossThose who bring a new stuffed animal to the Men's Hockey game against Colgate will receive a free general admission ticket to the game. Teddy bears will be available for sale in the Cheel Campus Center before the game, and a plastic wrap station will be provided for any stuffed animal brought for the toss.

The Teddy Bear Toss will occur either after the first Clarkson goal or at the end of the first period, whichever occurs first. Participants will then be invited to toss their stuffed animals onto the ice at that time.

Clarkson PA students delivered more than 350 stuffed animals to children last year. All donations will go to local hospitals, including Canton-Potsdam Hospital, Claxton Hepburn Medical Center, Massena Memorial Hospital, Gouverneur Hospital, Alice Hyde Medical Center, Adirondack Medical Center, Carthage Area Hospital and the Guthrie Clinic at Fort Drum.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The Clarkson University Physician Assistant Program hosts its second annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Jan. 30. Students delivered more than 350 stuffed animals to children in local hospitals last year.

[A photograph for media use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/teddy-bear-toss-2015.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or aharrison@clarkson.edu.]

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