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01-17-2017

Clarkson University Teddy Bear Toss to Benefit Local Hospitals on Jan. 28

Clarkson University's Physician Assistant Studies Program is hosting its fourth annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Jan. 28, to benefit child patients at local hospitals.

Teddy Bear TossThose who bring a new stuffed animal to the Men's Hockey game against Rensselaer 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.

Those who bring a stuffed animal wrapped in plastic also will receive one free ticket to an upcoming women's hockey game.

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 400 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.

Find out more about Clarkson's Physician Assistant program at http://www.clarkson.edu/pa , 315-268-7942, or pa@clarkson.edu .

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, New York, and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, 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 innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: The Clarkson University Physician Assistant Program hosts its fourth annual Teddy Bear Toss on Saturday, Jan. 28. Students delivered hundreds of 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-2016.jpg.]

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Kelly Chezum, VP for External Relations, at 315-268-4483 or kchezum@clarkson.edu.]

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