The Springfield region (and Bears fans) are encouraged to bring new teddy bears to the Missouri State Bears men’s basketball game versus Valparaiso on Wednesday, January 17, 2018, at 7 p.m. During halftime, all fans will toss their bears onto the court. Afterwards, the bears will be picked up and distributed to the Springfield Police Department.
Area law enforcement will then gift the bears to local children during crisis situations. If fans cannot bring a bear to the game, they will be encouraged to drop a bear off at any Old Missouri Bank location.
We make every effort to ensure the accuracy of this information. However, you should always call ahead to confirm dates, times, location, and other information.