Minnesota Vikings fans in Tennessee organized a toy drive and over 300 toy bears donated to Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in honor of Teddy Bridgewater.
it is always great when people go above and beyond what is expected of them to do good things for other people. That is the case for fans in attendance at Sunday’s football game between the Tennessee Titans and Minnesota Vikings.
While the Vikings got the win on the football field, the real winner of the day might be a man named Tony Pegel. With Teddy Bridgewater on the shelf for Minnesota, the fan of purple and gold decided to do something good for the kids in the area, starting the Teddies 4 Teddy program.
The program is designed to collect Teddy bears from fans and donate them to the local children’s hospital for the kids staying there. On Sunday, that meant that the bears would be going to the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee.
For more information on this great program, here is a news clip from WKRN ABC 2 in Nashville discussing the Teddies 4 Teddy program.
Fans of both the Minnesota Vikings and Tennessee Titans participated in the toy drive, which saw over 300 stuffed animals be donated to the children’s hospital in Tennessee. Tony Pegel was very pleased with the outcome, and hopes to make it a more regular event at football games.
"“Hopefully we can make Teddy, he just had surgery on his knee, feel better in Minnesota and make a lot of kids in the hospital in Nashville feel good, too. It’s a win-win,” said Tony Pegel with Teddies 4 Teddy."
At this time, there is no knowledge of any further teddy bear drives available. But huge thanks go out to Minnesota Vikings fan Tony Pegel and the Nashville Norsemen for organizing this event and hopefully making a big difference in the life of a young person in need of some support and encouragement.