Thursday, December 9, 2021

Over 7,000 Teddy Bears Collected at the Annual Germain Arena Teddy Bear Toss Sponsored by IBERIABANK

Photos courtesy of Al Larson Photography

Photos courtesy of Al Larson Photography

Teddy-Bear-Toss-3IBERIABANK, a 127-year-old subsidiary of IBERIABANK Corporation, partnered with Germain Arena and the Florida Everblades for a fifth year to host the annual Teddy Bear Toss on Dec. 13. Over 7,000 stuffed animals were collected for the Golisano Children’s


Hospital of Southwest Florida, Toys for Tots and several other local charities.

Teddy-Bear-Toss-1David Gordley, market president for IBERIABANK, and players from the Everblades delivered the toys to children at the hospital on Dec. 15. “This was such a heart-warming experience.



The children at the hospital were smiling ear to ear from the teddy bears and star struck by the Everblades players,” said Gordley. “We are fortunate to live in a community where people are so generous and willing to help others. The spirit of giving is alive and well in Southwest Florida.”

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