GSW athletes deliver 2,000 Teddy Bears to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center

Published 4:57 pm Thursday, March 7, 2024

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By Marcus Johnson


AMERICUS – Athletes from Georgia Southwestern State University hauled a literal truckload of stuffed animals onto the campus of Phoebe Sumter Medical Center Wednesday afternoon following the university’s annual Teddy Bear Toss.

At a recent basketball game, fans tossed nearly 2,000 stuffed toys on the Storm Dome court when the Canes scored their first basket.

The teddy bears will be used to calm fears and bring smiles to the faces of Phoebe’s youngest patients and their families and will be shared with other community partners that serve children.