The Kansas Jayhawks are riding high right now. They’re 8-0 with some very impressive wins and have consistently sold out the Allen Fieldhouse this year. But the team isn’t the only aspect that’s giving Kansas a sense of pride. The fans are going to be making their own mark this weekend.
According to KUSports, the Jayhawks fans will be doing a Teddy Bear Toss for children in need during halftime of Saturday’s game against No. 17 Villanova.
Per the report, fans will be taking stuffed animals and throwing them onto the court, where they will then be collected and donated to the Toys for Tots charity.
The event will by the first in Kansas basketball history, though it is not a brand new concept.
The Hershey Bears of the AHL recently collected over 34,000 teddy bears in a similar initiative. However, the Bears have 6,000 fewer seats than Allen Fieldhouse, so there could very well be more audience participation.
The Jayhawks are ranked No. 1 in the nation this season following Gonzaga’s recent loss to Tennessee (a team Kansas beat earlier this season).
Kansas and Villanova are set to play at noon on Saturday. The game will be on ESPN.