News Releases

Thank you to Teddy Bear Golf Tourney Participants

Thanks to all the participants and donors of the 2019 Teddy Bear Hugs U golf tournament.  We had a record-setting year for donations.

Thank you again. We are so grateful for everyone’s generosity.

 

Inspirational Letters from Teddy Bear patients and parents

Hey Tom,
I just wanted to take a minute and thank you for giving my daughter the teddy bear. Her smile lit up the room when I handed it to her. I enjoyed visiting with you, & if I can ever repay the favor, please let me know!

Michael Kenney
Nacogdoches, Texas

Tom,
My 4-year old son had open heart surgery at the (then) University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital when he was 9 weeks old. In each of the past three months, he’s been having procedures at the U of MN Masonic Children’s Hospital in preparation for his next surgery in early 2017. We were surprised (and delighted) to see your organization handing out teddy bears in November. In fact, he was able to receive one. He got such a kick out of getting a teddy bear. He was having a rough day and the bear lifted his spirits! It’s been a valuable member of our family ever since.

Thank you to you and your organization for the joy you bring to the children who receive a teddy bear from you. I pray for continued success and blessings to you and your organization. Happy New Year!
Regards,
Troy Finnigan
Dear Tom,
“I wanted to wish you and others at Teddy Bear Hugs U Organization Happy Holidays and the best throughout 2017.”
“I also wanted to thank you for your generosity of time and talents in making it possible for patients on both (University of Minnesota) MHealth Campuses to receive plush Teddy Bears this year! It truly does bring smiles to old and young alike.”
“Thank you so much for keeping both Adult and Pediatric Patients being cared for at our Hospitals in your thoughts.”
Truly,

Ann Shelp
Patient & Families Support Services
M Health
University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital

Teddy Bears Bring Smiles at Children’s Hospital

On Thursday, November 14, over 500 teddy bears were distributed to the inspirational kids at Amplatzer Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.

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The cuddly bears distributed by 26 Teddy Bear Hugs U volunteers brought smiles and a few tears. For the third year running, volunteers went from room to room with the hopes of renewing the spirits of young patients and their families.

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Special thanks to Hellman Worldwide for providing teddy bear transportation services.

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The volunteers learned again this year that teddy bears are the universal “feel good” gift for persons of all ages.

November 14 Volunteers Needed

We’re in need of volunteers for our 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Hugs U Day on Thursday,
November 14, 2013 at 12:30 in the afternoon.

Experience the joy of giving by distributing our adorable teddy bears to the children patients at the University of Minnesota Aplatz hospital.

If you’re interested in volunteering please contact:

Tom Krieger at 612-325-8708 or info@teddybearhugsu.org

 This is a day that will touch your heart forever

Teddy Bear Hugs U Golf Tourney Photos

Despite unseasonable weather, smiles were rampant at the Teddy Bear Hugs U Golf Tournament at Manitou Ridge Golf Course in White Bear Lake.

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The Teddy Bear CEO took a breather for this photo.

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Voted best looking foursome.

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George, Paul, John, and Ringo.

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The photographer was into the bloody mary’s on this blurry one.

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Alphabetical order according to size.

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Which one is the heir to the Teddy Bear throne?

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Thanks to the volunteers!!!

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Confused about deer season.

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Sponsored by Crayola crayons.

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Never went thirsty throughout the day.

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More wins than John Gagliardi in this group.

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Auditioned for Boyz to Men.

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Never met a Happy Hour they didn’t like

Thanks again to all the Teddy Bear Hugs U golf tourney participants, sponsors, and volunteers.

Teddy Bears Hugs Golf Tourney Rocks

The 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Hugs U Golf Tournament was a rousing success!

Held on Saturday, July 27 at Manitou Ridge Golf Course in White Bear Lake, the event raised over $39,000 in prizes and donations. Over 70 companies and individuals served as sponsors or donated to the Teddy Bear Hugs U cause.

Special thanks to the 24 volunteers who gave of their time to make sure all the golfers left smiling.

Contact us if you’re interested in donating or participating in next year’s event.

Thanks to all who participated and your support for the Teddy Bear Hugs U mission.

 

Teddy Bear Hugs U is now Credit Card Friendly

Great News!  We just made doing business with us a little easier…Teddy Bear Hugs U is now Credit Card Friendly!

You can make donations and/or pay for the Golf Event online by clicking on the Donation Button. Either use your personal PayPal Account or use one of the Credit Cards pictured.  For a Donation, simply type in the amount and go from there.  For the Golf Event, determine the amount you need to pay- $100.00 per golfer- type it in the blank, and process the transaction.  If you wish to be a Hole Sponsor, enter $50.00.  Then, be sure to send your sponsor/registration form with the names of the golfers in your group, and the name of the Hole Sponsor for the signage.

If you wish to register then pay for the Golf Event on July 27th, we will process your credit card on site at that time.  Just be sure to send us your registration form with the names of your golfers.

Golf, Raffle, and Silent Auction Event Update

Major Raffle Prizes…Southwest Airlines– (2) Round Trip Tickets good for Air Travel anywhere in the Southwest System…Voyager Village– Golf Adventure for (4).

Don’t miss out!  Register for the Golf Event today.  The deadline to register is Friday, July 19th.

Teddy Bear Hugs U on KARE 11

Teddy Bear Hugs U will be featured on Coffee with Care (Channel 11) at 5:45 am and 6:15 am on Tuesday, July 16th.  

May 3, 2013

Teddy Bear Hugs U distributed over (2,000) Teddy Bears to the Patients in the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital, and the University of Minnesota Medical Center. Thank you to all our Volunteers and Supporters.

May 4, 2013

2nd Annual Golf, Raffle, and Silent Auction to be held Saturday, July 27, 2013, at Manitou Ridge Golf Course. Details announced soon.