Philadelphia Union, along with Optymyze and Timeless Teddies, are asking fans to continue donating new 10-14” teddy bears to help Police and Firefighters build stronger relationships with children in the Chester community.
So far, 160 teddy bears have been donated and will be given to a child from a first responder. The teddies serve as a sign of peace and calm children affected by a tragedy.
The goal is to reach 500 donated teddy bears by July 30th. Fans can continue to donate through Amazon and ship the teddies to the office, or by bringing a bear (or two) to the July 15th match against Swansea City AFC. The shipping address for the Union Front Offices is 2501 Seaport Drive
Suite 500, Chester, Pa. 19013.
To bring awareness to Timeless Teddies, Major Steven Gretsky of the Chester Police Department will be giving the first teddy to a child of the Chester community at Saturday's match as a part of the Union's first kick pregame ceremony.
Tickets for the Union vs. Swansea match can be found here. So come on out to Talen Energy Stadium, and don't forget your teddy!