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Fans Encouraged To Throw Stuff Onto the Field

By Todd McClamroch in News on Dec 12, 2006 4:31PM

12_12_06_storm.jpgNormally, throwing items onto the field of play in any sport will result in getting the boot. But this Sunday, when the Chicago Storm host the Detroit Ignition on Sunday, December 17th at 5pm fans will be encouraged to toss items on the field. The Storm are partnering with the Chicagoland Chapter of the Salvation Army for the 2nd Annual Teddy Bear Toss. Fans are actually encouraged to toss a teddy bear or any other stuffed animal onto the field after the first Storm goal. The stuffed animals will be corralled and donated to the Chicago Metro Division of the Salvation Army for donation to deserving children during the holidays. Chicagoist is sure this is a better idea than throwing an octopus on the ice at Joe Louis arena.

The Chicago Storm, Chicago's Major Indoor Soccer League (MISL) team sits atop the MISL standings with a 5-2 record despite a weekend home loss to the Philadelphia Kixx. The loss ended the Storm's four game winning streak and game them their first loss of the season on home turf where they have a 3-1 record.

The MISL is made up of eight teams: Baltimore Blast, California Cougars, Chicago Storm, Detroit Ignition, Kansas City Comets, Milwaukee Wave, Philadelphia Wave, & the St. Louis Steamers. Each team plays 30 regular season games between November and the first week in April. The Storm play their home games at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.