HERSHEY BEARS CARES
The Hershey Bears Cares platform was established in 2018 with the purpose of showcasing the philanthropic activities and volunteer efforts of our Bears players and staff members throughout the community. For more than 81 years, the Hershey Bears have been active in the community and value giving back to Hershey and surrounding areas.
2019-20 Hershey Bears Community Programs
Hershey Bears give back to the Central PA region through a variety of programs and partnerships designed to encourage health, wellness, literacy, and charity within the community.
Hershey Bears hockey club donates a portion of the sale of all jersey auctions to a number of area nonprofits organizations as part of its community-focused Hershey Bears Cares initiative. Beneficiaries for the 2019-2020 season are ASHA, CPIHL, Caitlin Smiles, Falcon Packs, American Cancer Society, Hospice of Central PA, Lebanon, and Dauphin County Library Systems.
Roaring to Read was formed to motivate youth in the community to develop a love for reading and promote the value, importance and enjoyment of reading and literacy among students in kindergarten through fifth grade. The Hershey Bears connect with numerous elementary schools in the Central PA area to incentivize students with a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game once the student completes their school's reading challenge.
The Hershey Bears Wellness All-Stars program is designed to encourage exercise and healthy nutrition into the daily lives of children from kindergarten through Middle School. The Hershey Bears work with various partners in the community to develop incentive programs.
The following programs are part of Wellness All-Stars:
PRO Wellness Healthy Champions
Penn State PRO Wellness educates and inspires youth and their families to become champions for healthy life choices. The Hershey Bears are happy to partner with Penn State PRO Wellness by providing a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game for elementary and middle school students who participated in one of their schools Healthy Champions signature events (Walk to School Day and Apple Crunch.)
Learn more about the PRO Wellness Healthy Champions program
Kids Heart Challenge
Kids Heart Challenge program overseen by the American Heart Association (AHA) encourage physical activity for a healthy lifestyle while raising money to cure heart disease. The Hershey Bears are proud to partner with AHA to provide students with a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game for raising funds during these two events.
Learn more about the American Heart Association's School programs
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series
The Pennies for Patients program overseen by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society encourages students to save their spare change and bring it in to school. By participating, kids learn not only about the differences they can make, but they learn about leadership, teamwork, and what "doing good" for others can mean. The Hershey Bears are proud to partner with LLS to provide students with a complimentary ticket to a Bears home game for raising funds during this event.
Learn more about the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Student Series
Seats for Soldiers & Veterans
The Hershey Bears Hockey Club will honor our military personnel through our sixth annual Seats for Soldiers & Veterans game. If you would like to purchase tickets that will then be donated to our military families, please complete the order form. Seats for Soldiers sponsorship packages are available.
Download the flyer for additional information
Thanks to our Hometown Heroes Sponsors!
Request For Donations
If you are a not-for-profit organization seeking support from the Hershey Bears, please reference the following eligibility requirements.