South Bend International Airport to host 11th Annual Bears in the Air event

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South Bend International Airport’s 11th Annual Bears in the Air takes flight on Friday evening, Dec. 2.

The party, from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m., will take place in the SkyWest hangar located east of the terminal building.

The goal of the night is to raise funds to provide newly purchased teddy bears to children in area hospitals.

Admission to the party is $30 per person at the door which will provide a bear to a child in area hospitals, including Beacon Children’s Hospital, Elkhart General Hospital, Saint Joseph Health System and A Rosie Place for Children.

The program also supports Veterans who have served the country and are now in need of our support.

Attendees will enjoy light refreshments, cocktails, music, and door prizes.

Prizes include:
– $100 gift card to Cafe Navarre
– Gift basket from The South Bend Chocolate Company
– An overnight stay for two with breakfast at Aloft South Bend plus two tickets to Drop Comedy
– 2023 Black Card for Blackthorn Golf Club
– Outdoor Suite from the South Bend Cubs
– Two tickets to a Jack M Champaigne Masterworks Series Performance from South Bend Symphony Orchestra
– $100 gift card to Woochi Japanese Fusion & Bar
– Roundtrip airfare from Delta Air Lines
– Roundtrip airfare from United Airlines
– Notre Dame Hockey tickets with club access
– Notre Dame Men’s Basketball tickets with club access
– Overnight stay for two at the Morris Inn
– Notre Dame football helmet autographed by Justin Tuck

The event is open to the public for adults 21+. For anyone who cannot make the kickoff party, donations can be made until Dec. 16 at

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