Remember the cute pictures of your childhood with a favorite teddy bear? Remember taking the teddy bear with you to a lot of places for security?

Pass that good feeling along this holiday season when Georgia State partners with The Nicholas House for "Teddy Bear Toss" basketball games on Tuesday, Dec. 18 and Friday, Dec. 21.

The first pass is yours when you bring a new teddy bear to one, or both, of those basketball games and then when the time comes, toss the teddy bear from your seat onto the court to the Panther staff. The second pass comes on Dec. 22 when athletics passes the bears on to The Nicholas House to present to youngsters whose families are less fortunate at this time.

Should you not have time to shop for a teddy bear to toss, you can bring a monetary donation for the project. This project doesn't go for overhead costs or staffing funds for charities, it goes directly to those in need.

The Nicholas House is a non-profit organization founded 30 years ago in 1982 to help homeless families get back on their feet and stay there. The faith-based organization keeps families together in tough times with transitional housing, while preparing the family to get back on their own feet.

The men's basketball game on Tuesday, Dec. 18 is a televised men's game with Southern Mississippi at 7 p.m. The women's game on Friday, Dec. 21 is an evening contest at 7 with SoCon opponent, Western Carolina.

Find the cutest teddy bear you can, loosen up your throwing arm and come on down to the GSU Sports Arena for a good game and a good cause.