SAN JOSE, Calif. - The Sharks Foundation will host the annual Children's Book Drives at their home games on Oct. 27 (vs. New Jersey) and Oct. 30 (vs. Anaheim) to support their literacy program, “Reading Is Cool Presented By Comerica Bank.” Sharks fans can assist by donating new and gently used children's book as they enter the HP Pavilion at San Jose. Monetary donations are also appreciated.
All donors will receive a raffle ticket for a drawing to be held that night, with prizes including autographed Sharks items. Raffle winners will be announced on the Video Board during the first period and fans must claim their prize at the Sharks Foundation booth (located outside Section 124) before the end of the second intermission.
All donated books will be distributed to local public schools who earn S.J. Sharkie visits as part of Reading Is Cool Presented By Comerica Bank. Reading Is Cool Presented By Comerica Bank is a free and unique literacy program open to public K-6 grade classrooms in Santa Clara County and southern Alameda County (Fremont, Newark and Union City). It promotes the importance of reading while sharing the excitement and enjoyment of a good book. Through a multifaceted approach that includes exclusive experiences and incentives, students are encouraged to succeed as individual readers and as a classroom team. About Comerica Bank: Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned by three business segments: The Business Bank, The Retail Bank, and Wealth & Institutional Management. As the official bank for the San Jose Sharks, Comerica Bank focuses on relationships, and helping people and businesses be successful. In addition to Texas, Comerica Bank locations can be found in Arizona, California, Florida and Michigan, with select businesses operating in several other states, as well as in Canada and Mexico. Comerica reported total assets of $55.0 billion at September 30, 2010