SAN JOSE –
|Center Joe Pavelski wore his Mardi Gras-themed Practice Jersey at HP Pavilion on March 1.
On Sat., March 5 (vs. Dallas) and Tue., March 8 (vs. Nashville), the Sharks Foundation will auction away Mardi Gras-Themed Practice Jerseys that were worn during the Sharks pre-game skate on March 1 (vs. Colorado).
The jerseys will be autographed by the respective players and sold via blind auction at the Sharks Foundation booth, located on the Concourse level adjacent to section 124.Click here
for more information about the blind auction format.
Fans who are not in attendance on March 5 or March 8 will still have a chance to bid on one of the Mardi Gras-Themed practice jerseys on NHL.com (Ryane Clowe
#29). The Sharks Foundation will be hosting the online auction beginning on Fri., March 4 and ending on Fri., March 11. Fans can access the auction by visiting: http://auction.nhl.com/cgi-bin/ncommerce3/User?id=sanNHL&wl=12717464&type=L
Please note that the following players did not skate during the March 1 pre-game practice and their jerseys have not been worn but are still included in the auction:Dan Boyle
, Dany Heatley, Kent Huskins, Douglas Murray
, Scott Nichol and Niclas Wallin
ABOUT THE SHARKS FOUNDATION
The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community with an emphasis in the areas of Education, Health and Safety, and Character Development. The Sharks Foundation supplies emergency aid when appropriate, executes
unique and relevant programming, supports the advancement of youth hockey and provides financial support and resources to organizations that enrich the lives of those in need. Although the San Jose Sharks and the Sharks Foundation support a variety of community programs on various levels, we feel that the key to the long-term well-being of our community is our youth.
The San Jose Sharks are as deeply involved with the neighborhood we live in as we are with the game that we play. As role models, we feel responsible to give back to the community that so strongly supports us. To this end, the Sharks Foundation was created in 1994 in an effort to increase our organizational impact on Santa Clara County. With the help of Sharks players, coaches and staff, the Sharks Foundation invests in the community with the hope of enhancing the lives of our youth. It quickly evolved and expanded beyond its original charter and has since donated over $5.2 million to more than 109 local beneficiaries. During the 2010-11 season, its contribution to local youth programs and organizations totaled $272,121 through monetary grants. In addition to the original grant program, the Sharks Foundation manages educational programs, hosts major fundraisers, executes pledge programs and implements community outreach events.
For more information, visit: http://www.thesharksfoundation.org/