SAN JOSE, CA - The Sharks Foundation announced that it will donate more than $237,600, along with program partners, Taube Philanthropies, the Koret Foundation and SWENSON, during the third season of the Goals for Kids Program. The announcement was made at a check presentation during yesterday's San Jose Sharks game at SAP Center.
"We are proud to stand alongside Taube Philanthropies, the Koret Foundation and SWENSON to support high-performing local non-profits through the third season of Goals for Kids," said Heather Hooper, Sharks Foundation Manager.
For each goal scored by the Sharks, Goals for Kids will make a $1,100 donation, which will be evenly distributed amongst the beneficiaries at the end of the season. The six beneficiaries include: the American Heart Association - Silicon Valley Division, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, JW House, Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
"As we celebrate another successful season for the Sharks, I am proud that the underserved youth in our communities are also winning, through the funds raised by Goals for Kids," said Tad Taube, founder and chairman of Taube Philanthropies. "We look forward to continue cheering on the Sharks through the playoffs and to raising even more money next year."
"Koret is thrilled to partner with the Sharks Foundation, Taube Philanthropies and SWENSON to raise critically needed funds to support the next generation of leaders in our local community," said Jeff Farber, Chief Executive Officer of the Koret Foundation. "This season has been an exciting season to support Goals for Kids, and we're pleased to recognize the outstanding beneficiaries who have a tremendous impact in the lives of Bay Area youth."
New this season, SWENSON joined Taube Philanthropies and the Koret Foundation, as a funding partner for the program.
"Philanthropy at SWENSON is all about community and building robust opportunities for kids," said Case Swenson, President, SWENSON. "That's why we're excited to partner with the Sharks Foundation in assisting local youth through education and character development. Goals for Kids is exactly the type of program that motivates people to engage in this meaningful effort."
The 2016-17 Goals for Kids program will continue during the Sharks two remaining regular season games and throughout the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run.
Partnership opportunities for the 2017-18 season are available at the $50,000, $25,000 and $15,000 levels and interested parties are encouraged to visit www.sjsharks.com/goalsforkids to find out more.