On Thursday, July 21, sixty-five Sharks fans joined volunteers from the Sharks organization to clean Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz. Working in conjunction with Save Our Shores, a non-profit marine conservation organization, the volunteers collected 96 pounds of trash and 35 pounds of recyclable materials.
Some of the items found at the beach included bottles, cans, plastic wrappers, syringes and countless cigarette butts.
“It was great to see so many dedicated Sharks Fans come out to support the cause,” said Fan Development/Sharks Foundation intern Casey Meyers. “We hope their efforts give future visitors of Cowell Beach a safer and more enjoyable experience.”
Fans in attendance at Cowell beach were also entered into a raffle for Sharks memorabilia including autographed hockey sticks and framed photos.
In an effort to cut down on waste, no raffle tickets were handed out. Instead, the Sharks Fan Development staff will randomly choose winners from the list of fans in attendance. Winners will be notified within one week of the event.
The Sharks have one more beach cleanup planned at Cowell Beach this summer. Sign-ups are limited to the first 100 Sharks Fans, check back soon!
MORE ABOUT SAVE OUR SHORES Save Our Shores is the Central Coast leader in caring for the marine environment through ocean awareness, advocacy and citizen action. Want to get involved? Save Our Shores is hosting the Annual Coastal Cleanup Day in Santa Cruz and Monterey on Saturday, September 17 from 9 a.m. - Noon at over 80 beach and river sites. Visit www.saveourshores.org for more information and to register for the event.
MORE ABOUT COWELL BEACH Forty-five minutes from HP Pavilion, Cowell Beach lies just a few yards from the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. Walk along the sand and you’ll see handfuls of beginner surfers testing their skills among the wake, encounter Junior Lifeguards running around in bright red bathing suits and hear the echoing sounds of sea lions barking near the pier.
It’s a beautiful place. And the San Jose Sharks want it to stay that way.