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Sharks Fans Clean Up Cowell's Beach

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
On Tuesday, June 28, twenty-four Sharks fans joined S.J. Sharkie and 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 20 pounds of trash and 23 pounds of recyclable materials.

Fans in attendance at Cowell beach were also entered in 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 the week of July 5.

The Sharks have two more beach clean ups planned at Cowell Beach this summer. Sign-ups are limited to the first 100 Sharks Fans, check back soon!


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 will be hosting the July 5th Star Spangled Banner Cleanup on Tuesday, July 5 from 8:00 – 10:00 AM at Panther Beach, Cowell/Main Beach, Moran Lake Beach, Seabright Beach, Twin Lakes Beach and Seacliff/Rio Del Mar Beach. There will be a check-in table at each of these locations where volunteers can drop-in and gather cleanup supplies. For questions please contact Andrew at or visit


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.

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