SAN JOSE, CA - The Sharks Foundation announced today that it will partner with Taube Philanthropies, Chegg, Druva, Meriwest Credit Union, The Sobrato Organization and SWENSON for the eighth season of the Goals for Kids Program.
For every goal scored by the San Jose Sharks during the 2021-22 season, Goals for Kids will make a $1,000 donation to a running sum of funds which will be evenly distributed amongst the program's seven beneficiaries at the completion of the season. Each of the beneficiaries are dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in the community with an emphasis in Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging. The seven beneficiaries are SMASH, Latinos United for a New America, Techbridge Girls, Family Bridges, Inc., Bill Wilson Center, California Police Activities League, and JW House.
"Since inception in 2014, Goals for Kids has raised and distributed nearly $1.8 million back into our community," said Heather Hooper, Sharks Director, Community Relations & Sharks Foundation. "We are very proud to unite with presenting partners Taube Philanthropies and Chegg as well as participating sponsors Druva, Meriwest Credit Union, The Sobrato Organization and SWENSON to continue the impact of this incredible program."
"Teamwork is the secret to success in hockey and in philanthropy," said Tad Taube, founder and chairman of Taube Philanthropies. "We are proud to be part of this collaboration of like-minded organizations that makes Goals for Kids possible. It's a special opportunity to help underserved children and families across the Bay Area be the real winners of every Sharks game."
"Chegg is proud to join forces with the Sharks Foundation and be a presenting partner of the Goals for Kids Program," said Heather Hatlo Porter, Chief Communications Officer at Chegg. "Our mission has always been to put students first. Being a part of this incredible initiative allows us to support the diverse needs of learners right here in our own community, especially during this time where students are overcoming so many challenges inside and outside of the classroom."
Partnership opportunities are available at the $50,000 and $25,000 levels and interested parties are encouraged to visit www.sjsharks.com/goalsforkids to find out more. For non-profits interested in learning more about becoming a beneficiary of Sharks Foundation funding, please click here.