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Sharks Foundation Donates $76,000 to Habitat for Humanity

Will Dedicate Funds to Renovation Projects in East Palo Alto and Flood Victims in San Jose

by Missy Zielinski @SharksCare / Sharks Foundation

Aligning with its Environmental Awareness campaign, the Sharks Foundation raised $76,000 for Habitat for Humanity through various fundraising efforts during Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

At each home game during the playoffs, the Sharks Foundation hosted its 50/50 Raffle, which featured a special ticket price of 80 numbers for $40. Through 50/50 Raffle sales, the Foundation generated more than $66,000 for Habitat for Humanity. 

On two occasions, the Foundation hosted a "Brews & Beards" beer tent at San Jose Sharks Street Rallies, selling brands donated by team partner MillerCoors. The cold beverages were sold for $6 each or fans could purchase two beers for $12 and receive a commemorative, wearable foam beard.  

In addition, revenue from one Sharks Foundation auction item per night at the three playoff games were donated to the cause.

Funds raised throughout the Sharks postseason run will go toward two Habitat for Humanity renovation projects, including a "Block Blitz" in East Palo Alto, which includes the revitalization of eight to ten homes on one street block and a community center. 

The donation will also help with crucial repairs to homes affected by the recent flooding in San Jose that fall outside city funding. Earlier this season, the Sharks Foundation donated more than $61,000 to those affected by the devastation.

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