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Sharks Foundation to Donate More Than $310,000 to 2011-12 Grant Recipients

by San Jose Sharks Staff / San Jose Sharks
SAN JOSE, California – The Sharks Foundation announced today that it will donate more than $310,000 to 13 non-profit organizations selected as the 2011-12 Grant Recipients. The 13 organizations will be recognized in an on-ice ceremony at the Sharks game on Feb. 10.

The 2011-12 Sharks Foundation grant recipients are: Assistance League San Jose, Books Aloud, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, Bring Me A Book Foundation, City Year, Family Supportive Housing Inc., Hospice of the Valley, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, Sacred Heart Community Services, Santa Clara University, Silicon Valley Children’s Fund, Teen Challenge, and Third Street Community Center.

Sharks Foundation Board of Directors selected these 13 beneficiaries from an astounding 95 grant applications that were submitted last Fall. The selected organizations all met the criteria set forth by the Sharks Foundation which states that the organization must be classified as a 501(c)3 non-profit group that offers programs that support local youth in Santa Clara County.

“We are proud to extend support to these organizations that strive to enrich the lives of thousands of kids in Santa Clara County and strengthen our community. The Sharks Foundation selected these organizations because their programs exhibit exceptional goals to better the lives of our youth and community in a multitude of ways,” said Malcolm Bordelon, Executive Vice President of Business Operations for the San Jose Sharks. “We are honored to be associated with such admirable organizations that, like the Sharks Foundation, are driven to make a profound impact where assistance is greatly needed.”

To read more about this year's grant recpients, click here.

Since its inception in 1994, the Sharks Foundation has given more than $5.7 million to more than 100 non-profit organizations.


The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community with an emphasis in the areas of Education, Health and Safety, and Character Development. The Sharks Foundation supplies emergency aid when appropriate, executes unique and relevant programming, supports the advancement of youth hockey and provides financial support and resources to organizations that enrich the lives of those in need. For more information, visit their website at
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