SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that the team has reached agreement with the Franklin Group to become the official promotional partner of the San Jose Sharks. The Franklin Group, a New York-based company with operations nation-wide providing integrated marketing solutions to a diverse group of industries and organizations including the Brooklyn Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Learfield, and Monumental Sports & Entertainment, becomes the latest addition to the San Jose Sharks family of corporate partners for the 2017-18 NHL season.
Additionally, the Sharks announced its initial promotional giveaway schedule for the 2017- 18 NHL season. The initial schedule of giveaways includes a newly-designed 2017-18 Los Tiburones Jersey created by local Latin artist Jesse Hernandez on October 14 vs. the New York Islanders, a Joe Pavelski Bobblehead on November 4 vs. the Anaheim Ducks, a Sharks-themed Star Wars Mini Poster giveaway on December 9 vs. the Ottawa Senators, a Sharks Lunar New Year T-shirt on February 18 vs. the Dallas Stars, and a Brent Burns Bobblehead giveaway on Fan Appreciation night April 7 vs. the Minnesota Wild. Additional dates and promotional giveaways will be added and announced at a later date.
"The Sharks proudly welcome the Franklin Group to the Sharks family of corporate partners," said John Tortora, Chief Operating Officer of Sharks Sports & Entertainment. "The Sharks have received tremendous attention and recognition for the creativity and uniqueness of recent giveaway items, notably the trio of jerseys from last season, including the original Los Tiburones jersey. Of course, the wildly-popular Brent Burns Grill received international media acclaim. We look forward to working with the Franklin Group in developing more unique items for our fans to enjoy."
"Franklin Group is excited to add the San Jose Sharks as one of our Premier Partners," said Steven Zuller, CEO of Franklin Group. "With the growth of our business and the growth of the San Jose Sharks, this partnership makes sense. We are on the cutting edge in the promotional products market and we look forward to bringing innovative ideas to the San Jose market. We are happy to add them to our expanding portfolio of elite sports teams and look forward to a great long-term partnership."
Individual game tickets to San Jose Sharks games for the 2017-18 season are not yet on-sale to the public. However, tickets to these announced promotional giveaway nights can be purchased NOW as part of a Sharks365 membership or half-season plan. To learn more about Sharks365 memberships and half-season plans, please call the Sharks Ticket Sales & Service Office at (408) 999-5757 or visit sjsharks.com/tickets.