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Healthy Living Month Recap

by Sharks Foundation @sjscommunity / sharksfoundation.org

The Sharks Foundation's 2020-21 Giving Campaign came to a close after celebrating Healthy Living Month presented by Comerica Bank.

The month began with the observance of Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Kaiser Permanente, which was moved to May due to COVID-19.

A celebration was hosted on May 3 that featured a number of familiar activations and opportunities for fans to participate, along with some new, unique and special offerings to honor those affected by cancer.

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Foundation and Partners Donating $10,000 in Support of VTA Victims

Del Grande Dealer Group and Cache Creek Casino Resort to Join Foundation in Donation

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - In partnership with the Del Grande Dealer Group (@DGDGCARS) and Cache Creek Casino Resort (@CacheCreekCR), The Sharks Foundation (@SJSCommunity) will make donations in support of San Jose gun violence victims, including the victims of the shooting at the VTA station, their families and communities.

In partnership with DGDG, the Sharks Foundation will make a $10,000 donation to the fund in support of San Jose gun violence victims, including the victims of the shooting at the VTA station, their families and communities.

Additionally, the Sharks Foundation and Cache Creek Casino Resort have dedicated 100% of net proceeds of the Sharks Foundation's June sweepstakes presented by Cache Creek Casino Resort to the VTA Solidarity Fund.

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Sharks to Launch FINancials Junior GM Program Presented by Comerica Bank

Free Financial Education Program Designed for 2nd and 3rd Grade Classrooms

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today the launch of the new FINancials Junior GM Program Presented by Comerica Bank (@ComericaBank), a free and educational program that will teach students financial education fundamentals by giving them the real-world experience of building a winning ice hockey team as the general manager. The program is open to 2nd and 3rd grade classrooms throughout Northern California and is set to launch on Tuesday, February 16 with registration now open.

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Sharks Foundation, SAP Provide Grant to CityTeam For Mobile Food Pantry

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / Sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE, CA - The Sharks Foundation (@SJSCommunity) and SAP (@SAP_BayArea) have partnered to provide a $500,000 grant to local non-profit organization CityTeam (@CityTeam) to fund and launch the Alameda County Mobile Food Pantry Expansion Project. The project, an extension of CityTeam's current model that establishes food distribution locations in underserved neighborhoods throughout Santa Clara County, will strategically select 18 different sites across Alameda County to provide disadvantaged community members with fresh and accessible groceries on a bi-monthly basis. The multi-year partnership begins now and will continue through the 2022-23 NHL Hockey Season.

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Sharks Announce Teal for Change Council

Council Comprised of Front Office Staff Focuses on Confronting Issues and Initiating Change with Organization and Throughout Bay Area

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - Sharks Sports & Entertainment (SSE), the parent company of the San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), San Jose Barracuda (@sjbarracuda) and SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter), today proudly and formally announced the Teal For Change Council to expand our support of diversity, equity, inclusion, and social justice.  

The Teal For Change Council, established in June 2020, is comprised of members from the organization's front office staff and has spent the past several months working with senior leadership to develop ways that SSE can use their platform to encourage positive change both within our organization and throughout the Bay Area community.

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December Holiday Assist Recap

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCommunity / Sharksfoundation.org

CITYTEAM HOLIDAY FOOD PANTRY

The Sharks Foundation Sponsors Holiday Food Pantry

The Sharks Foundation and SAP sponsored and volunteered at CityTeam's holiday mobile food pantry held at ACE Esperanza Middle School.

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The 2020 Holiday Assist campaign kicked off with the Sharks Foundation teaming up with the San Jose and San Francisco Giants, Oakland A's, Warriors, Earthquakes and 49ers for a Giving Tuesday push centered around uniting the Bay Area through youth sports. The Sharks selected Bay Area Outreach & Recreational Program (BORP) as their beneficiary, a local non-profit working to improve the health, independence and social integration of people with physical disabilities. BORP, who operates a sled hockey program at the Oakland Ice facility, received a $1,000 donation from the Sharks Foundation from donations raised through the campaign.

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Hockey Fights Cancer Recap

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / Sharksfoundation.org

Hockey Fights Cancer: Joe Will

Hockey Fights Cancer: Joe Will's Story

After his brother was diagnosed with prostate cancer in fall of 2019, Sharks assistant GM Joe Will decided to get tested.

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This season's Hockey Fights Cancer (HFC) campaign presented by Kaiser Permanente was unique. Even with no action on the ice, the impactful NHL initiative proceeded in November. The Sharks saw the challenge of no hockey games as a rare opportunity to engage fans and the community in new ways.

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Sharks Foundation Community Captains

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

Hockey Fights Cancer Month presented by Kaiser Permanente may look a bit different this year, but that hasn't stopped the Sharks from recognizing and supporting the many individuals impacted by the terrible disease.

All month long the Sharks Foundation and the Sharks are checking in with courageous individuals who were honored during our previous Hockey Fights Cancer nights.

Meet these cancer warriors - our community captains.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Introducing our #HockeyFightsCancer Community Captains presented by @KPThrive. 💜 pic.twitter.com/tS3Pvv83fK

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Sharks Foundation and SAP Commit $34,000 to CityTeam's Mobile Food Pantry

Mobile Food Pantry To Distribute at Santee Neighborhood's Esperanza Middle School

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sjsharks.com

CityTeam Mobile Food Pantry

Sharks Foundation Sponsors Mobile Food Pantry

The Sharks Foundation and SAP sponsored and volunteered at CityTeam's mobile food pantry held at ACE Esperanza Middle School in San Jose.

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The Sharks Foundation and SAP announced today that they are proudly providing a $34,000 Community Assist Grant to sponsor CityTeam's Santee Neighborhood Mobile Food Pantry which makes bi-weekly distributions at Esperanza Middle School. The Sharks Foundation, SAP and CityTeam partnership kicked off on Tuesday, October 6 when volunteers from the Sharks organization, including team mascot S.J. Sharkie, and SAP distributed food to 200 community members via CityTeam's drive-thru distribution model.

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Sharks, Sharks Foundation and SAP Donate $300,000 to Local Food Bank

In addition, Sharks and Aramark Donate Perishable Food to Martha's Kitchen

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) and Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) announced today a partnership with SAP (@SAP_BayArea) to donate $300,000 to local food bank, Second Harvest of Silicon Valley (@2ndharvest). To help combat food insecurity during this challenging time, the monetary donation will provide enough food for more than 600,000 meals to those in need.

Additionally, the Sharks announced that the organization has partnered with food service provider Aramark (@Aramark) to donate more than 2,000 pounds of perishable food items from SAP Center at San Jose (@SAPCenter). The food has been donated to Martha's Kitchen (@KitchenMarthas), a local nonprofit that feeds the underserved in our community.

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