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Adapted Physical Ed Students Skate for Free for Week

Sharks Foundation Welcomed More than 500 Differently Abled Students from Across the Bay Area to Skate at Solar4America

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

The Sharks Foundation recently welcomed more than 500 differently abled students from across the Bay Area to Solar4America Ice at San Jose for a week of free ice skating.

The group of students was organized through adapted physical education teachers in San Mateo County, who have hosted an annual skate program for the last 10 years.

"It started out with one to two days of skating per year," Angeline Sheridan, Adapted Physical Education Specialist, Palo Alto Unified School District said. "There was such a huge demand, that the skating program grew to 10 days of skating last year alone."

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Nearly $58,000 Donated to San Jose Flood Victims

Funding Made Possible Through the 50/50 Raffle, In-Game Auction items and Donations

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE, CA - The Sharks Foundation announced today that it will donate nearly $58,000 to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund through the Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support non-profit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to flood victims. 

The donation was made possible through the generous support of San Jose Sharks fans that made individual donations or purchased 50/50 Raffle tickets at three Sharks home games on March 9-12. The Sharks Foundation also made a $20,000 donation and contributed funds from one in-game auction item during each of those nights. The Foundation will continue to donate funds from one auction item per night at home games through the remainder of the 2016-17 regular season.

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Students Have Fun Learning the Physics of Skating

The Innovation on Ice Activity Kicked-off at The Tech Museum of Innovation in Partnership with the Sharks Foundation and SAP

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE, CA - Kids and their families from across the Bay Area, along with volunteers from the Sharks Foundation, SAP and Sharks alumni Rob Zettler, experimented with physics and ice skates in a new activity called Innovation on Ice, which kicked-off at The Tech Museum of Innovation on Wednesday, March 8. The engineering design challenge was created by The Tech as part of a partnership with the Sharks Foundation and SAP to give more people access to STEM education and sports-themed science activities. 

"We are thrilled at this opportunity to inspire students and families with science and technology in a fun and interactive way," Heather Hooper, Sharks Foundation Manager said. "We believe this activity will encourage a new generation of Sharks fans to see themselves as leaders whether playing hockey or in engineering fields."

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$61,300 Donated to High School's Digital Arts Program

Sharks Foundation and SAP Help Expand Downtown College Prep's Digital Arts Program at El Primero High School

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE, CA - The Sharks Foundation and SAP announced today the donation of $61,300 to Downtown College Prep's El Primero High School, which will fund its Digital Arts Program.

Brand new iMac computers, wireless keyboards, Nikon cameras, tablets and pens, and a laser printer were delivered to El Primero courtesy of the Sharks Foundation and SAP, which focused its funds on education during the month of February. Representatives from the Sharks Foundation and SAP joined students, as they participated in various Digital Arts Program activities.

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Sampling with the Sharks Raises More Than $176k

by Missy Zielinski @sharkscare / sharksfoundation.org

Sampling with the Sharks

The annual Sampling with the Sharks fundraiser

The SJS roster, coaches, broadcasters, alumni and guests helped the Sharks Foundation raise more than $176,000 at Sampling with the Sharks

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The San Jose Sharks roster, coaches, broadcasters, alumni and more than 260 guests helped the Sharks Foundation raise more than $176,000 at Sampling with the Sharks on February 16.

The annual wine tasting fundraiser included two hours of wine tasting, gourmet hors d'oeuvres provided by Le Papillon, as well as unique live and premier auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and autographed memorabilia.

As guests sampled wine from wineries such as Miner Family, Silver Oak Cellars and Vineyard 7&8, and enjoyed the acoustic jazz rhythms of live band, Over the Edge, they had the opportunity to purchase tickets for the Joe Escobar Diamonds Raffle.

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Sharks Foundation to Support San Jose Flood Victims

A $20,000 Donation and Proceeds from Upcoming 50/50 Raffles Will Go to Aiding Flood Victims

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) announced today that they will support San Jose flood victims with a $20,000 donation from the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) and through upcoming home games on Thursday, March 9, Saturday, March 11 and Sunday, March 12, through the Foundation's 50/50 Raffle.

The $20,000 donation and half of the evening's jackpot, during all three games, will be donated to the San Jose Flood Victims Relief Fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation to support nonprofit organizations providing immediate and long-term relief and recovery assistance to flood victims in San Jose.

The Sharks Foundation will also accept monetary donations during each game at the Sharks Foundation booth located at section 118 on the concourse or to donate now, click here.

A series of heavy rain in the area caused Coyote Creek to rise to a 100-year peak. With widespread flooding as a result, 14,000 residents have faced mandatory evacuations.

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Boyle and Murray Join Fantasy Camp Roster

More Than 30 Participate in Shark For a Day Fantasy Camp presented by Hockey Giant, Over $66K Raised

by Missy Zielinski @sharkscare / sharksfoundation.org

More than 30 hockey players, ages 24 to 59, experienced a day in the life of a San Jose Sharks player at the Sharks Foundation's Shark for a Day Fantasy Camp presented by Hockey Giant on February 3-4. This year's fundraiser netted a new record high of more than $66,000 for the Sharks Foundation.

Camp started with a private practice viewing at Solar4America Ice before being bussed over to Hockey Giant where they hosted its annual camp kick-off. This year's kick-off included a complimentary skate sharpening, discounted shopping and a Q&A with Sharks Assistant General Manager Joe Will before being treated to lunch catered by Ike's Place. Day one wrapped up back at Solar4America Ice with a private tour of the Sharks and San Jose Barracuda locker rooms.

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Sharks Foundation Honors Military

Recognize Local Purple Heart Recipient, Surprise Military Family During Military Appreciation Game

by Missy Zielinski / sjsharks.com

Military Appreciation Weekend

The Sharks Foundation Honor Local Military

The Sharks Foundation helped rebuild WWII vet Isaiah Breaux's house and honored him at the Sharks official Military Appreciation Night

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During the month of January, the Sharks Foundation is supporting and honoring local service members, veterans and their families through its first-ever Military Appreciation Month.

The Foundation kicked-off the campaign by visiting 93-year-old World War II veteran, Private First Class Isaiah Breaux, at his home in San Jose. Breaux and his wife have lived at the residence since 1950 and their roots run deep in the area.

After retiring from a 10-year military career, which included a stint in the Pacific from 1943-1946, Breaux served as a can maker with the S.J. Canneries before joining General Electric's former plant on Curtner Road in San Jose as a welder and supervisor. He and his wife also raised eight children in their small home and now have 17 grandchildren.

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'Baby Ronin' is Inaugural Sharks Crib Club Member

Newborns at Kaiser Permanente to Receive Crib Club Blanket, Draft Class Certificate, Birthday Cards, and Free Admission into Sharks Finatical Kid's Club

by San Jose Sharks @sanjosesharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks and Kaiser Permanente are pleased to welcome "Baby Ronin" as the inaugural member of the San Jose Sharks Crib Club presented by Kaiser Permanente, a new and special club for babies born in the delivery centers at the San Jose and Santa Clara Kaiser Permanente Medical Centers. Ronin was born at 1:36 a.m. on January 1, 2017 at Kaiser Permanente's Santa Clara Medical Center. A baby girl was born at 9:12 a.m. on January 1, 2017 at the Kaiser Permanente San Jose Medical Center and will also be a member of the Crib Club.

As members of the San Jose Sharks Crib Club presented by Kaiser Permanente, all participating babies will receive a Crib Club baby blanket, a "Future Draft Class" certificate, birthday cards on their first and second birthdays, invitations to special events in years one and two, free admission for a year into the Sharks FINatical Kids Club when they turn 3-years old, ticket offers to select games from the time of their enrollment until their third birthday, and a quarterly newsletter.

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Pavelski Named Sharks Foundation Player of the Month

The Captain Earns the Honor for the Seventh Time

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that captain Joe Pavelski (@jpav8) has been selected as the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) "Sharks Player of the Month" for December. 

Pavelski led the Sharks forwards with 13 points in 13 games during the month of December. He had five goals, eight assists and registered a plus-6 rating. Pavelski is currently tied for 13th in scoring in the NHL with 34 points. He's also tied for 17th in the NHL with 22 assists.

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