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Young Boy Celebrates Anniversary of Remission During Sharks Puck Drop

Tyler DeCourcey Honored as Hockey Fights Cancer Hero on Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Kaiser Permanente

by Missy Zielinski / sjsharks.com

2017 Hockey Fights Cancer Night

Sharks celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Night

The Sharks celebrate Hockey Fights Cancer Night at SAP Center on November 18 including a ceremonial puck drop and rally towel wave

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Before seven-year-old Tyler DeCourcey was tasked with dropping the ceremonial first puck when the San Jose Sharks took on the Boston Bruins this past Saturday, his twin brother Alex had something important to say to defenseman Brent Burns.

"He's in remission from cancer," Alex immediately told the blueliner when he greeted the family during warm-ups.

"Yeah, my first year!" Tyler chimed in.

That special evening was the Sharks official Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Kaiser Permanente and while the family was celebrating the most important anniversary of Tyler's life, it also served as somewhat of a homecoming as they stood surrounded by the entire Sharks organization.

On January 6, 2016, nearly six months after Tyler was officially diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma, the DeCourcey's were at the hospital for what they thought was a routine clinic visit. It was then they found out that quick trip was going to be one of the most challenging days of his diagnoses yet.

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Sharks Foundation Recognized as Top-50 Corporate Philanthropist

Sharks Foundation Ranked No. 18 for 2016 Fiscal Year by Silicon Valley Business Journal

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE - The Sharks Foundation announced today that it has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Business Journal as a Top-50 corporate philanthropist in Silicon Valley for the 2016 Fiscal Year. The award was given at the Business Journal's annual Corporate Philanthropy Awards held at the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara on Thursday, November 9. By contributing more than $1.6 million to numerous charitable organizations throughout the Bay Area during the 2015-16 season, the Sharks Foundation ranked No. 18 amongst the honorees and was one of just two Bay Area professional sports franchises to be recognized. The No. 18 ranking demonstrates a three spot improvement for the Sharks Foundation, which ranked No. 21 in the 2015 campaign.

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Couture Named Sharks Foundation "Player of the Month" for October

The Forward Earns the Honor for the Sixth Time

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) announced today that Logan Couture (@Logancouture) has been selected as the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) "Sharks Player of the Month" for October. 

Couture finished with eight goals and four assists in the month of October, registering points in six of the Sharks 11 games. He also recorded four points (2 goals, 2 assists) against the Montreal Canadiens to tie his career-high for points in a single game. On October 23rd, Couture was named the NHL's 3rd star of the week after scoring five goals and seven points over three games.

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Sharks Foundation Sponsors Sharks-Themed Vision to Learn Mobile Clinic

$100,000 Commitment to Help Provide Nearly 7,000 Students with Free Eye Exams and Eye Glasses in Santa Clara County Over Next Two School Years

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSÉ - The Sharks Foundation announced today that through a $100,000 commitment, it will sponsor Vision to Learn's mobile clinic in Santa Clara County helping nearly 7,000 students receive free eye exams and eye glasses over the next two school years. The Sharks-themed mobile clinic was on display at Hubbard Media Arts Academy this afternoon, as S.J. Sharkie helped 25 students from kindergarten through seventh grade try on brand new glasses provided by Vision To Learn.

"We're thrilled that during our focus on Healthy Living this month we can support students having a better experience at school and in sports, through healthy vision," said Heather Hooper, Sharks Foundation Director. "When kids see Sharks mascot S.J. Sharkie on the Vision To Learn mobile clinic, we know it will encourage them to have a sense of confidence and pride in wearing their glasses."

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Sharks Foundation Unveils 2017-18 Giving Campaign

Estimated $1.6 Million to be Dedicated to Causes Such as Healthy Living, Hero Appreciation and Education

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

2016-17 Sharks Foundation Recap

2016-17 Sharks Foundation Season in Review

The Sharks Foundation donated a record breaking $1.8 million during the 2016-17 season

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SAN JOSE - The Sharks Foundation has unveiled its annual giving campaign focused on various causes each month throughout the 2017-18 season. Each month will feature a key activation that includes Sharks players, coaches, alumni, executives, corporate partners and S.J. Sharkie, as well as a Community Assist Grant and Goals for Kids recipient. The campaign, coupled with the Sharks Foundation's 50/50 Raffle presented by Black Oak Casino Resort, will distribute an estimated $1.6 million to organizations assisting those in need. Each cause falls under one of the Sharks Foundation's pillars of giving - health and safety, education and character development, and will support underserved youth and families in the Bay Area. The season-long campaign will feature:

  • September/October: Healthy Living Months
  • November: Hockey Fights Cancer Month presented by Kaiser Permanente
  • December: Season of Giving
  • January: Hero Appreciation Month
  • February: Character Building & Development Month
  • March: Education Month
  • April: Environmental Awareness Month
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Sharks Foundation, Habitat for Humanity Transform Neighborhood

Donation from Sharks Foundation and San Jose Sharks Fans Cover Repair Costs for Bay Area Homes

by Missy Zielinski @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

Sharks and Habitat for Humanity

Sharks Foundation alters East Palo Alto neighborhood

The Sharks Foundation teamed up with Habitat for Humanity to help transform an East Palo Alto neighborhood

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Three days and a teal-painted home later, the Sharks Foundation completed a transformation of seven homes on neighboring blocks in East Palo Alto with the help of Habitat for Humanity Greater San Francisco on August 10-12. As part of the Sharks Foundation-sponsored event, San Jose Sharks fans, team partners and front office staff members volunteered to conduct the crucial repairs to the homes.

The Sharks Foundation kicked-off the Building Blocks event by presenting Habitat for Humanity with $60,000 to support the neighborhood revitalization efforts. Funds were raised during the 2016-17 Stanley Cup Playoff run through the 50/50 Raffle, Brews & Beards Booth, and the sale of promotional playoff items.

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Volunteers Assemble 250 Bikes for Underserved Youth at SAP Center

Sharks Foundation Partners with Groupware Technology and TurningWheels for Kids for Healthy Living Campaign Event

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE - The Sharks Foundation, Groupware Technology and TurningWheels for Kids announced today that it will donate 250 children's bicycles to 10 Bay Area youth-based non-profits at the inaugural Sharks Foundation Bike Build at SAP Center. 

"Each season the Sharks Foundation kicks-off its annual Giving Campaign by dedicating a month toward healthy living initiatives," said Sharks Foundation Director, Heather Hooper. "With childhood obesity continuing to rise at alarming rates in the Bay Area, the Foundation hopes to combat that by providing children with opportunities to live healthy and active lifestyles that are both fun and sustainable."

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2016-17 Sharks Foundation Season Recap Infographic

Sharks Foundation Donates Record $1.8 Million During 2016-17 Season

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sjsharks.com

During the 2016-17 season, the Sharks Foundation donated a record-breaking $1.8 million to the community through its Giving Campaign. Each month the Foundation focused on different causes including Healthy Living, Hockey Fights Cancer, Season of Giving, Military Appreciation, Education, Character Development and Environmental Awareness, which featured key activation with Sharks players, coaches, alumni, executives, partners and S.J. Sharkie. In addition, the Sharks Foundation's 50/50 Raffle dedicated more than $500,000 to non-profits across the Bay Area in its inaugural year.

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50/50 Raffle: Inaugural Season

Sharks Foundation's 50/50 Raffle Dedicates More Than $500,000 to the Community During the 2016-17 Season

by Sharks Foundation @sharkscare / sharksfoundation.org

During the inaugural season of the Sharks Foundation's 50/50 Raffle, $528,425 was donated to beneficiaries in the Bay Area, impacting thousands of youth and families in need. 

Beginning with the preseason, the Foundation sold raffle tickets during each home game at SAP Center with jackpots combining for more than $1 million by the end of Round One of the Stanley Cup Playoffs and averaging more than $20,000 a night.

Throughout the season, 50/50 Raffle beneficiaries fell in line with the Sharks Foundation's Season of Giving campaign, including donating $10,647.59 for Pancreatic Cancer Center Action Network during Hockey Fights Cancer month, $10,340 for Salvation Army Silicon Valley during the Season of Giving, $15,852.50 for Operation: Care and Comfort during Military Appreciation month, $8,715 for LGBTQ Youth Space during Character Development month and $9,340 for the San Francisco Zoo during Environmental Awareness month.

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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. 

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