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350 Bikes Assembled at SAP Center for Underserved Youth

Sharks Foundation Partners with SAP to Provide Bikes and Helmets to Local Non-profits

by Jenne' Johnson @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

2018 Sharks Foundation Bike Build

2018 Sharks Foundation Bike Build

The Sharks Foundation teamed up with SAP and Turning Wheels for Kids to build bikes for deserving youth in San Jose

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SAN JOSE - There may be a pause in hockey during the warm summer months, but the San Jose Sharks are still busy activating the bowl floor of SAP Center to do good for those in the community. On July 16, over 150 volunteers from the Sharks (@SanJoseSharks), SAP (@SAP4Good) and TurningWheels for Kids (@TurningWheelsFK) gathered to collectively build 350 children's bicycles which were donated, along with helmets, to nine Bay Area youth-based non-profits. This was the second bike build that the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) and SAP partnered on, with the first happening in 2014. 

"The Sharks Foundation's mission is to enhance the lives of youth and families in our community," said Sharks Foundation Director, Heather Hooper. "Our hope is that these bikes and helmets will improve the health and wellness of the recipients by giving them the opportunity to be active and mobile for years to come." 

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Sharks Foundation and Plantronics Clean-Up Cowell Beach

More than 50 Pounds Of Waste Collected in Santa Cruz

by Jenné Johnson @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

To kick-off Environmental Awareness Month, the Sharks Foundation teamed-up with Plantronics and Save Our Shores to host a beach clean-up at Cowell Beach in Santa Cruz on Monday, April 2. At the base of the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf and Beach Boardwalk, this area sees thousands of visitors per year making routine maintenance a constant theme for the community.

For the second year in a row, San Jose Sharks corporate partner and community advocate, Plantronics, joined the Foundation by providing volunteers and assistance in the clean-up.

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Sampling with the Sharks presented by Alaska Airlines has Big Night

The wine event at SAP Center raised a record-breaking $458,000

by Missy Zielinski / sharksfoundation.org

The San Jose Sharks roster, coaches, broadcasters, alumni and 400 guests helped the Sharks Foundation raise a record-breaking $458,000 at Sampling with the Sharks presented by Alaska Airlines on March 6.

In the spirit of the hockey season, the annual wine tasting fundraiser was held at the home of the Sharks, SAP Center at San Jose, for the first time and included two hours of wine tasting, light bites, as well as unique live and premier auctions, featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and autographed memorabilia. The iconic Shark Head was also lowered for guests to take photos with throughout the evening.

Another new element included the option to purchase a ticket to the one-hour VIP Reception held in the brand new BMW Lounge on the Club Level and featured a more intimate setting for guests and the Sharks VIPs.

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Evander Kane Surprises Jeanne Meadows Elementary With School Supplies

Supplies Funded With the Help of the Sharks Foundation, SAP and DonorsChoose.org

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE, CA - As part of #EducationMonth, the Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) announced today San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) forward Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9), along with mascot S.J. Sharkie (@sjsharkie), surprised students and teachers at Jeanne Meadows Elementary School of the Franklin-McKinley School District (@Franklin_MSD) with new school supplies for various classroom projects with the help of non-profit partner DonorsChoose.org (@DonorsChoose). 

Project proposals were submitted by teachers at the school through www.donorschoose.org, which ensures students have the tools and experiences they need for a great education by connecting teachers in high-need communities with local donors. Supplies included writing and drawing tools, athletic equipment, coins and blocks for mathematics concepts, and furniture and books for classroom libraries. 

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Pavelski Named Sharks Foundation "Player of the Month" For February

The Captain Earns the Honor for the Ninth Time

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE - 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 February.

Pavelski finished the month of February with a team-high 15 points (six goals, nine assists) and led San Jose in takeaways (11), faceoff wins (134) and plus-minus rating (eight). Over the course of the month, he tied for first in the NHL in games with four or more points scored (two) and finished second in the NHL in faceoff win percentage 60.9% (minimum of 100 faceoffs won).

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