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Sampling with the Sharks Raises More Than $176k

by Missy Zielinski /

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 $175,000 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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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 /

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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Big Give Program Donates $30,000

Sharks Foundation Donates to Advance Special Needs Hockey at Sequoia High School and California Programs

by Missy Zielinski /

The Big Give

The Big Give program supports Sequoia H.S. hockey

The Sharks Foundation's inaugural Big Give program donates to Sequoia High School special needs hockey program

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SAN JOSE - The Sharks Foundation announced today that it will donate $30,000 to advance a special needs hockey group from Sequoia High School in Redwood City's Adaptive Physical Education Class, as well as other adaptive hockey groups throughout California, through the inaugural Big Give program. 

Aligning with the Foundation's Season of Giving campaign for December, the Foundation created the Big Give to provide an experience that coincides with the Sharks Foundation's mission to enhance the lives of youth and families in the Bay Area. Originally, the Sequoia group was merely seeking funding to cover the cost of ice time that had previously been covered by grants which they no longer qualified. However, after learning of the team's extreme equipment needs and lack of financial resources, the Foundation decided to go beyond simply writing a check.

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Sharks and Strikes Nets $71,600

by Missy Zielinski /

Sharks and Strikes 2016

Sharks and Strikes 2016

The Sharks Foundation host their annual bowling event and help decorate cupcakes to raise money for Cake4Kids

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The Sharks Foundation's fifth annual Sharks and Strikes bowling fundraiser brought the community together for a night of friendly competition and fundraising on November 28. More than 300 fans and supporters, as well as the entire Sharks roster, coaching staff, broadcasters, alumni and for the first time, San Jose Barracuda, raised a record $71,000 for youth and families in need in the Bay Area.

Bowlero San Jose hosted 50 lanes filled with guests and their favorite Sharks celebrities, including Joe Pavelski, Brent Burns, Patrick Marleau and of course S.J. Sharkie. Throughout the evening, these participants bowled alongside two different celebrities, giving them the rare opportunity to interact in a family-friendly, low-key environment. A silent auction and raffle, featuring various Sharks memorabilia and unique experiences, was also included in the evening.

Amidst the Foundation's Season of Giving campaign, $5,000 was donated to Cake4Kids. The non-profit, which bakes and delivers custom birthday cakes to foster children and at-risk youth, began in Sunnyvale, in 2010. Now Cake4Kids, with the help of 400 volunteers, is able to bake 1,700 cakes per year for more than 55 agencies. The Sharks Foundation's monetary contribution will eventually turn into 200 cakes for the organization to distribute throughout the new year.

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Sharks Foundation Helps Fund Seven Non-Profits

The Funding Will Help Serve More than 9,000 Undeserved Youth and Families in the Bay Area

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare /

SAN JOSE, CA - The Sharks Foundation (@SharksCare) announced today that it will donate $300,000 to seven non-profit organizations selected as the 2016-17 Sharks Foundation Grant Recipients. The seven organizations will be recognized as part of the Foundation's Season of Giving in an on-ice ceremony at the Sharks game on Tuesday, December 20 vs. the Calgary Flames. 

The 2016-17 Sharks Foundation grant recipients are: ALearn, Breakthrough Silicon Valley, George Mark Children's House, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford, Montalvo Arts Center, Students Rising Above, and Vista Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired.

The Sharks Foundation Board of Directors selected these seven beneficiaries from nearly 100 grant applications that were submitted in September. The selected organizations all met the criteria set forth by the Sharks Foundation, which states that the organization must be classified as a public 501(c)3 non-profit group that offers programs that support local youth and families in Santa Clara County.
"The goal of the Sharks Foundation continues to be to make a positive impact in the lives of others," said Heather Hooper, Sharks Foundation Manager. "We are proud to support these seven incredible organizations and therefore, thousands of individuals in need in our community."
Last year the Sharks Foundation gave a total of $565,000 to 24 organizations during the annual grant cycle.

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Sharks Support Those Affected by Oakland Fire

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare /

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks will support those affected by the Oakland warehouse fire at upcoming home games on Wednesday, December 7 and Saturday, December 10, through the Sharks Foundation's 50/50 Raffle.

Half of the evening's jackpot, during both games, will be donated to the American Red Cross to provide relief for those affected by the fire and the other half will go to one winner on each occasion.

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

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