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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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Dylan DeMelo Helps Unveil Sharks-themed Zamboni Challenge at Tech Museum

Innovation on Ice: Zamboni Challenge Smooths the Way for STEM Fun by Encouraging Families To Engineer Together with Help of the Sharks Foundation and SAP

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE - The Tech Museum of Innovation announced today that Sharks defenseman Dylan DeMelo helped launch its new San Jose Sharks-themed Zamboni ® Design Challenge as part of its four-year partnership with the Sharks Foundation and SAP.

Through the Innovation on Ice: Zamboni® Design Challenge activity, Bay Area families will pick up new engineering and problem-solving skills designed to connect STEM learning and the game of ice hockey.

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Boedker's Goal Marks $1 Million Raised Through Goals For Kids Program

For Every Goal Scored By The Sharks Over The Past Four Seasons, Sharks Foundation, Koret Foundation and Taube Philanthropies Donates $1,000 To Local Charities In Need

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

SAN JOSE - The Sharks Foundation announced today that it has raised $1 Million through the Goals for Kids program in partnership with the Koret Foundation, Taube Philanthropies and participating sponsors Marcus & Millichap Foundation, SWENSON and The Sobrato Organization.

For each goal scored by San Jose Sharks players, the Goals for Kids program donates $1,000 to local non-profits dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in need in the Bay Area. When San Jose Sharks Mikkel Boedker scored at 15:54 of the second period that goal, which stood as the game-winner, marked the $1 Million achievement.

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