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Guests "Cheers On" Sharks at Annual Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Sampling with the Sharks Nets More Than $350,000

by Missy Zielinski @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

The Sharks Foundation raised more than $350,000 with the support of the entire San Jose Sharks roster, coaches, broadcasters, alumni and 400 guests at its signature fundraiser Sampling with the Sharks on Tuesday, March 5 at SAP Center at San Jose.

The annual wine tasting fundraiser included two hours of wine tasting and light bites, a unique live and silent auction, featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and autographed memorabilia, and the opportunity to take a photo with the iconic Shark Head, all from ice level for a true Team Teal experience.

Guests had the opportunity to purchase upgraded tickets that hosted a VIP Reception in the exclusive BMW Lounge for additional time with their favorite Sharks in a more intimate setting.

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Sharks to Participate in #BeLikeableDay

Global Movement to Encourage Acts of Kindness on Social Media

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - The San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) of the National Hockey League announced today that it is participating in #BeLikeableDay, a global movement dedicated to making social media a more positive environment.  

Spearheaded by New York Times bestselling author Dave Kerpen and his company Likeable Media, #BeLikeableDay is Tuesday, February 26. In addition to the San Jose Sharks, the movement is being backed by many brands including McGraw-Hill Education, SAP, and Pizza Factory. 

The San Jose Sharks will use #BeLikeableDay to share positive news and information via its social media channels including the many year-long, community initiatives in which it participates. Example of these positive impact initiatives include its anti-bullying school assembly program hosted in partnership with Pizza Factory as well as Hockey Is For Everyone, an NHL-wide initiative that uses the game of hockey to drive positive social change and foster more inclusive communities.

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San José Public Library and Sharks Introduce a Sharks Library Card

by San Jose Sharks @SanJoseSharks / sjsharks.com

SAN JOSE, CA - On Monday, February 4, San Jose Sharks fans rushed to the San José Public Library (SJPL) to claim the first-ever, limited edition, Sharks library card. Within the first 72 hours, a total of 1,458 new cards were issued to the local community. 

The card is a part of a partnership between the Sharks and the San José Public Library in an effort to boost awareness and accessibility of library programs throughout the San Jose area. It is free to the public just by becoming a member of the SJPL at any of their 24-locations, or by replacing a current card with the new design.

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Heroes Appreciation Month Recap

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

Operation Freedom Paws Visit

Operation Freedom Paws Visit

Sharks goaltender Aaron Dell's visits a training class at Operation Freedom Paws

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The Sharks Foundation was excited to honor a variety of heroes during January's Heroes Appreciation campaign. The celebration started on January 5 when the Sharks Alumni Foundation served as the 50/50 Raffle presented by Black Oak Casino Resort beneficiary.

As Bay Area hockey heroes supporting youth sports, the Alumni Foundation aims to bridge the gap for adolescents who are interested in participating in sports, but do not have the financial resources to do so. Former Sharks players Douglas Murray, Scott Hannan and Jonathan Cheechoo sold raffle tickets along the Concourse in support of the Alumni Foundation's mission to strengthen the local youth sports community.

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Season of Giving Month Recap

by Sharks Foundation @SharksCare / sharksfoundation.org

2018 Sharks Holiday Assist Party

2018 Sharks Holiday Assist Party

The Sharks Foundation hosted their annual Holiday Assist party, providing local underserved families with a holiday experience

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Each December the Sharks Foundation enjoys it Season of Giving Campaign when efforts are focused on assisting those in need with the basic human necessities of food, shelter, clothing and of course, a little holiday cheer. The month kicked off early when the Sharks Foundation's Young Professionals Board (YPB) members held a day of service on November 19 at Goals for Kids partner Second Harvest Food Bank's San Jose warehouse. The group packed 5,520 pounds of canned food, supporting 336 families.

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