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Torres to Attend Reading is Cool Book Drive

by Staff Writer / San Jose Sharks

SAN JOSE, CA - San Jose Sharks (@sanjosesharks) forward Raffi Torres and mascot S.J. Sharkie will be signing autographs and taking photographs with fans who donate new or gently used children's books and/or make a monetary donation to Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank.

LOCATION: Comerica Bank's Milpitas Banking Center located at 1289 S. Park Victoria Drive, Milpitas CA 95035

TIME: 2:30-3:30PM

WHEN: Friday, November 1st

As the literacy program's presenting sponsor, Comerica Bank hosts book drives at local banking centers throughout the hockey season. In exchange for the donation of a book, fans have the opportunity to receive an autograph or take a picture with a San Jose Sharks player on hand to thank them for their support of the program.

All donated books will be distributed to local public schools who earn S.J. Sharkie visits as part of the Reading Is Cool program. Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank is a free and unique literacy program open to public K-6 grade classrooms in Santa Clara County and southern Alameda County (Fremont, Newark and Union City). It promotes the importance of reading while sharing the excitement and enjoyment of a good book. Through a multifaceted approach that includes exclusive experiences and incentives, students are encouraged to succeed as individual readers and as a classroom team.

About Comerica Bank:
Comerica Bank, with 105 banking centers in the key California markets of San Francisco and the East Bay, San Jose, Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, Fresno, Sacramento, Santa Cruz/Monterey, and the Inland Empire, is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA). Comerica is a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and strategically aligned into three major business segments: the Business Bank, the Retail Bank, and Wealth Management. Comerica focuses on relationships and helping businesses and people be successful. For more information, visit To find Comerica on Facebook, please visit Follow Comerica on Twitter at @ComericaCares and follow Comerica Chief Economist Robert Dye on Twitter at @Comerica_Econ.

About the Sharks Foundation:
The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community. Through the generosity of our athletes, front office staff, corporate partners and fans, the Sharks Foundation has donated $1M over the past two seasons and nearly $7M since our inception in 1994. As role models, we are committed to giving back to the community that so strongly supports us. To learn more about how the Sharks Foundation is helping tens of thousands of underserved children and families in our community, visit

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