Second Harvest Holiday Food Drive
Nov. 4 & 7
Help end hunger and brighten the holidays for many this season by participating in the Second Harvest Holiday Food Drive on Nov. 4 (vs. Pittsburgh) and Nov. 7 (vs. Minnesota). Fans can donate non-perishable food items or make a monetary donation as they enter the North and South Entrances of HP Pavilion. All donors will be provided with a raffle ticket for a drawing held that night to win autographed Sharks items. For more information, please click here
Thanksgiving Mystery Puck Sale
Nov. 18 & 22
The Sharks Foundation will hold its Thanksgiving Mystery Puck Sale on Nov. 18 (vs. Philadelphia) and Nov. 22 (vs. Los Angeles). A limited number of specially designed themed pucks will be sold at various locations along the concourse level for $20 each. Every puck is guaranteed to be signed by a player and will be individually wrapped so the player’s identity remains a surprise until after purchase. During each sale a select number of pucks will be labeled “WINNER” and the lucky fans who select these pucks will win additional prizes. Because of the popularity of this fundraiser, fans are encouraged to arrive early, as previous sales have sold out well before the start of the game. For a complete list of Mystery Puck dates and sale locations, please click here
High School Sports Writers Day
On Saturday, Nov. 18, the San Jose Sharks will host their second “High School Sports Writers Day” at HP Pavilion at San Jose, providing Santa Clara County high school journalism students an opportunity to cover a professional sports game and experience the life of a sports reporter. The event begins at 6 p.m. and runs through the conclusion of the game vs. the Philadelphia Flyers.
Each writer will have postgame access to a Sharks player and pregame access to a member of the hockey staff, a meal in the press room, a visit with a local sports writer, a “behind-the-scenes” tour of the facility and the ability to watch the game with a press box view. Following the contest, the participants are required to write a feature story of their experience to be published in their school newspaper, with one winner selected to have his/her work published on SJSHARKS.com, the Sharks official website, as well as in Rink Report, the Sharks official monthly e-newsletter. The winning writer will also receive a Sharks prize package, including two (2) tickets to a future game.
Interested aspiring sports journalists need to submit an essay (no longer than 400 words) on one of two topics: 1) What the experience would mean to you 2) Why are you interested in a career in sports journalism? Submissions are due on Friday, Nov. 3. Space is limited to 10 applicants. For more information, please contact Jeff Cafuir at firstname.lastname@example.org