The Sharks Foundation's annual Holiday Assist Party provides the San Jose Sharks family with the opportunity to delight in the spirit of the holiday season and give back to the community in a big way. Each year, the Healthy Start Family Resource Center pairs Sharks players, coaches, management and front office staff with underserved San Jose families to help them fulfill their Christmas wish lists. For many of these families, the items provided to them through the Holiday Assist Party are the only gifts they will receive during the holidays.
In addition to the gift giving and receiving, the families are treated to an exciting evening of holiday activities with their "assisters" at Sharks Ice in San Jose. Children are invited to skate alongside Sharks celebrities and mascot S.J. Sharkie, engage in arts and crafts projects, and indulge in a hearty, healthy meal.