The Sharks Foundation partners with KaBOOM! to build Sharks-themed playgrounds in areas that need an accessible play space. The purpose of these builds is to strengthen community bonds while giving youth the active and safe childhood they deserve. Hundreds of volunteers have joined together to build playgrounds at…
In 2014 the Sharks Foundation, in partnership with SAP, announced the allocation of $750,000 over a three-year period to fund the redesign of a pediatric floor at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center to create a new Women's and Children's Center. This unit will be San Jose's first, and only of its kind, offering affordable and high quality health care to women and children with the redesign's emphasis on creating a space that is not only functional, but educational as well as visually artistic and inviting. The project is scheduled for completion in 2019.
The Sharks Foundation dedicated $25,000 of proceeds from the 2013 Sampling with the Sharks wine tasting fundraiser towards the creation of the Rotary PlayGarden. The playground, a project of the San Jose Rotary Club in partnership with the Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, allows children of all abilities to discover, learn, explore and play together side by side, with an emphasis on inclusion and education.
Sharks Pediatric Clinic
In partnership with the VMC Foundation, the Sharks Foundation created the Sharks Pediatric Clinic at Valley Health Center Tully, when it transformed an existing pediatric clinic into a Sharks-themed environment. The clinic, with its play area in the waiting room and Sharks-themed exam rooms, creates a care environment that is positive, fun, and exciting for kids. Seeing over 6,000 patients each month, the Sharks Pediatric Clinic provides children and their families with full access to a pediatrician for regular check-ups, immunizations, urgent care and emergency dental care regardless of ability to pay.