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Another Year of "Sampling with the Sharks" Success

Thursday, 02.28.2013 / 4:35 PM PT / News
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Another Year of \"Sampling with the Sharks\" Success

It may have been the aroma of wine being poured from 15 high-end wineries. Perhaps it was the classic cars on display courtesy of Club Auto Sport. Or maybe it was simply the crowd’s jubilation at the opportunity to mingle with their favorite Sharks athletes. Whatever it was, Sharks fans once again exhibited their overwhelming generosity at the Sharks Foundation’s annual “Sampling with the Sharks” wine tasting fundraiser presented by Citrix.

By the conclusion of the evening, over $75,000 had been raised for the Sharks Foundation, which will be redistributed back into our local community to help youth and families in need.


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Event partner Joseph George Fines Wines secured wineries from throughout Northern California to pour for the nearly 300 attendees, including the entire Sharks roster of players, coaches and broadcasters.

Sipping on fine wine, nibbling on appetizers courtesy of Le Papillon and placing bids on exclusive Sharks merchandise and experiences, attendees enjoyed a one-of-a-kind fundraising event.

The evening, which was generously sponsored by Citrix, concluded in spectacular fashion, with two enthusiastic groups purchasing a “Culinary and Wine Tasting” experience with Sharks defenseman Douglas Murray for $15,000 each, bringing in $30,000 for the Sharks Foundation in a matter of minutes.

This year, the Sharks Foundation will be donating a portion of the proceeds from “Sampling with the Sharks” to the Rotary Club’s PlayGarden Project. The PlayGarden, slated to open in San Jose in 2014, will provide a place where children with special needs and their families can play together.

The Sharks Foundation would like to thank the following organizations for supporting this year’s event: Citrix, Joseph George Fine Wines, Le Papillon, International Culinary Center, Silver Oak Cellars, Duckhorn Vineyards, Far Niente, Miner Family Vineyards, Penfolds/Etude, McIntyre Vineyards, Kathryn Kennedy, Pride Mountain Vineyards, La Sirena, Solitude, Ridge Vineyards, Amouse Bouche, Mi Sueno and DBI Beverage.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 73 43 26 4 211 195 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 73 33 28 12 196 205 78
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 74 35 31 10 66
J. Thornton 70 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 74 24 36 -3 60
B. Burns 74 16 38 -5 54
P. Marleau 74 17 35 -16 52
T. Wingels 67 15 19 -6 34
T. Hertl 74 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 64 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 69 9 14 13 23
M. Karlsson 45 13 9 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .903 2.65
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