Another Year of "Sampling with the Sharks" Success

Thursday, 02.28.2013 / 7:35 PM / 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 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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