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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - ANA 78 49 22 7 227 216 105
2 x - NSH 77 47 22 8 220 188 102
3 STL 76 46 23 7 229 190 99
4 CHI 76 46 24 6 217 176 98
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 76 44 27 5 219 204 93
7 CGY 77 42 28 7 229 204 91
8 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
9 LAK 76 37 25 14 201 192 88
10 DAL 77 37 30 10 239 248 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 76 35 29 12 206 213 82
13 EDM 76 23 40 13 185 255 59
14 ARI 77 23 46 8 161 256 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 76 36 31 9 67
L. Couture 76 25 37 -4 62
J. Thornton 72 14 48 -5 62
B. Burns 76 16 40 -6 56
P. Marleau 76 17 36 -17 53
T. Wingels 69 15 20 -5 35
T. Hertl 76 12 17 -2 29
M. Nieto 66 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
J. Braun 65 1 22 6 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 7 7 2 .905 2.55
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
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