Nearly $10K Raised From Beard-A-Thon Fundraiser

Donations Are Still Being Accepted Through the Conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals

Wednesday, 05.7.2014 / 4:02 PM PT / News
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Nearly $10K Raised From Beard-A-Thon Fundraiser
This playoff season, Sharks fans participated in the long-standing hockey tradition of the playoff beard with over 160 fans dedicating their beard to a worthy cause and a total of $9,807 raised through 202 unique donors.

SAN JOSE - This playoff season, San Jose Sharks fans participated in the long-standing hockey tradition of the playoff beard. Over 160 fans dedicated their playoff beard to a worthy cause. Through a personalized Beard-A-Thon page, these fans updated photos of their beard growth and helped raise a total of $9,807 through 202 unique donors. The top celebrity beard growers included beloved San Jose Sharks mascot S.J. Sharkie, who raised almost $3,000 and Sharks Forward, #83 Matt Nieto who raised $1,000. The top fan beard grower was David Dagget who raised $785.

Proceeds from this year's Beard-A-Thon will be donated on behalf of Mary Nieto, mother of Sharks Rookie forward, #83 Matt Nieto, who was diagnosed with advanced breast cancer this past October. Proceeds will be split between two cancer-related organizations; Breast Cancer Angels, where Mary received support services and the local chapter of the American Cancer Society located in Campbell.

Donations can be made through the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals on the Sharks Beard-A-Thon page at www.beardathon.com/sharks or donations can be made directly to these two organizations through their individual websites.

The Breast Cancer Angels, based in Matt's hometown of Long Beach, offers financial and emotional services to women and their families as they go through breast cancer treatment. They provide housing needs, medical coverage, group support and much more. Each year Breast Cancer Angels assist more than 600 clients and are growing every month. For more information about Breast Cancer Angels please visit: www.breastcancerangels.org.

The local chapter of the American Cancer Society (ACS) located in Campbell, will also receive a portion of this year's Beard-A-Thon proceeds. For more than 100 years, the Society has worked relentlessly to save lives and create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Whether it's passing smoke-free laws or improving access to quality health care, ACS fights on all fronts: helping people stay well, helping people get well, finding cures, and fighting back against cancer. For more information about ACS please visit: www.cancer.org.

Since the Beard-a-thon launched in 2009, hockey fans across the country have raised over $2.5 million for hockey related charities. All donations to the San Jose Sharks Beard-a-thon are tax deductible.

About the Sharks Foundation

The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to enhancing the lives of youth and families in our community with an emphasis in the areas of Education, Health and Safety, and Character Development. The Sharks Foundation supplies emergency aid when appropriate, executes unique and relevant programming, supports the advancement of youth hockey and provides financial support and resources to organizations that enrich the lives of those in need. The Sharks Foundation positively impacts the community in two ways: (1) implements effective programs that enhance the lives of youth and families and (2) raises funds and redistributes the money back into the community.

During the 2013-14 season, the Sharks Foundation will provide over $1 million in support to local organizations. Since its inception in 1994, the Sharks Foundation has donated more than $7.2 million to more than 120 non-profit groups in Santa Clara County. In all, the Sharks Foundation supports tens of thousands of people each year.

As role models, we are committed to giving back to the community that so strongly supports us. To learn more about how the Sharks Foundation is helping tens of thousands of underserved children and families in our community, visit our website or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

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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 75 46 22 7 228 186 99
4 CHI 75 45 24 6 213 175 96
5 MIN 76 44 25 7 219 186 95
6 VAN 75 43 27 5 215 203 91
7 WPG 76 39 25 12 215 201 90
8 CGY 76 41 28 7 224 201 89
9 LAK 75 37 24 14 200 188 88
10 DAL 76 37 29 10 236 243 84
11 SJS 76 37 30 9 212 215 83
12 COL 75 35 28 12 205 209 82
13 EDM 75 22 40 13 181 254 57
14 ARI 76 23 45 8 160 252 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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