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The Sharks Foundation is always looking for partners that share our vision of enhancing the lives of at-risk and underserved youth in our community, and are looking to increase their community involvement by being associated with our non-profit.

If you are interested in making a difference and supporting us, please contact Sharks Foundation Manager Heather Hooper at or (408) 999-5715.

The Sharks Foundation would like to thank our foundation partners for their commitment to the community and dedication to helping youth and families in our area.

Reading is Cool presented by Comerica Bank

Reading Is Cool Presented by Comerica Bank is a free and unique literacy program focused on public K-6 grade classrooms in Santa Clara County and southern Alameda County (Fremont, Newark and Union City). It promotes the importance of reading while sharing the excitement and enjoyment of a good book. Through a multifaceted approach that includes exclusive experiences and incentives, students are encouraged to succeed as individual readers and as a classroom team.

Brocade Sharks Player of the Month and Year

Established in the 1996-97 season, the “Sharks Player of the Month” program honors the Sharks player(s) who have contributed most to the team’s success each month. Brocade will donate $2,500 on behalf of the player(s) to the Sharks Foundation. In addition, one player will be selected as the Brocade “Sharks Player of the Year” at the conclusion of the season and Brocade will donate $5,000 on his behalf to the Sharks Foundation. The Sharks Player of the Month and Year award program has donated more than $300,000 to the Sharks Foundation since the program's inception.

Citrix Sponsor

A proud sponsor of the Sharks and specifically the Citrix Suites at SAP Center, Citrix has been extremely supportive of the Sharks Foundation in recent years. MVP Sponsors of our annual “Sharks Foundation Golf Classic,” Citrix has recently signed on to become the Presenting Sponsor of our “Sampling with the Sharks” wine tasting fundraiser. By sponsoring these events, Citrix is providing valuable monetary resources to youth and families in our community.

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G.O.A.L.S. Granting Opportunities to Advance, Learn and Succeed

For every goal scored by the Sharks this season, each participating GOALS! corporate partner will make a donation to the Sharks Foundation, which will in turn distribute the funds among its beneficiaries. The Sharks Foundation is dedicated to making a difference in our community, with a focus on at-risk and underserved youth. The Sharks and the Sharks Foundation would like to thank all of our participating corporate partners for joining the GOALS effort. These companies realize that: In life, as in hockey, it takes GOALS! to win. To date, the GOALS! program has raised more than $300,000 for the Sharks Foundation.

This season, the Sharks Foundation and several of the Sharks corporate partners have teamed up to continue the successful goals program:

PlayStation SAP Le Boulanger Applied Materials

Sharks Foundation Golf Classic Sponsors

The Sharks Foundation Golf Classic is the premier golf event of the San Jose Sharks and its charitable arm, the Sharks Foundation. These great sponsors helped the Sharks Foundation raise over $108,000 in 2013.

Fitness Faceoff Sponsors

The inaugural Sharks Foundation Fitness Faceoff: Run/Ride/Health Fest had over 1700 participants and raised over $40,000. The following sponsors contributed to this great success!


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