Abstract of the Wholesome Life Month | NHL.com

The Sharks Foundation’s 2020-21 fundraising campaign ended after Healthy Living Month presented by. was celebrated Comerica Bank.

The month began with the celebration of the Hockey Fights Cancer Night presented by Kaiser Permanentepostponed to May due to COVID-19.

A celebration was held on May 3rd that featured a number of well-known activations and opportunities for fans, as well as some new, unique, and special offerings to honor those affected by cancer.

Before the game, Sharks players wore lavender pre-match jerseys, which were auctioned off by the Sharks Group Sales Department to benefit Cancer CAREpoint, a San Jose nonprofit that provides cancer patients, survivors, families, and caregivers in Silicon Valley with free personalized advice, support, resources, and education.

Sharks trainers and broadcasters showed their support by wearing signature lavender-colored ties, while the logos on the dashboards of the SAP Center also showed the color, a gesture of support from the team’s corporate partners.

New this year was the opportunity for a group of Kaiser Permanente patients and staff to cheer on the team as they cross the ice Western digital high five experience. These Sharks fans had the chance to share a special moment with Team Teal as the players hit the ice.

A celebratory moment was held before the puck was released, giving Sharks and Colorado Avalanche players, coaches and fans the opportunity to join in the support by displaying the names of their loved ones on “I Fight For” cards.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Tonight the #SJSharks shared a special moment with patients and staff from @kpthrive and @cancerCAREpoint with the help of our @westerndigital High Five Experience. pic.twitter.com/9s24dfPdCI

There were also three fundraising drives, including the sale of Mystery Pucks presented by SAPwhat benefited Children & Art Foundation. The nonprofit’s mission is to improve the quality of pediatric cancer care by including healing through the arts.

Designs were submitted and voted by adolescent cancer patients and their siblings, and the winning designs were turned into this one-of-a-kind puck set.

In addition, all 12 designs were printed on canvases, signed by players and auctioned off in the run-up to Hockey Fights Cancer Night.

The proceeds from both fundraisers raised $ 5,700 for the Kids & Art Foundation.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Congratulations Sarah, Tyler, Clyde & Teghbir! 🎉 Your artwork becomes Mystery Pucks p / b @SAPGive it up for all participating designers! 👏 Don’t forget, pucks will go on sale in January 2021 and will benefit @kidsandartorg! #HockeyFightsCancer | @kpthrive pic.twitter.com/iWdDUdDXzf

Sticks wrapped in lavender tape and used while warming up were also collected and auctioned for $ 3,100 for the Austen Everett Foundation. Austen Everett’s mission is to empower children in their battle against cancer through the strength and support of professional and collegial sports teams.

Comerica Bank, the foundation’s partner in Healthy Living Month, also played a key role by donating two US $ 10,000 Community assist grants.

Received the first scholarship Uplift family services to support their crisis stabilization unit, which is available for children and adolescents in psychiatric detention who can receive short-term emergency room and stabilization instead of going to hospital. The services are available to Santa Clara County youth who have severe mental illness or are in imminent danger. Services include crisis assessment, youth and caregiver safety planning, referral, and aftercare planning. The scholarship supports clients’ basic needs, including clothing and toiletries that the teens often don’t have when they arrive at the nonprofit.

The second grant went to the Bay Area Pajama Program, a local nonprofit that promotes and supports good bedtime and sound sleep for all children so they can thrive. 150 underserved youth from the region were invited to a pajama distribution event at the SAP Center on May 28, where they worked with the Sharks Foundation and Comerica Bank to choose their own new pajamas, a book, and a snack. Later that evening, the teens attended a digital book reading with VIPs from the Sharks, Comerica, and Bay Area Pajama Programs.

Tweet from @SanJoseSharks: Almost 150 of these kids were able to pick up their pajamas, a book and a snack at @SAPCenter this afternoon! And all 500 kids will be invited to a digital reading party later that evening. Thanks @sjscommunity, @ComericaBank and @PajamaProgram for this one Children’s Day pic.twitter.com/OBfeJMVgCi

With the 2020-21 Sharks season wrapping up, the Goals for Kids program ended the year with 151 goals that raised $ 151,000 for this year’s charitable beneficiaries.

The financing of the seventh season of the program was made possible by the following presenting partners: Dove philanthropies and Western Digital, as well as participating sponsors: Druva, The Sobrato Organization and SWENSON.

The generous support of these great organizations enabled the Sharks Foundation to make a donation of US $ 18,875 to each of the following eight nonprofits: SheIS, You can play, One step further, Silicon Valley Hispanic Foundation, Silicon Valley Jewish Family Ministries, 10,000 degrees, YWCA Silicon Valley and Bay Scholars. Each nonprofit beneficiary works in different locations in the Bay Area and focuses on diversity, inclusion and belonging.

Tweet from @sjscommunity: ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE-FIVE DOLLARS! 151 goals scored by @SanJoseSharks this season means $ 151,000 will be donated to local nonprofits that focus on diversity, inclusion and belonging 💙💙💙 Congratulations to the beneficiaries and thanks to our partners and Sponsors! pic.twitter.com/eZYaD3ipI9

Tweet from @sjscommunity: CONGRATULATIONS! Give it up for 2020-21 Goals for Kids beneficiaries! 🎉 Thanks to @SanJoseSharks, every nonprofit will receive a donation of $ 18,000 to make a difference in the community through their work!

Tweet from @sjscommunity: THANK YOU! 👏👏👏 Applause for the 2020-21 Goals for Kids Presenting Partners, @TaubePhilanthro & @westerndigital and participating sponsors, @druvainc, @Sobrato_org & @SwensonCRE for helping create an incredible impact from the ice! We appreciate you SO MUCH! pic.twitter.com/S1VhL0FZT0

In total, this year’s Healthy Living Campaign helped raise $ 28,800, affecting 2,400 community lives.

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