Camp Fire aid coming from San Jose Sharks, holiday events

When San Jose resident Ryan Brown brought his nephew, Dillon to see his first Sharks game at SAP Center, he took home a hat as a souvenir of the visit, which took place on his seventh birthday. Sadly, that hat — along with all of Dillon’s and his family’s other possessions — was lost when their home in Paradise was destroyed in the Camp Fire about a week later.

When the Sharks heard what happened, the team sent Dillon a letter signed by his two favorite players, Brent Burns and Brenden Dillon, along with a pair of new hats autographed by the players.

The San Jose Sharks sent a hat signed by players Brent Burns and
Brenden Dillon to a young fan whose Sharks hat was lost when his
family’s home was destroyed in the Camp Fire in November. (Photo
courtesy Ryan Brown)

That small but meaningful gesture for a fan is just the tip of the hockey stick when it comes to the team’s efforts to aid victims of the Camp Fire. At two games this month, the Sharks Foundation is dedicating proceeds from its 50/50 Raffle — a contest during home games with half the prize pool going to the winning fan and the other half to charity — to the Silicon Valley chapter of the American Red Cross to benefit Camp Fire victims. The first was held Wednesday night, the second game is Dec. 10.

The Sharks Foundation estimates the raffle will bring in about $15,000, and fans can also give cash donations at the Sharks Foundation booth on the SAP Center concourse throughout the month. The foundation is also teaming up with the Lady Sharks — that’s the group of players’ wives and significant others — on a donation drive called Holidays for Paradise. There will be a pre-game …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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