At an official check presentation on April 4, 2017, the Sharks Foundation announced that in partnership with Taube Philanthropies, Koret Foundation and Swenson, Goals for Kids will donate more than $237,600 to organizations supporting Bay Area underserved youth. The announcement was made during the Sharks game at SAP Center.
Sean Taube (second from right) and Vilja Fussell (far right) represented Taube Philanthropies at the on-ice check presentation.
Now in its third year, Goals for Kids secures $1,100 for each goal scored by the Sharks, which is distributed evenly amongst the beneficiaries at the end of the season. The six beneficiaries include: the American Heart Association – Silicon Valley Division, Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, JW House, Make-A-Wish® Greater Bay Area, Ronald McDonald House at Stanford and Second Harvest Food Bank of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties.
"We are proud to stand alongside Taube Philanthropies, the Koret Foundation and SWENSON to support high-performing local non-profits through the third season of Goals for Kids," said Heather Hooper, Sharks Foundation Manager.
"As we celebrate another successful season for the Sharks, I am proud that the underserved youth in our communities are also winning, through the funds raised by Goals for Kids," said Tad Taube, founder and chairman of Taube Philanthropies. "We look forward to continue cheering on the Sharks through the playoffs and to raising even more money next year."
The 2016-17 Sharks winning season will provide even more benefits for the community as the program will continue through the two remaining regular season games and into the 2017 Stanley Cup Playoff run.