On March 5 Sampling with the Sharks will be hosted by the San Jose Sharks Foundation, a wine tasting fundraiser. To entice donor prospects they have chosen a venue few can resist, tasting the finest wines of Northern California. Attendees of this exclusive event will be mingling with The San Jose Sharks players, coaches and broadcasters.
“The San Jose Sharks are as deeply involved with the neighborhood we live in as we are with the game that we play. As role models, we feel responsible to give back to the community that so strongly supports us.”
Building strong relationships with their top donors is at the heart of this appealing event. The staff will be working to create an emotional connection with them by sharing stories of the game and their personal experiences. Their shared passion and excitement for the game which they love will connect them, yet finding out what is important to each donor is equally as important. They’ll be engaging donors in the problems faced by the organization, and offering them an opportunity to be a part of the solution.
Annually, more than 300 guests attend this fundraiser which includes both silent and live auctions featuring one-of-a-kind experiences and autographed memorabilia, unique automobile displays, and delicious appetizers. The Sampling with the Sharks charity auction website manages the registration for each participant, as well as managing the bidding process for the silent auction.
The Sharks Foundation is proud to announce that partial proceeds from Sampling with the Sharks presented by Citrix wine tasting fundraiser will benefit San Jose Rotary’s partnership with Rotaplast International. Rotaplast International, a 501(c)(3) non-profit humanitarian organization, was founded in 1992 as a world community service project in an effort to provide free reconstructive operations and treatment for children in need.
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