San Jose Sharkie To Rappel
SAN JOSE – S.J. Sharkie is directing his knack for exciting stunts towards a good cause.
On Friday, Aug. 26, the San Jose Sharks mascot is participating in The Breathe Extreme Challenge, a fundraiser to fight asthma, lung cancer, emphysema, COPD and other forms of lung disease. He is going to rappel 15 stories down the face of the Hyatt Regency Santa Clara.
Anyone who has interest in joining the San Jose Sharks mascot can register here. Each participant must raise $1,000 to qualify and the first 90 participants to achieve that minimum amount will receive a commemorative t-shirt and the rare opportunity to rappel down the side of the building. If you aren’t interested in being a part of the event but you want to support the cause, you can pledge to S.J. Sharkie at http://www.active.com/donate/BEC2011/SSharki.
A consistent and familiar presence at every Sharks game, S.J. Sharkie has the enviable task of entertaining a sold-out crowd at HP Pavilion night-in-and-night-out, performing a variety of exciting death-defying stunts and acts. Since his debut in January 1992, Sharkie has become one of the most recognized mascots in the universe. He’s a highly respected figure both inside and outside of HP Pavilion and throughout the hockey community.
The Breathe Extreme Challenge is a fundraising event for Breathe California, a local agency devoted to fighting lung disease in all forms. Breathe California is a 501(c)3 non-profit agency and all donations are tax-deductible in keeping with IRS regulations. Breathe California is celebrating its 100th anniversary in 2011.
Breathe California has partnered with Over the Edge, an event company that specializes in rappelling adventures, to keep safety as a priority while holding this event. Over the Edge has conducted this event in numerous cities across the United States and has an unblemished safety record. More information on Over the Edge is available at www.overtheedgeusa.com.