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Petshark: Talking Stick

Work those bods, SJ. It’s for a good cause.

There are a few ways to do good this November.  One is to vote and make a donation to the Movember project.  Here are your Sharks candidates for the 2011 Movember contest:
•Joe Thornton
•Brent Burns
•Logan Couture
•Michal Handzus
•Jim Vandermeer
•Thomas Greiss
•Justin Braun
•Benn Ferriero
•James Sheppard
•Andrew Desjardins
•Frazer McLaren

McLaren has already made some headway, he seems to grow facial hair very well.  Thornton, on the other hand, has given everyone a head start since he was very clean shaven for the 1000 game ceremony last night.  Let’s not make the fall behind and catch up thing a habit, okay?

To vote for your fave, go to http://mobro.co/SJSharks.

Here’s how the Sharks described Movember, for anyone who doesn’t know how it works:

Movember is an annual charity event during the month of November where men grow a moustache while raising funds and awareness for men’s health ssues. The moustache is our ribbon, it’s the vehicle by which we raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. Much like the commitment to run or walk for charity, our commitment is to grow a moustache and change the face of men’s health.

Men are encouraged to register at www.movember.com and start with a clean-shaven face.

In case you can’t or don’t want to grow a moustache, there will be another opportunity for Sharks fans in the Silicon Valley area to use our bodies for charity:

The Sharks Foundation is sponsoring the 10K race at the annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving morning (Nov. 24). There are several events to choose from in the 5K and 10K runs and walks, along with a kid’s fun run.  Elite runners, joggers and walkers will enjoy the downtown San Jose course, which is flat, fast and flows through neighborhoods and business areas.

The Silicon Valley Turkey Trot is in its seventh year and the total amount given to charity exceeded $1.5 million last year. An additional $500,000 is expected to be raised this year. Participants will be supporting the Santa County Children’s Health Initiative, Second Harvest Food Bank and the Housing Trust of Santa Clara County.  These charities provide families with their most basic needs for “health, hope and a home.”

For more about that, go to the Turkey Trot website.

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About Petshark: Talking Stick

Native of Northern California.  Hockey fan since 1998... sort of... there's a hiatus in there that I still can't explain.

I want to know about anything and everything related to the sport and the spectacle.  I watch, I react, I write it down.

My interest in the Sharks was initially a matter of geographic convenience and regional loyalty because that seemed to be how it worked.  I had no prior interest (at all-- AT ALL) in professional sports of any kind.  When I met hockey, it might have set off a chain reaction of general sports fandom.  It hasn't, I don't think it will.  At all.

Since then, that interest developed into full blown (mostly sort of usually almost completely) exclusive loyalty to the Sharks.

I started blogging a couple years ago on wordpress. I still occasionally put things there that I don't think fit here because they are not about the Sharks. Wherever my words wander, here on Kuklas Korner, they will (usually) hang on to a teal thread.

I can be found in cyberspace on Twitter @petshark47, or emailed at talkingstick@petshark.net