From December 19, 2011 – January 2, 2012 a successful equipment collection in San Jose, Fremont, and Oakland, California was done to support Brent Burns “Burnzie’s Battalion” by Sharks Ice and Cathy’s Power Hour. A group of nearly 40 volunteers (including the Jr. Sharks PeeWee A team) went through all the equipment and performed quality control and inventory. $300 in monetary donations and a corporate donation from Sony PlayStation for $1000 was collected. Also, Cathy Andrade of Cathy’s Power Skating was successful in connecting Graf Canada and DTBL together and there will be a significant donation of new equipment from Graf and a possible future business relationship.
The total number of equipment pieces was well over 800 plus over 250 socks/jerseys. Congratulations California and everyone involved in this fantastic equipment drive!
Photos and equipment numbers of this event can be seen here.