Sarfate is planning to continue making donations to the Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Initiatives Foundation based on his performance during the season (100,000 yen for every save he records). He donated 4.1 million yen in 2015 and 4.3 million yen in 2016.
Source: Sports Hochi 3/16/2017
On July 21, 2017, Sarfate became just the second pitcher in NPB history (first in the Pacific League) to record at least thirty saves in four consecutive seasons. Hitoki Iwase holds the record with nine consecutive seasons.
Source: Sponichi 7/22/2017