The Aliso Niguel High School basketball team is impacting lives through the 12th annual Socks From Jocks program by collecting clothing items and food and donating them to local organizations.
On Saturday, November 12, the boys basketball players will go into the local communities and collect canned goods for the OC Rescue Mission. Over the last 11 years, Socks From Jocks has donated more than 28,000 pounds of food – equating to more than 56,000 meals.
Aliso Niguel senior Jacob Sprick, who has been involved with the program for the last four years, is heading up this year’s effort with Jack Steiert. The Socks From Jocks drive was started by former basketball players Harry Meussner and Connor Crabtree.
At a recent kick-off dinner, the Aliso Niguel team collected new socks for the OC Rescue Mission and used tennis shoes for Nike Grind, which recycles the shoes, turning them into athletic surfaces like sports courts and tracks.
Community members can support this outstanding effort on November 12 by dropping off canned goods, new socks or used shoes from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. curbside at Aliso Niguel High School (in front of the gym), 28000 Wolverine Way. For more information, call 949-235-0025.