Aliso Niguel High School Basketball Teams Collect New Socks, Gently Used Coats and Canned Food for the Orange County Rescue Mission on October 20th; 14th Annual Event
Socks From Jocks is a 14th Annual Outreach Event. Players will join the High School at 9 a.m. and break into smaller groups driving to neighborhoods in Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel asking the communities to donate food for the needy. They come back to the High School by 11:45 a.m. to pack the food and enjoy lunch.
Last year, the teams collected more than 2,786 lbs. of canned food. Over the last 14 years, Socks From Jocks have donated more than 30,000 lbs. of food; or, more than 60,000 meals.
Jack Steiert, Kyle VomSteeg and Max Horowitz are all seniors on the Varsity Team helping to coordinate. Nicholas Steiert, Max Carvalho and Justin Yoon are all Sophomores also helping. The teams will meet the morning of October 20th and break into smaller groups to drive into Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel neighborhoods, knocking on doors and collecting food. They meet back at the high school, bag the food, and load it into cars to bring to the OC Rescue Mission.
The group also collects new socks, used shoes and gently used coats during their annual season Tip Off Banquet. These items are also donated to the Orange County Rescue Mission.
The Socks From Jocks event was started by former basketball players, Harry Meussner and Connor Crabtree at the beginning of the 2005 season. Ganahl Lumber donated the collection bags for the event.