Boys Basketball Participants in Sock Drive

Jacoby Cefalu and Seth Ray

The Arrowhead Boys basketball team has taken a step outside of the court and into the community as they are promoting and bringing awareness to the sock drive that happened this past month. 

The sock drive is a fundraiser that was originally organized by the Hower family a few years back. This fundraiser came into existence after they attended a Salvation Army Christmas dinner and saw people fighting…over socks. After seeing this they decided to start their own fundraiser to help out these less fortunate people. The sock drive is organized in Nashotah but donations could have been given to Arrowhead. 

Head organizer of the fundraiser Neely Basich says “The sock drive makes me both happy and heartbroken at the same time. Something so basic as socks that some cannot afford….is heartbreaking.”

She continues on and says, “But the drive also makes my heart happy that we will be keeping lots of feet warm this winter as our men’s basketball families donated a LOT of socks!”

Senior forward on the basketball team on the boys team, Zack Graham, says, “The sock drive to me is an opportunity to help out people who are less fortunate than I am.” Graham continues on saying, “It’s easy to do, doesn’t require a lot of work, and will make others happy.” 

Sam Hytinen, senior guard, says, “The sock drive to me really represents one of the many ways Arrowhead and more specifically our team, is giving back to the community. It feels really good to be a part of that.” 

Hytinen also says “I think the sock drive always brings people together but under the current circumstances I think that it makes a bigger impact on the community than usual.”

The sock drive is currently over according to the Arrowhead boys basketball team twitter (@ArrrowheadBoysBB) the team raised about 676 pairs of socks for the cause.