Rally 4 Reilly Is 2022/23 Featured Community Partner
The San Diego Sockers Community Engagement Department recognizes its 2022/23 Featured Community Partner, Rally 4 Reilly & Friends (R4R&F). Since 2021, the Sockers Care program has worked with R4R&F to provide community awareness and financial support for the local non-profit organization that helps people with spinal cord injuries live more independently and with less worry by issuing wellness grants to pay for expenses and services that insurance does not cover.
Founded in 2017 by Mark Daggett, following a tragic accident to a co-worker's 23-month-old toddler, Reilly. Daggett is the Executive Director and the organization operates with seven Board of Director members. An organization that was started for one child, one family has quickly grown to help serve many individuals and families with spinal cord injuries and other related spinal disabilities. Although Reilly will always be our ambassador and remain at the fore front of the organization, we have expanded our footprint and are assisting many families and individuals.
Over the past year, Sockers Care has donated over $5,000 to the charity, funds were raised through the team's annual Golf Tournament and a special jersey auction held at a game in February. The Sockers also participated in their golf tournament through the team's Community Golf Program, which has partnered with over 75 tournaments in the past two years.
In addition to financial support, R4R&F is also featured on the team's website, social media and in-arena cause-marketing platforms to provide awareness of their great work in the community.
The Sockers are honored and proud to work with a special organization that helps the individuals and families with spinal cord injuries. The partnership will continue to grow in the coming years.