Sockers & Legacy Laces To Help Kids Play Sports
The San Diego Sockers have partnered with Legacy Laces and soccerloco to help deserving young athletes have a chance to play sports by collecting gently-used cleats. In its second year, the partnership has expanded to being a season-long campaign and adding the top local soccer retailer as a new collection site. Last year, Legacy Laces collected shoes at one Sockers’ home game at Pechanga Arena San Diego.
Supported by the Sockers and numerous donors throughout the county, Legacy Laces has delivered hundreds of pairs of quality cleats to kids in need throughout San Diego County this year. This means hundreds more kids are now better equipped to play, or stay, in a sport they love and benefit from all the positive aspects athletics has to offer. With donation stations at every home game, as well as in soccerloco stores, Sockers fans and the general public will now have a chance to be an ongoing part of this important mission.
“We are overjoyed to team up for this season-long cleat drive with the Sockers and soccerloco! Every pair of quality cleats donated represents a gift of opportunity and the chance to help a child in need get off the sidelines and into the game,” stated Jeanette Wood, founder and Executive Director of Legacy Laces.
soccerloco is supporting the effort by providing a 15% discount coupon to donors and hosting Legacy Laces donation stations in two of its San Diego County stores. The goal of the collaboration is to provide Sockers fans with an opportunity to share their passion for the game and make a positive impact in the community.
“Sport is medicine. Sport is life. Competition is healthy and builds character. These are some of the values soccerloco lives by, and we hope that every day we can fulfill our social purpose in our community. We are honored to be part of this important program with the Sockers and Legacy Laces,” said John Lococo, CEO, and founder of soccerloco.
The Sockers are currently hosting their Season Of Giving through December 22. This community initiative allows fans to support over 30 local non-profits through donations on the team’s website at SDSockers.com/SeasonOfGiving. Supporters are encouraged to donate their gently-used cleats at a Sockers game beginning December 15.
“We are proud to continue our relationship with Legacy Laces,” said Sockers Community Relations Director Jon Greene. “We are looking forward to enhancing the program and helping more kids have a chance to play sports.”