Sockers Take Part in "Shop With A Jock" Event
The San Diego Sockers took part in one of the best events of the holiday season, Junior Seau Foundation's Shop With A Jock, which was held at the Mission Valley Target on December 12. Over 200 under-served youth from Boys & Girls Clubs throughout San Diego were escorted shopping by a local athlete including four Sockers players Mike Mercuriali, Raymundo Reza, Max Touloute and Eddie Velez. Other participants included members of the Aztecs, Gulls, Padres, and Toreros. Each child had about 45 minutes to spend a $100 gift card on their family members and not on themselves. Veteran shopper Velez enjoyed the experience again, while first-timers Mercuriali, Reza and Touloute enjoyed themselves and look forward to participating next year. The three kids who shopped with our players had smiles on their faces throughout the evening as they were determined to fulfill their shopping list. We thank the Jr. Seau Foundation for asking us to be a part of this wonderful holiday event.