As a perk, this Bright Futures affiliate community likes to give out socks with the shoes they send out to meet immediate student needs. Ashley Fulmer, Bright Futures Coordinator for West Fork School District,
One of the highest requested items for @BrightFuturesWestfork in 2017 was shoes. The members of the Bright Futures West Fork (AR) Advisory Board began brainstorming ways to prepare for the anticipated needs for 2018.
Some of the members of the Advisory Board had seen a similar “Sock Toss” done during NBA games and brought the idea to the table. Fulmer
As this community worked to set up their local initiative, they worked closely with @BrightFuturesPraireGrove for guidance. It seemed fitting that they would partner together for this epic “Tiger Sock Toss” at a basketball game where the two schools would be rivals!
“The toss was scheduled to take place in between the junior boys and senior high girls basketball games. The night of the toss, our Superintendent said a few words about Bright Futures and how it was helping our community.” After he spoke, he took the honor of tossing the first pair of socks out onto the court!
After the game, the Advisory Board members counted the socks and found over 700 pairs!! Simply amazing! The two Bright Futures affiliate communities split the loot in half, so each took home 350 pairs!
The next day a need request came in for a student who had stepped in the mud and needed new socks. Need covered!