Arlington, Va. – Marymount University women’s basketball teamed up with the Arlington Street People’s Assistance Network for Operation: “Sock it to Me”. The Saints collected necessity goods in an effort to help the homeless through the winter holidays.
“I think the efforts of our Marymount community to help supply the items for the care packages was a big success,” said head coach Ashlee Courter. “A-SPAN was grateful for our help and I am proud of the energy and time my team invested in seeing this project through to the very end.”
Sock it to Me turned into a campus event when players recruited fellow student-athletes, campus and community members to donate items such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, shampoo, razors, combs, hair brushes, hand sanitizer, deodorant, lotion, body wash, ChapStick, Band-Aids, small packets of Kleenex and snack bars.
All 12 Marymount teams contributed to the project along with the Lee Center staff and a special donation from local dentist, Dr. Michael Rogers.
With the donations the women’s basketball team put together 90 complete care packages and donated the additional items to A-SPAN. The Saints also collected a total of $200 at their home games to donate to the project.