This year, FTC Team 8297, Geared UP! is partnering with the Evil Purple Socks for their second annual Socks for the Sox collection. Socks for the Sox is an international community outreach project that focuses on providing new pairs of socks to the heat challenged and homeless who need them. There are so many people around the world who don’t have socks to protect their feet from the weather in their area. You can help them out by committing to the Socks for the Sox project. Through this project you and your team will have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of the less fortunate, to help those who can’t help themselves and to embody the core values of FIRST for your generous actions. In order to get involved, bring NEW socks bundled with your team name and number and deposit them in the collection bin at registration. The team who donates the most socks at the tournament will receive a trophy in recognition of their contribution. Your involvement in this project will be greatly appreciated by Geared UP, The Evil Purple Socks. Thanks for helping us out.