Tulsa, Oklahoma 2020-09-16 17:16:14 –
JENKS, Okla. — One of Jayden Patrick’s biggest supporters has always been his grandfather. When the Jenks senior’s grandpa passed away in spring 2020, Jayden knew he wanted to do something to honor his legacy.
Lon Patrick was a veteran of the Tulsa Police Department. During his 23 years on the force, he would always ask for black socks for any occasion, so he could wear them to work. After his retirement, Lon continued to wear those black socks every day.
“Whenever he came to my football games, I would always see him in black socks,” Jayden recalled.
So Jayden decided to wear black socks every day at practice in his senior season to honor his grandfather. However, he didn’t stop there.
“Right now we’re trying to collect socks so we can give back to the community,” Jayden said. “I didn’t realize how much people needed socks until my mom told me everything about it.”
Jayden and his family have started a fundraiser called Solely Socks in Lon’s honor. Throughout September 2020, everyone is welcome to donate socks to Jenks Bible Church on Saturdays and Sundays, which will be given to John 3:16 Mission.
If you cannot make it to Jenks, Jayden welcomes you to email him at [email protected] to set up a way to donate.
Collections will be made at Jenks Bible Church, 708 W Main St, Jenks, OK on Saturdays from 8-10 am and Sundays 9-10 am.
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