Men’s Hockey to Collect Socks for Homeless Saturday

Men’s Hockey to Collect Socks for Homeless Saturday

Fans can bring the new, white socks to the game at Bright Hockey Center (photo courtesy

CAMBRIDGE, Mass.-The Harvard men's hockey team will be collecting new, white socks to benefit the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program at Saturday's game against Colgate.

Fans are encouraged to bring the socks to the game, the Crimson's final regular-season home contest, and stick around afterward for Senior Night festivities. The puck drops at 7 p.m. The sock drive is the kickoff to Harvard's relationship with BHCHP, and members of the team are looking forward to volunteering with the organization following the season.

"I'm very excited and proud of that our team is stepping up to make a difference in our community," said Ted Donato '91, the Robert D. Ziff '88 Head Coach for Harvard Men's Ice Hockey. "We look forward to contributing to the mission of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and encourage our fans, alumni and students to join us in this effort."

BHCHP is in its 25th year of providing the highest quality of health care to Boston's homeless men, women and children.  Last year alone, the program provided care to over 11,000 patients through an extensive network of sites. The organization is recognized as a national model, having been the first in the country to develop an electronic medical record for a homeless program, a 24-hour medical respite unit, a multidisciplinary HIV team to care for homeless people and a street team dedicated to extending health services to people who avoid shelter and hospital clinics.