Local schools compete in football and donations

NILES, Mich. -- Niles Community Schools will be facing Dowagiac Schools on Friday, October 21.

While they'll be facing each other on the football field, the two schools will also go head-to-head to see who will collect the most pairs of socks as part of the annual Socktober donation drive.

This annual tradition inspires students to donate socks, which will later be distributed to homeless shelters in the community.

Last year, more than 2,000 pairs of socks were donated by NCS, and together, Dowagiac and NCS donated a total of 3,300 pairs.

While there's only goodwill and bragging rights as the prize, NCS teacher Dustin Cornelius is challenging his Niles students to donate 3,000 pairs of socks.

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