Monday, October 9th, the Temple University student body is attempting to break two world records related to socks to kick off the Temple’s Homecoming Week.
One-thousand students, faculty, and staff will gather in attempt to break these records at the Howard Gittis Student Center. All socks that are donated will go to Joy of Sox, an organization that gives new socks to the homeless community of Philadelphia.
The first record they will be attempting to break is the most amount of socks donated in an hour, which is currently held at 2,459 pairs. The second record the Owls are trying to break is the largest gathering of people wearing mismatched socks, which is currently held at 576 people.
There will be a Guinness World Record judge present to count the amount of socks donated and people wearing mismatching socks. Temple’s goals are to have 3,000 pairs of sock donated, and 600 people wearing mismatching socks.
Last year during Homecoming Week, Temple’s Main Campus Program Board coordinated a similar event. They broke the record of the most peanut butter and jelly sandwiches made in an hour with 49,100 sandwiches made. All the sandwiches were donated to food banks in the Philadelphia area.