The most obnoxious pairs of socks were seen getting around John Frederick Park recently as the Capalaba Warriors helped sick local kids get back on their feet.
In Round 9 of the Rugby League Brisbane competition, the club happily pulled up their loudest and proudest as part of the Silly Socks 4 Sick Kids initiative, raising much-needed funds for Ronald McDonald House South East Queensland.
Capalaba president Tanya Bonney said it was great to have her entire club involved, and even the support of their opposition.
"To kick it off, on Friday night we had our under 9, 11 and 12s and they were all keen to throw on some silly socks on which was pretty good," Bonney said.
"We also had the kids who weren't playing walking around and collecting donations for the Ronald McDonald House.
"On Saturday, we had our older guys playing - our under 14, 17s and open men.
"We played against Mount Gravatt and their opens team wore silly socks as well, which was fantastic.
"[To join the money raised from the collection bucket], we also donated 50 per cent of our profits from the weekend."
At the end of the round, a final count of the funds saw a total of $1805.75 raised to help seriously ill children stay with their families - a tremendous achievement to help support one the club's long-term sponsors.
"McDonald's Bayside is a sponsor of the club and it's just our way of giving back to them," Bonney said.
"We normally have a donation bucket [for the Ronald McDonald House] at our canteen all-year round, but we decided to dedicate an entire weekend to raise funds for the charity.
"We really wanted to do it during an under 6 or 7 gala day, but with COVID, it just didn't happen this year, so we picked the round we had the most teams at home."
The club is hoping to don the fun socks again next year.
"This year is the first time we've done it and we hope to do it again next season," Bonney said.
"Our teams were more than happy to support the Ronald McDonald House as we try as a club to support everybody who supports us and this fundraiser was just another way of us supporting our community
"Our opens boys decided to kick on quite well on Saturday night which made the donation much bigger which we appreciate, and I'm sure they'd be quite happy to do it again knowing the money is going to a great cause."
Donations can be made anytime to the Ronald McDonald House Charities online here.