Socket was proud to be this year's presenting sponsor at the annual Countdown to Kickoff event, benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri.

Held in the Columns Club of Memorial Stadium, this night of live and silent auctions helps to raise funds supporting over 500 local youth yearly. This year's event raised over $100,000!

On June 27th, Socket sponsored the Columbia Business Times' annual Top of the Town event celebrating everything that our hometown has to offer. Plenty of food vendors were on hand to provide representatives from Columbia businesses complimentary treats as they networked and awaited the announcement of awards.

Socket even handed out complimentary bag chairs to the first 300 people to enter!

the socket soapbox derby car

The Socket Rocket made another appearance this year at the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby in downtown Columbia, flying down a large blocked-off section of Broadway. Our driver this year, Elizabeth Connon, inherited the car from her older brother Michael, who has been racing it the past few years.

She and her competition were racing for a spot at the International Soap Box Derby in Akron, OH. This is Socket's seventh year sponsoring the Mid Missouri Soap Box Derby, which teaches the kids about sportsmanship, science, technology, engineering, math, and basic safe driving skills.

We love watching the cars in action, and congrats to all the racers who participated this year!