My Cause, My Cleats

Sonja Greenfield, Senior NFL Reporter NFC North, NFC East

By Sonja Greenfield //@Mom23RN

The NFL supports some worthy causes throughout their season. In October, they support cancer awareness with their Crucial Catch Campaign. In November, they show support for our Armed Services and Veterans with their Salute to Service. They also support kids getting physically active and learn and maintain healthy habits with the Play 60 initiative.

All great ways to show that the NFL is involved in things that are bigger than the game. But week 14 was something a little more special.

This past week, the players get to choose causes that are important to them and display those causes on their cleats. Here are some of my more favorite cleats and causes.


There are plenty of great causes that players support, and bring awareness to. I like this because it lets us know that there are bigger things out there than just football. And the great part about it is that football gives the players a platform to bring attention to causes such as mental health awareness, homelessness, bullying, and even the importance of animal hydration.

I’m glad that the NFL allowed the players to highlight worthy causes and individuals that are important to the players. While they’re slow to come around on other issues, this is one that is a win/win for everyone involved.

What are some of your favorite cleats and causes?

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