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.
— Adam Waybright (@WaybrightAdam) December 4, 2019
Check out @mohurstjr Mo Hurst with his custom ChadTough cleats!
Oakland Raiders are joining with players across the NFL for My Cause, My Cleats. Players wear custom cleats reflecting their commitment to charitable causes during this Sunday’s game the Tennessee Titans. Go Mo! pic.twitter.com/WdTDXbPaKK
— ChadTough Foundation (@chadtough) December 6, 2019
— NAMI Minnesota (@NAMIMinnesota) December 8, 2019
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.
Devin White shows off his cleats for “My Cause, My Cleats,” honoring his beloved horse, Daisy Mae, who passed away this summer. He hopes to educate people on animal hydration awareness. Complications arose for her because of a… https://t.co/AjocTqrfcP pic.twitter.com/bHIhZwlbtW
— JennaLaineESPN (@JennaLaineESPN) December 4, 2019
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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