During the first two weekends in December, players across the NFL are raising awareness for charitable organizations and other causes through the league’s annual “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign.
“My Cause, My Cleats allows players to shine a light on the causes they hold dear and the incredible work they do to help others year-round,” NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. “We are grateful and humbled by their commitment to make a difference, and this program allows them to share their passions with the world.”
The campaign, which began in 2016, allows players to wear custom-painted cleats during games, something that is typically only permitted during pregame warmups. Many will then donate their cleats to be auctioned off for charity.
This year’s causes include topics such as cancer research, social injustice, disease prevention, youth, mental health, military and more. A full list of causes can be found here, with more than 900 players participating league-wide.
Check out some of the designs below:
Photos courtesy of @Browns on Twitter.