2022 marks the seventh year in which the NFL has held its My Cause, My Cleats campaign. The premise is that players are allowed to raise awareness for their favorite charitable causes by having specially-designed cleats to commemorate those causes. The cleats are typically auctioned, with proceeds going towards the dedicated cause. As in prior years, the campaign this year is being held primarily during Weeks 13 and 14, with the players wearing the cleats during their home games over that two-week span.
Here is a running gallery of Alabama players’ cleats, as well as the causes that they are supporting. We’ll update this post as new cleats are added.
[Disclaimer: we don’t expressly endorse any of the charities listed, but urge you to do your own research relative to the causes]
Charitable Organization – Sasha Bruce House. Allen has long supported the Sasha Bruce House, which is a short-term shelter for homeless, abandoned, abused, neglected, and runaway children.
Charitable Organization – Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation. The Bozemans’ foundation addresses issues facing children and adolescents, including bullying and food insecurity.
Charitable Organization – N/A. Cotton’s shoe bring awareness to Rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare form of cancer.
Charitable Organization – Salvation Army.
Charitable Organization – Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts.
Charitable Organization – Da’ Bigger Picture Foundation. Harris’ foundation focuses on assisting underserved families in reaching their potential and goals. It provides tools and assistance to families facing challenging times. Some of the key areas of focus will be education, homelessness, addressing hunger and utilizing sports as a platform to develop life skills.
Charitable Organization – Guardian Angels Medical Service Dogs. Guardian Angels raise, train, and provide medical dogs to service veterans.
Charitable Organizations – Two All Foundation. Henry’s Two All Foundation serves underprivileged youth to level the playing field for future success.
Charitable Organization – Mark Ingram Foundation. Ingram’s foundation provides support to children with one or more incarcerated parents.
Charitable Organization – Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.
Charitable Organization – Kareem Jackson Foundation. Jackson’s foundation provides families with seriously and chronically ill children with daily encouragement and life changing experiences. The foundation also honors and supports women who are battling and those who have achieved victory over breast cancer.
Charitable Organization – Ronald McDonald House of Birmingham. In addition to supporting the Ronald McDonald House, Jennings chose to bring awareness to gun violence by saluting a shooting victim from his hometown.
Charitable Organization – Trisomy 18 Foundation. Jeudy annually supports the Trisomy 18 Foundation in honor of his sister, who was born with the chromosome defect.
Charitable Organization – Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston.
Charitable Organization – Count the Kicks. Count the Kicks works with expectant parents to be aware of baby movements, particularly in the third trimester. Kelly and his wife became involved with the organization after losing a child last year.
Charitable Organization – Surfrider Foundation. The Surfrider Foundation is dedicated to the protection and enjoyment of the world’s ocean, waves and beaches, for all people, through a powerful activist network.
Charitable Organization – BREM Foundation. BREM Foundation maximizes every woman’s chance of finding early, curable breast cancer through education, access, and advocacy.
Charitable Organization – N/A. Metchie isn’t playing this season due to leukemia treatment, but his wide receiver teammates decided to support and honor Metchie with these cleats.
Charitable Organization – Hope for Autumn Foundation. Hope for Autumn Foundation’s mission is to provide new hope and assistance for families battling childhood cancer, to support innovative research in childhood cancer therapies, and to increase community awareness of childhood cancer and cutting-edge treatment options.
Charitable Organization – American Diabetes Association. Pierschbacher picked the American Diabetes Association to honor his father, who suffers from diabetes.
Charitable Organization – N/A. Robinson chose to make a statement about gun violence after being a victim of an armed robbery in late August.
Charitable Organization – Jacksonville Arts and Music School.
Charitable Organization – BREM Foundation.
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Charitable Organization – American Cancer Society.
Charitable Organization – Tua Foundation. Tagovailoa’s foundation is dedicated to the support of youth initiatives, health and wellness, and other charitable causes.
Charitable Organization – C4 Foundation. The C4 Foundation was created to provide resources and support available nowhere else to active-duty Navy SEALs and their families. Through neuroscience-based programs recognized by Naval Special Warfare, it strengthens relationships and support networks for retired SEALS, their immediate families, and the broader SEAL community.
Charitable Organization – Hope Mentorship.
Charitable Organization – Levi Wallace Foundation. Wallace’s foundation is dedicated to enriching the lives of low-income youth by providing meaningful opportunities and experiences through the use of sports and education.
Charitable Organization – American Cancer Society. Williams pays tribute to his mother, who died from breast cancer.
Charitable Organization – Kulture City. KultureCity serves individuals with sensory needs and invisible disabilities like autism, PTSD, dementia, and strokes by providing accessibility and inclusion. Wilson has a special connection with two children on the autism spectrum, and has honored them annually during the My Cause, My Cleats campaign.
Other players included on the NFL’s participation list that are not pictured above include:
- Christian Barmore – National Multiple Sclerosis Society
- Deonte Brown – Bradley and Nikki Bozeman Foundation
- Tony Brown – Caregiver Action Network
- Raekwon Davis – Black Belt Community Foundation
- Kenyan Drake – Pups 4 Patriots
- Julio Jones – Black Girls Code and Trayvon Martin Foundation
- Terrell Lewis – Equal Justice Initiative
- Evan Neal – Chaka’s Stars Foundation
- Irv Smith Jr. – American Cancer Society
- Jaylen Waddle – Black Women’s Health Imperative
- Jedrick Wills – Cleveland Animal Protective League