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Bears announce their “My Cause My Cleats” participants

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I mentioned the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign in yesterday’s Ten Thoughts, and today the Chicago Bears have announced the players that will be participating.

My Cause My Cleats is a way for players to bring awareness to causes that are important to them, or to charities that they are directly involved with, by wearing specially designed cleats during games. This season a record number of players around the NFL will be involved, with more than 1,000 participating, but other members of the teams will be getting involved as well.

Here’s the full list of individuals in the Bears organization that will don custom cleats in the next couple weeks, plus the cause/charity they are raising awareness for.

  • Alex Bars, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Deon Bush, Doby’s Dreams
  • LaMar Campbell, HBCU Heroes
  • DeAndre Carter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Mark DeLeone, American Cancer Society
  • Tashaun Gipson Sr., Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Trevis Gipson, Chicago CRED
  • Jimmy Graham, Jimmy Graham Foundation
  • Demetrius Harris, Tim Tebow Foundation
  • Akiem Hicks, American Diabetes Association
  • Germain Ifedi, Urban Grower’s Collective
  • Eddie Jackson, Remain to Reach Foundation
  • Charles Leno Jr., Mental Health Awareness
  • Charles London, A Safe Place
  • Khalil Mack, Lupus Foundation of America
  • Erika Marmolejo, Sexism-Equality Now
  • Anthony Miller, Black Lives Matter Global Foundation Network
  • Darnell Mooney, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Matt Nagy, I Grow Chicago
  • Ryan Nall, Goodwill
  • Bilal Nichols, Project HOOD
  • Pat O’Donnell, Gittlen Cancer Research Fund
  • Artavis Piece, Bears Care - All Four One
  • Riley Ridley, Barbershop Books
  • Allen Robinson II, Within Reach Foundation
  • Patrick Scales, Colleen’s Dream Foundation
  • Duke Shelley, Go Get It Foundation
  • Bill Shuey, Cure Sanfilippo Foundation
  • Buster Skrine, Impact One
  • Carla Suber, HEROH Foundation
  • Deshea Townsend, Hope Mentoring
  • Danny Trevathan, Alzheimer’s Foundation of America
  • Mitchell Trubisky, Thumbs Up Mission
  • Kindle Vildor, l.e.a.d.s #Back2Play
  • Josh Woods, Jordan McNair Foundation

Players have the option to raise funds for their cause of choice through auctioning their cleats on NFL Auction where 100% of funds raised will be donated to the charities they select. Fans may bid on player cleats at and help raise funds for the causes nearest to their hearts.