As part of more than 800 players participating in the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats campaign, Philadelphia Eagles players Beau Allen, Brandon Graham, Chris Long, Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Torrey Smith, and Carson Wentz showcased their support for causes on-field during their Week 13 match-up against the Seattle Seahawks.
Culminating a collaborative effort between the NFL and players across the league, the initiative celebrated Unboxing Day, a league-wide unveiling of NFL players’ Week 13 customized cleats. From hospital visits to classrooms and locker rooms to stadium fields, players unveiled their cleats in unique ways on Giving Tuesday last week.
“Our players are passionate supporters of many charitable causes and serve as changemakers in their communities,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.
“We are excited to build upon last year’s success and work with our players to expand this unique platform that enables them to raise awareness for causes they support.”
Deeply impacted by the loss of his grandmother who died from pancreatic cancer, Mcleod, a safety with the NFC East leading Eagles, became an official ambassador for the American Association Cancer Research Foundation and choose the organization as his charity of choice to raise awareness and appeal for support.
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