When the New England Patriots play the Minnesota Vikings in week 13, not all of the eyes will be glued to the action on the football field. After all, the NFL’s My Cause, My Cleats initiative is entering its third year and 20 members of the Patriots — including head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady — will participate and wear customized cleats on Sunday to show support for a charitable organization of their choice.
As the NFL announced earlier today, each team can designate one home contest over the next three weeks as its very own My Cause, My Cleats game during which customized gear will be worn by those participating. With the game against the Vikings the Patriots’ only game at Gillette Stadium over this three-week stretch, it is only logical that this will be New England’s My Cause, My Cleats game.
Here is a list of the foundations and causes that will be represented (click on the links next to the names to find out more):
OC David Andrews: Warrior Dog Foundation
Bill Belichick: Bill Belichick Foundation
RB Rex Burkhead: Team Jack Foundation
DE Adrian Clayborn: Brachial plexus injury awareness
WR Phillip Dorsett: Boys & Girls Clubs of America
SS Nate Ebner: Fuel Up to Play 60
CB Stephon Gilmore: Depression and anti-bullying
FS Duron Harmon: Autism Speaks
LB Dont’a Hightower: One Family Campaign, Inc.
WR Chris Hogan: HEADstrong Foundation
TE Jacob Hollister: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Courageous.— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 28, 2018
In an effort to raise awareness & let others know they're not alone, @hollister_jacob's #MyCauseMyCleats represent @afspnational: https://t.co/yhYl1lzIhl pic.twitter.com/Ohk4Lh9WKe
QB Brian Hoyer: MSPCA-Angell
FS Devin McCourty: Players Coalition
CB Jason McCourty: Embrace Kids Foundation
RB Sony Michel: 2018 Haiti earthquake relief
"I want the world to see the Haitian flag."— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 27, 2018
Shining light on disaster relief in Haiti, @Flyguy2stackz laces them up for his family & for his home: https://t.co/Qk6DU4KCyQ#MyCauseMyCleats pic.twitter.com/fGbsw2HhoL
DE Derek Rivers: JAR of Hope
WR Matthew Slater: International Justice Mission
"I hope when people see my cleats, they see @IJM."— New England Patriots (@Patriots) November 28, 2018
Joining the mission to end slavery, Matthew Slater will represent the International Justice Mission on Sunday: https://t.co/nHyQaBJrdi#MyCauseMyCleats pic.twitter.com/I4XHB526xj
LB Kyle Van Noy: Van Noy Valor Foundation
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