Marcus Mariota’s “My Trigger My Cleats” in assist of the Hawaii Meals Financial institution
It’s week 13 in the NFL, which means it’s time for the My Cause My Cleats game, where players can wear cleats to create awareness and support for a foundation of their choice.
We’ve seen some pretty cool designs in the five years this initiative started.
Those “Dream Big” and “Anything is Possible” studs from Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson last season were pretty chic.
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According to NFL.com, “There will be a record 1,000+ players participating this year, highlighting efforts to make a difference in communities across the country.
“Out of a total of 20.5 percent of players who voted for social justice, 17 percent chose causes for youth and education, while 14 percent of players support health and wellness initiatives.”
One of those players is the former Oregon Ducks quarterback, the Heisman Trophy winner and the current backup QB of the Las Vegas Raiders Marcus Mariota.
This year, while the colors are what Duck fans love to see, Mariotas Stollen Design is supporting the Hawaii Food Bank.
The Raiders (6-5) are out this Sunday at 10 a.m. (PT) at MetLife Stadium with the New York Jets (0-11).
“My Cause My Cleats was born out of talking to NFL players who wanted the opportunity to shed light on the causes that mean most to them,” said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. “Season after season, I am inspired by the growing number of NFL players participating in My Cause My Cleats and the causes they represent. Every player has a story to tell and we are grateful for the impact they have in the communities where they live and work and society in general. ”