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Bears participating in 'My Cause My Cleats'


More than 30 players, along with coach Matt Nagy and other members of the organization, will participate in the NFL's 'My Cause My Cleats' initiative Sunday when the Bears take on the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field.

The special cleats will be worn either pre- or in-game and are designed to draw awareness to charitable causes championed by each participating individual.

Some players will be supporting their own organizations, such as the Jimmy Graham Foundation, which aids military veterans and underprivileged youth, and Deon Bush's Doby's Dreams, which operates in Chicago and Miami.

Other players will draw attention to charities tied to issues that have hit close to home. Safety Tashaun Gipson Sr. will support the Alzheimer's Association due to his grandmother suffering from the disease. Receiver Darnell Mooney, who lost his father to leukemia in high school, will support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Josh Woods will support the Jordan McNair Foundation, named for his college teammate who passed away from heatstroke during a University of Maryland practice in 2018. Additional players and other members of the Bears organization participating in the 'My Cause My Cleats' initiative include:

  • Alex Bars, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • LaMar Campbell, HBCU Heroes
  • DeAndre Carter, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Mark DeLeone, American Cancer Society
  • Trevis Gipson, Chicago CRED
  • 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
  • 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 Association
  • Mitchell Trubisky, Thumbs Up Mission
  • Kindle Vildor, l.e.a.d.s #Back2Play

View some of the custom cleats by clicking through the photo gallery below:

When the Bears take on the Lions Sunday at Soldier Field, some of the players and coaches will be rocking special footwear for the team's My Cause My Cleats game. Take an exclusive look at the spikes that will be worn to support charitable organizations of each person's choice.

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