LOUDOUN COUNTY, Va. – Select Washington Redskins players will auction customized cleats to support the charity of their choosing via the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation as part of the NFL's "My Cause, My Cleats" initiative. Cleats will be unveiled throughout the week and fans can learn more about their passions beyond the game and the stories that inspired their cleat designs as well as how to bid on their cleats at www.Redskins.com/MyCauseMyCleats. Bidding is now open online and will close at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 19. All proceeds will benefit the charity featured on the player's cleats.
This is the fourth year of the My Cause, My Cleats initiative, which allows players to customize their cleats to raise awareness for the charities they support. The Redskins will showcase their cleats at FedExField when they face the Eagles on Sunday, Dec. 15 at 1 p.m. Cleats will continue to be added to the silent auction page leading up to the Redskins My Cause, My Cleats game.
Select players' game-worn cleats from the Washington Redskins vs. Philadelphia Eagles game at FedExField on Dec. 15 will be autographed postgame and auctioned off in support of each player's chosen non-profit organization (below). Nearly 35 Redskins players are expected to participate in the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation online auction including Jonathan Allen, Troy Apke, Tony Bergstrom, Landon Collins, Quinton Dunbar, Deshazor Everett, Ereck Flowers Sr., Dwayne Haskins Jr., Cole Holcomb, Matt Ioannidis, Case Keenum, Ryan Kerrigan, Wes Martin, Terry McLaurin, Fabian Moreau, Jimmy Moreland, Morgan Moses, Josh Norman, Daron Payne, Donald Penn, Adrian Peterson, Trey Quinn, Brandon Scherff, Steven Sims Jr., Wendell Smallwood, Nick Sundberg, Montez Sweat and Tress Way.
Dwayne Haskins Jr. and Matt Ioannidis will focus their support on raising awareness for Wolf Trap Animal Rescue, whose mission is to support a life-saving foster, transport and adoption program.
Jonathan Allen will use his cleats to support at-risk youth in Washington, D.C. through Sasha Bruce Youthwork, which helps runaway, homeless, abused and neglected youth. Allen recently unveiled an Innovation Lounge at the Sasha Bruce house and provided a $45,000 donation match for the Sasha Bruce Rapid Response Fund.
Troy Apke will support the American Liver Association, whose mission is to promote education, advocacy, support services and research for the prevention, treatment and cure of liver disease.
Landon Collins and Wendell Smallwood will use their cleats to benefit the Boys and Girls Club, whose mission is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
Quinton Dunbar will use his cleats to support the National Alliance on Mental Illness, which is dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness.
Deshazor Everett will use his cleats to raise awareness for the American Diabetes Association in an effort to support his mother and other family members who have diabetes and the Brem Foundation to raise awareness for breast cancer research and education.
Ereck Flowers Sr. will focus his support on freeing the world from cancer through the American Cancer Society.
Cole Holcomb will use his cleats to support the Thumbs Up Mission whose focus is to battle fear by infusing hope, inspiring laughter and instilling an eternal perspective in families affected by cancer.
Case Keenum will use his cleats to support the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Ryan Kerrigan will support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, whose mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin's disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Kerrigan also hosts a golf tournament every year in conjunction with LLS to raise funds for the cause.
Wes Martin will focus his support on promoting animal rescue through his own Brave Breed Rescue Inc.
Terry McLaurin will use his cleats to raise awareness and support for Youth Entrepreneurs, which is a hands-on, experimental program for educators to help set up students for success in the classroom and in real life.
Fabian Moreau will support the Alzheimer's Association to honor his grandfather who passed away from Alzheimer's.
Jimmy Moreland will use his cleats to raise awareness for Mother's Against Drunk Driving whose mission is to end drunk driving, help fight drugged driving, support the victims of these violent crimes and prevent underage drinking.
Morgan Moses will focus his support on educating youth on health and wellness through the American Dairy Association North East and the Fuel Up to Play 60 campaign.
Daron Payne will focus his support on raising awareness for sickle cell disease by way of the American Sickle Cell Anemia Association, an organization that provides quality and comprehensive services through diagnostic testing, evaluation, counseling and supportive services to individuals and families at risk for sickle cell disease.
Donald Penn will focus his support on helping inner city and low-income youth through his own Donald Penn Foundation.
Adrian Peterson will support his own Adrian & Ashley Peterson Family Foundation to improve quality of life through resources and economic development with a focus specifically on bully prevention programs in schools around the DC Metro area.
Trey Quinn will use his cleats to benefit The Patrick Williamson Memorial Foundation, a non-profit organization established in honor of Patrick Williamson, that works to assist local and national organizations that support Patrick's core values of education, his country and his community. The organization is also specifically set up to assist our service men and women who were wounded in active duty..
Brandon Scherff will support Aiming for a Cure, whose mission is to build upon a foundation of committed people with a great passion to help children and their families that suffer from various forms of cancer.
Steven Sims Jr. and Montez Sweat are both using their cleats to continue to raise awareness for breast cancer research and education by supporting The Brem Foundation, an organization dedicated to educating women about risk factors and screening options and providing access to critical diagnostic tests for uninsured women.
Nick Sundberg, Tress Way and Tony Bergstrom will support the Washington Redskins Charitable Foundation's Loads of Love Program, which helps bring washers and dryers to schools for students experiencing homelessness or an unstable living situation to have laundry completed in school at no cost to them or their families. The goal is to remove a barrier for student attendance and participation in after school programs and sports by providing them a discreet solution to the challenge of having clean clothes.
Redskins players relied on a number of different cleat designers and artists for their custom designs for this year's My Cause, My Cleats campaign, including SolesBySir, Kickasso, Klap City Customs, MacheCustoms and Undefined Arts.
Fans can support the cause that means the most to them while attending the Redskins vs. Eagles game at FedExField on December 15th by purchasing tickets at www.Redskins.com/MyCauseMyCleats. Fans can also place their bids online at https://handbid.app.link/MCMC19. The silent auction is now open and will close on Thursday, Dec. 19 at 3 p.m. Cleats will continue to be added to the auction site throughout the next week. For more information on participating players, visit www.Redskins.com/MyCauseMyCleats.