Since 2016, NFL players get one game each season to express themselves and help bring awareness for something close to their heart with the My Cause, My Cleats campaign. This campaign allows players to wear cleats that would normally violate the league's dress code on gamedays, while also allowing them to promote a charity or foundation that they want to help bring awareness too.
More than 20 Eagles players will be wearing special cleats on Sunday. After the game is over, their cleats will then be put up for auction, with the proceeds going to the charity represented on the cleats. Here is a look at all of the players who are participating this year, along with what charity they will be representing and what their cleats will look like:
•Alex Singleton will represent Special Olympics Southern California. The Special Olympics "provide year-round sports training and competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for children and adults with intellectual disabilities, giving them continuing opportunities to develop physical fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and participate in a sharing of gifts, skills, and friendship with their families, other Special Olympics athletes, and the community." His sister Ashley has down syndrome and has been a participant with the Special Olympics.
•Brandon Graham will represent Detroit's Police Athletic League, which "helps youth find their greatness through athletic, academic, and leadership development programs."
•Jalen Reagor will represent Black Men Heal, which provides "Pro-Bono Quality Therapy for Men of Color by Providers of Color."
•Lane Johnson would have represented the Feherty’s Troops First Foundation, which "works to develop, operate and support wellness, quality of life and event-based initiatives for today’s combat-wounded military personnel."
•Cam Johnston will represent the PSPCA, which helps fund medical care for sick and injured animals in Pennsylvania.
•Zach Ertz will represent his Ertz Family Foundation, whose mission is to "empower others by sharing faith, learning through sports and advancing education to build supportive communities"
•Rodney McLeod will represent the Change Our Future Foundation, which "seeks to empower people through education, advocacy, and awareness in the areas of youth development, healthy lifestyles, and community enrichment."
•T.J. Edwards will represent the Greater Chicago Food Depository, a food bank that works "to bring food, dignity and hope to our Cook County neighbors."
•Jake Elliott will represent STAR, which helps abandoned pets in the Philadelphia area.
•Carson Wentz will represent his Audience of One Foundation, whose purpose is “uplifting individuals and communities around the world by demonstrating God’s love for His people.”
•Vinny Curry will represent both the Vinny Curry's Rush2Victory Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
The mission of Rush2Victory Foundation is "to provide economically-challenged students with a voice of motivation, empowerment, and encouragement so they can achieve academic excellence, develop positive personal skills, and make positive decisions to avoid high-risk behavior."
Big Brothers Big Sisters "enriches, encourages and empowers children to reach their highest potential through safe, one-to-one mentoring relationships."
•Jalen Hurts will represent Alex's Lemonade Stand. ALSF is "changing the lives of children with cancer by funding impactful research, raising awareness, supporting families and empowering everyone to help cure childhood cancer."
•Corey Clement will represent Rock to the Future, which provides free music programs for Philadelphia youth.
•Elijah Riley will represent Planned Parenthood. Their mission is "to provide comprehensive reproductive and complementary health care services in settings which preserve and protect the essential privacy and rights of each individual"
•Marcus Epps will represent Minding Your Mind, whose"primary objective is to provide mental health education to adolescents, teens and young adults, their parents, teachers and school administrators."
•Jamon Brown will represent his Jamon Brown Foundation. The mission of his foundation is "to impact the lives of those struggling with Poverty, Violence, and Youth Homelessness, and to improve upon the Education and Healthy Living issues that are typically prevalent in at risk areas, while influencing others to do the same."
There are some players' cleats that have not been unveiled yet, but we at least know which foundations they will be sporting on Sunday:
•J.J. Arcega-Whiteside will represent the Susan G. Komen Foundation, whose mission is " to save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer."
•Miles Sanders will be wearing cleats for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Western Pennsylvania, Which "activate and advance the potential in every child by doing whatever it takes to ensure they have great futures." Sanders' donation specifically wants to further youth development as well as end gun violence.
•Jason Kelce and Rick Lovato will be wearing cleats for the Eagles Autism Foundation, which raises money for Autism Awareness.
•Cre'Von LeBlanc would have been wearing cleats for the Save a Heart Foundation as well as the Second Chance Program.
Save a Heart "provides research fellowships for international physicians to train in advanced cardiology technologies under guidance of world-renowned physicians. Their research, conducted at prominent Los Angeles, California medical centers, benefits patients in our community, our country and the world."
Second Chance Program is "a specialized program for at-risk youth and those involved with the juvenile justice system."
•Boston Scott will be wearing cleats for the American Neurological Association. The society is "devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them."
•Darius Slay will be wearing cleats for Coastal Outreach Soccer at Big Play Center of Excellence. This center "offers free after school academic support to Coastal Outreach Soccer participants." The Center has 20 Chromebooks to bridge the technology gap for low-to-moderate-income families.