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Cleveland Browns players join NFL's 'My Cause My Cleats" campaign, highlighting charitable causes

In 2020, nearly 1,000 players participated in the campaign, which raised awareness for causes near and dear to hearts of many NFL players.

BEREA, Ohio — *Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report. 

As the Cleveland Browns prepare for their game on Sunday at FirstEnergy Stadium against AFC North opponent the Baltimore Ravens, more than 30 Browns players will wear custom-painted cleats to support causes important to them.

In 2016, the NFL launched the “My Cause My Cleats” campaign as a way for the NFL and players to represent their passions and philanthropic organizations.

In 2020, nearly 1,000 players participated in the campaign, which raised awareness for causes near and dear to hearts of many NFL players.

As a part of the campaign, some of the player's cleats will be available for fans to purchase through NFL Auctions. The proceeds from the auction will directly benefit each player’s identified charity.

The organizations selected by the more than two dozen Browns players represent several causes including education, social justice, healthcare accessibility, youth empowerment, military appreciation and much more.

But the players aren't the only ones in the giving spirit; Managing and Principal Partners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are contributing $5,000 to each organization that the Browns players represent on their cleats.

Cleveland’s Head Coach Kevin Stefanski and alumnus Joe Thomas will also support local organizations in the week 14 matchup.

Check out the list of Browns players participating in the campaign and their selected organizations below: 

  • Joel Bitonio: Disease Awareness/Prevention; American Heart Association
  • Lawrence Cager: Youth Empowerment; Level 82
  • Michael Dunn: Cancer Awareness; Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center-Breast Cancer Program
  • Demetric Felton: Education; Cleveland Browns Foundation’s Stay in the Game, Keep Learning, Every Day! Network
  • Tony Fields II: Kidney Awareness
  • Myles Garrett: Mission of Hope Haiti
  • Jamie Gillan: Community Outreach; Hammer’s Helpers
  • A.J. Green: Community Outreach; Kamp Khalil Legacy
  • Ronnie Harrison Jr: Youth Education; Big Brothers Big Sisters Cleveland
  • Rashard Higgins: Down Syndrome; Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Ohio (formerly the Upside of Downs)
  • Troy Hill: Youth; Star Players Academy
  • Austin Hooper: Children in Foster Care; OhioGuidestone; The Austin Hooper Foundation
  • Kareem Hunt: Social Justice; Build the Bridge
  • Andy Janovich: Military Appreciation; Hunting with Soldiers
  • Case Keenum: Esophageal Cancer & Early Detection; MD Anderson Hospital
  • Jarvis Landry: Cystic Fibrosis; Jarvis Landry Building Winners Foundation
  • Elijah Lee: Autism Awareness; Autism Speaks
  • Baker Mayfield: Boys and Girls Club of America; Folds of Honor
  • Takkarist McKinley: Eco Village Farm Learning Center
  • Herb Miller: Youth Education; Urban Community Connections, Inc.
  • Jovante Moffatt: Youth Empowerment; Moffsview Foundation
  • Nick Mullens: Cancer Awareness; St. Jude Children’s Research
  • Greg Newsome: Social Justice; Build the Bridge
  • David Njoku: Food Relief; Greater Cleveland Foodbank
  • Donovan Peoples-Jones: Sickle Cell 101: American Red Cross
  • Anthony Schwartz: Social Justice; Empowering Youth and Exploring Justice (EYEJ)
  • Malcolm Smith: Systematic Racism; Color of Change Foundation
  • Johnny Stanton: LGBTQI+ Equality in Sports; Athlete Ally
  • Sione Takitaki: Cancer Awareness; ACS Ohio
  • Wyatt Teller: The Lindy Infante Foundation
  • Anthony Walker: Lupus Foundation of America
  • Denzel Ward: Heart Health; Make Them Know Your Name Foundation
  • Mack Wilson: Autism Awareness; Kulture City

Those interested in learning more about the “My Cause My Cleats” campaign can visit www.nfl.com/mycausemycleats.

*Editor's Note: The video in the player above is from a previous report.

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