NFL ‘My Cause, My Cleats’ Honors James Ragan & TOKC
NFL My Cause, My Cleats Honors TOKC
The NFL My Cause, My Cleats initiative will honor Triumph Over Kid Cancer and our co-founder, James Ragan, on one of America’s largest stages – Sunday night football. Thomas Morstead, New Orleans Saints punter, has chosen our pediatric cancer foundation as his charitable cause of choice, giving TOKC a national stage to help raise awareness for childhood cancer.
My Cause, My Cleats is an initiative undertaken by the NFL permitting players to show support for charitable causes on the field. In effect, players are able to combine their humanitarian spirit with their love for the game. Each participating player helps create a uniquely designed cleat featuring a charity of their choice. Players will sport their charitable cleats during week 13 of the regular season.
In addition, profile cards and an auction will work hand in hand with the initiative to raise even more awareness and funds for charitable organizations, including Triumph Over Kid Cancer. With the auction, players cleats will be available for bidding with all proceeds going to the player’s selected charity.
Among the 500 players sporting their charitable cleats will be Thomas Morstead, punter for the New Orleans Saints. Morstead has chosen to display Triumph Over Kid Cancer and our co-founder, James Ragan, for his charity of choice this year. The seasoned punter is a huge supporter of TOKC and our mission to improve the lives of children with cancer. In fact, he has worked with us in the past for various events and was recently a guest at our Annual Big Easy Fundraiser.
Just like James, Morstead is committed to improving the lives of others. He is dedicated to continuing James’ legacy, now both on and off the field, which is why TOKC was his charity of choice for this initiative. Morstead believes that, together, we can raise the awareness and funds needed for research into ending childhood cancer.
You can get a close up of Morstead’s charity cleats on Sunday, December 3rd when they take on the Carolina Panthers at 3:25 PM.