Kicks with a Cause: Raiders lacing up for annual My Cause My Cleats campaign


When the Raiders run out onto the field at Allegiant Stadium next Sunday, many of them won't be sporting their usual cleats.

Instead, players will be wearing cleats with unique designs based on charities and nonprofits important to them.

Derek Carr will again honor youth and health wellness, a cause close to his heart after his son's life was saved through emergency surgery at a children's hospital back in 2013.

Maxx Crosby, a big animal advocate, will feature Stand Up For Pits on his cleats, a nonprofit that is dedication to educating people about pit bulls and ending discrimination against the breed.

Ten Raiders have chosen to raise awareness for cancer charities, including Andre James, whose father passed away from testicular cancer in 2018, and Brandon Bolden, who is a cancer survivor himself.

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Started in 2016, My Cause My Cleats is a league-wide initiative that allows players to champion causes important to them with custom designed cleats.

After the game, players have the option to donate their cleats to NFL Auction where fans can bid to win the cleats, with 100% of proceeds from sales go each player's respective cause.

Below is a full list of players and their cause/organization of choice. For more information on each cause, click here.

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Brandon BoldenCancer AwarenessAmerican Cancer Society
Matthew ButlerAutism Awareness
Daniel CarlsonPediatric Cancer AwarenessA-Team Ministries
Derek CarrYouth Health and WellnessValley Children's Healthcare
AJ ColeSocial JusticeThe Kenya Project
Lester Cotton Sr.Cancer Awareness
Maxx CrosbyAnimal JusticeStand Up for Pits Foundation
Divine DeabloAutismOrganization of Autism Research
Jermaine EluemunorCommunity OutreachMission of Hope
Nate HobbsIntellectual Disabilities
Mack HollinsCancer AwarenessThumbs Up Mission
Andre JamesCancer AwarenessAmerican Cancer Society
Jakob JohnsonYouth EducationUp Next International
Malcolm KoonceYouth Health and Wellness
Luke MastersonEnvironmental ConservationCaptains for Clean Water
Kolton MillerChildren's CraniofacialChildren's Craniofacial Association
Foster MoreauAmyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) ResearchNo White Flags
Thayer Munford Jr.Anti-bullying and Youth EducationCincinnati Youth Collaborative
Denzel PerrymanAutism Awareness
Hunter RenfrowCancer AwarenessDabo Swinney's All In Foundation
Amik RobertsonCancer AwarenessAmerican Cancer Society
Trent SiegMiscarriage and StillbirthThe Fletcher Foundation
Jarrett StidhamChildhood CancerNEGU – Never Ever Give Up
Roderic Teamer Jr.Epilepsy AwarenessProject Purple Butterfly
DJ TurnerCancer Awareness
Kendal VickersSuicide Prevention/Mental HealthThe Defensive Line Foundation
Darren WallerMilitary Appreciation/SupportUSAA

View the custom cleats Raiders players will be wearing for the NFL's 2022 My Cause My Cleats campaign.

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