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Rams Players Take Their Causes To The Field For Sunday Night Football With My Cause My Cleats Campaign
By Amanda Scurlock
Published December 15, 2018

Visit www.therams.com/community/mycausemycleats for Information About All 30 Players’ Causes

Quarterback Jared Goff (16) and runinning back Malcolm Brown (34) (Robert Torrence/L.A. Sentinel)

On Sunday, December 16, Los Angeles Rams players will showcase their personal causes on-field during the Sunday Night Football matchup against the Philadelphia Eagles at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum as part of the NFL’sMy Cause, My Cleats campaign.

NFL players will again have the chance to share the causes that are important to them from Week 13-15 as part of the league-wide campaign. Now in its third year, the initiative is a culmination of collaborative work between the NFL and players across the league. More than 800 players are planning to showcase their causes on-field from Weeks 13-15.

Below are the 30 Rams players participating in this year’s My Cause, My Cleats campaign and the causes/organizations they support:

 

PLAYER

CAUSE/

ORGANIZATION

DESCRIPTION

Mark Barron

My Brother’s Keeper

Launched by former President Barack Obama to address opportunity gaps faced by people of color and ensure that all young people can reach their full potential.

Austin Blythe

Ed Thomas

Family Foundation

Provides opportunities to young adults through scholarships, maintains facilities, and spreads the message of God’s word.

Michael Brockers

Autism Speaks

Promotes solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support.

Pharoh Cooper

Casa Pacifica

Offers adolescent and family services designed to treat victims of abuse and neglect, substance abuse, homelessness, and other behavioral and mental health issues.

Blake Countess

National Stroke

Association

Provides stroke education and programs to stroke survivors, caregivers, and healthcare professionals.

Aaron

Donald

Huntington’s Disease

Society of America;

 The Leukemia &

Lymphoma Society

Dedicated to improving the lives of everyone affected by Huntington’s disease and provides a seamless connection for help, education and outreach to families; LLS is dedicated to curing leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkins disease and myeloma while improving the quality of life for patients and their families.

Samson Ebukam

GEANCO

Dedicated to saving and transforming the lives of the poor and vulnerable in Africa.

Gerald Everett

American Heart Association

(Blood Pressure)

The nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

Dante

Fowler Jr.

American Cancer Society

(Cancer Awareness)

Funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about prevention.

John

Franklin-Myers

Sarcoma Foundation

of America

Raises money to privately fund grants for sarcoma research and conducts education and advocacy efforts for sarcoma patients.

Jared Goff

California Strong

Organized to help all families affected by the recent devastation throughout California for years to come.

Todd Gurley

First Book (Literacy)

Transforms the lives of children in need by creating equal access to quality education – making everything from brand new, high quality books and educational resources, to sports equipment and more.

Rob

Havenstein

Susan G. Komen

Saves lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Johnny Hekker

Waterboys;

Special Olympics

Unites players and fans from across the NFL to bring life-sustaining well water to East African communities in need; World’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with the mission of transforming lives through the joy of sport.

Tyler Higbee

Special Olympics

World’s largest sports organization for people with intellectual disabilities with the mission of transforming lives through the joy of sport.

Troy Hill

Harold Robinson Foundation

Offers a safe and nurturing environment for our community’s impoverished children by providing funding and resources to create a sense of purpose and accomplishment.

John Johnson

Sunshine Kids

The foundation adds quality of life to children with cancer by providing them with exciting, positive group activities.

Ogbonnia Okoronkwo

Children’s Hospital

Los Angeles

Provides pediatric health care and helps their patients more than 528,000 times each year in a setting designed just for their needs.

JoJo Natson

Everytown for

Gun Safety;

 American Cancer Society

Everytown is a movement of Americans working to end gun violence and build safer communities; ACS funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about prevention.

Marcus Peters

Fam 1st Family Foundation

Focused on the underserved youth and aims to build new generations of innovative thinkers to create solutions for the future of Oakland, CA and the World.

Josh Reynolds

American Cancer Society

(Multiple Myeloma)

Funds and conducts research, shares expert information, supports patients, and spreads the word about prevention in a mission to free the world from cancer.

Nickell

Robey-Coleman

American Heart Association

(Heart Health)

The nation’s oldest and largest voluntary organization dedicated to fighting heart disease and stroke.

Rodger

Saffold

Big Brothers Big Sisters

The nation’s largest donor-and volunteer-supported mentoring network that develops positive relationships between adult volunteers and children in communities across the country.

Tanzel Smart

Club 21

Provides educational tools and resources that enable individuals with Down syndrome to be fully included.

Ndamukong Suh

This Bar Saves Lives

This Bar Saves Lives has a mission to end childhood malnutrition worldwide. The program works with experts in the field who deliver nutrition where it’s needed most, both domestically and abroad.

Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib’s

Motivation Foundation

Encourages kids to pursue their dreams and provides them a blueprint to accomplishing their goals by facilitating college visits, professional Q&A sessions, and counseling.

Mike Thomas

Breaking Boundaries

Foundation

Empowers student-athletes of all ages and gives them a platform to showcase their academic and athletic success. Creates opportunities for athletic exposure, academic success and molds leaders in our society.

Ethan Westbrooks

Watts Bears

Youth football program coached by LAPD officers that works to positively change the minds of youth by challenging, guiding and teaching all their student-athletes to be positive leaders, not only in Watts, CA, but around the world.

Andrew

Whitworth

MVP: Merging

Vets & Players

Program designed to address the challenges that combat veterans and professional athletes face when transitioning towards a new mission in their civilian life.

Robert Woods

Make-A-Wish

Works to grant the wish of every child diagnosed with a critical illness.

 

On Wednesday, December 12, the Rams revealed the customized cleats for the first time. Video of the Rams players catching their first glimpse of their cleats can be viewed here:www.therams.com/community/mycausemycleats

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