Los Angeles Chargers Players Participate in the My Cause, My Cleats Campaign
By Cameron Buford, whatsgoodinsports.com
We’ve all heard the saying, wear your heart on your sleeve. Instead of wearing their heart on their sleeve, NFL players are wearing their hearts on their feet, in Weeks 14 and 15 of this NFL Season. In support of the My Cause, My Cleats campaign this season, several players will be wearing specially designed cleats promoting off the field causes which are near and dear to their hearts. This article will highlight the multiple Chargers players and the foundations that they have chosen to support.
After meeting Sean Fredella who diagnosed defeated Leukemia three times by the end third grade. Sean was cured after an arduous battle, and many rounds of chemo. Recognizing that only 4% of funding goes to Pediatric Cancer research, Joey felt it necessary to lend his voice to this cause. Very modestly Bosa tells me that, “being a football player, you’re always traveling and you’ll always have opportunities to affect the youth. If their able to have a smile on their face, it put everything in perspective.” As joey takes the field for Morethan4 this next, you can add your donation by clicking on this link https://pledgeit.org/joeybosa-morethan4 additionally you can hear Bosa discuss why the MORE THAN 4initiative is important to him by clicking on the link below. https://youtu.be/DM1V5Dujgfc
Desmond King https://www.autismspeaks.org/
In his own words, Desmond mentioned his “this year, I’ll be supporting Autism. My little brother was diagnosed with Autism. That’s one of the causes I also support in all my years playing football.” His shoes are designed by his brother Devon, as he wants to keep him a part of the process. Desmond’s younger brother was diagnosed with an autism spectrum disorder. A condition that affects brain development and creates challenges with communication, social skills, and behavior. After losing his older brother to gun violence, Desmond took Devon under his wing. “He wanted to keep Devon like Armon kept him.” per his mother. Click on the link below to hear King speak about his purpose himself, https://youtu.be/mKh9sCb_D7E
This Southern California native grew up in Carson, Calif., then attended the University of Southern California where he earned a degree in political science. Drafted by the Los Angeles Chargers is 2018 Uchenna Nwosu was not sure how to respond when he found out his mother was inflicted “by diabetes.” In his own words “I was very sad and confused and didn’t know too much about [the disease]. I didn’t know if she was going to be okay or what was wrong.” By visiting this website you can get more information of the Children Diabetes Foundation https://www.childrensdiabetesfoundation.org/uchenna-nwosu-partners-with-childrens-diabetes-foundation/ additionally, you can hear Nwosu discuss why he chooses this initiative to support by clicking on the link below, https://youtu.be/j4uyPp_dEuw
According to the Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/MarineRaiderFoundation/ The MARSOC Foundation d/b/a Marine Raider Foundation focuses on meeting needs unmet by the government and other organizations. The Foundation’s four main programs are Raider Support; Family Resiliency; Tragedy Assistance and Survivor Support; and Raider Legacy and Preservation. Since standing up in May of 2012, the Foundation has provided over $4 million in support, thanks to donors, fundraisers, and advocates who are committed to the cause and the Raider community it serves. Scott discusses the purpose of his chosen cause to support with me in this link below, https://youtu.be/32UPxNZP3u8
Per their website http://schofieldfamilyfoundation.com/, The mission of the Schofield Family Foundation, Inc. is dedicated to providing funding, support, and awareness to improve the lives of others in our beloved communities. Those include military, first responders, youth sports organizations, families in need and furthering the advancement of education and research. Click on the link below to hear Michael speak about this purpose himself, https://youtu.be/ld3sooFyI_o
There are more than 20 players on the Chargers who have to choose to participate in the My Cause, My Cleats initiative. I hope to gain more feedback from Chargers participants along with player responses later this week. In the meantime, you can visit https://www.nfl.com/mycausemycleats to see what other players around the league have chosen to support.
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