During the first weekend of December, professional football players wore their hearts on their shoes, supporting their favorite charities and organizations through the National Football League’s sixth annual “My Cause My Cleats” campaign. Many supported diabetes organizations such as the American Diabetes Association, JDRF, and other related causes.
As part of the annual initiative, athletes work with artists to create custom cleats to represent a cause. The league auctions off the cleats and gives 100% of the funds donated to the charities they represent, a release from the National Football League said.
The slideshow here features a handful of the football players who supported diabetes organizations this year.
Learn more about why Carter chose to support JDRF on Twitter.
Read an exclusive interview with him in our Winter issue, on sale now.
Learn more about “My Cause My Cleats,” and see all of the players participating and the causes they support, here.
Read “ESPN’s Adam Schefter on His Wife and Type 1 Diabetes” and “Mike Golic and Type 2 Diabetes” for more football-related content.