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Broncos reveal 2018 My Cause My Cleats cause selections and the inspirations behind them

Flip through photos of the unique custom cleats made for Broncos players and the causes they represent for this year's My Cause My Cleats campaign.

Keishawn Bierria: American Cancer Society

Garett Bolles: National Center for Learning Disabilities / GB3 Foundation

"I grew up with a learning disability and have been able to overcome it to get where I am at today. I want to inspire others to do the same."

Bradley Chubb: Chubb Foundation

"I believe to whom much is given, much is required. With that being said, I was blessed to grow up in an environment that was conducive to my goal of getting a college education and playing in the NFL. A lot of kids in my surrounding community of Atlanta aren't afforded that same upbringing. My foundation is a way for me to activate the potential in these youth to be better off in their futures."

River Cracraft: Hilinski's Hope

"My college teammate, QB Tyler Hilinski, was one of the happiest guys I knew, nobody would have ever thought he battled depression or struggled. He died by suicide this past year and I want to honor him and his family, and help raise awareness about mental health."

River Cracraft's cleats for Hilinski's Hope
River Cracraft's cleats for Hilinski's Hope

Todd Davis: A-Plus Living Foundation

"I grew up as an underprivileged youth so it's my responsibility to give back to my community."

Troy Fumagalli: Alzheimer's Association

"My family has a history with Alzheimer's disease, which is why I want to raise awareness and support those affected by Alzheimer's."

Max Garcia: International Justice Mission

"I was able to travel to the Dominican Republic with IJM and see firsthand the impact they have and the issues faced by people in those communities. I want to raise awareness and help make a difference working with IJM."

Adam Gotsis: Enduring Hearts / Around the Campfire

"Multiple friends are involved with heart disease and want to help raise money and awareness, and | want to help raise awareness for equality in indigenous Australians."

DaeSean Hamilton: Susan G. Komen

Chris Harris Jr.: Chris Harris Jr. Foundation / Mentor Colorado

"My foundation has always supported underdogs by providing unique opportunities so they can more adequately achieve their goals. I partnered with Denver's mayor and Mentor Colorado to increase opportunities for youth in our communities to find positive role models and mentors."

Chris Harris Jr.'s cleats for the Chris Harris Jr. Foundation and Mentor Colorado
Chris Harris Jr.'s cleats for the Chris Harris Jr. Foundation and Mentor Colorado

Shelby Harris: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

"My great-aunt passed away from breast cancer."

Jeff Heuerman: Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy

"I have a close friend who has been affected by Muscular Dystrophy."

Andy Janovich: Hunting with Soldiers

"Hunting with Soldiers combines my passions for hunting and military support and outreach into one experience."

Josey Jewell: Logan's Hope (Duchenne muscular dystrophy)

"I met Logan while I was at Iowa and was inspired by him and his courage. I supported him with his 4K run and can't wait to support him and raise awareness about Duchenne muscular dystrophy this season."

Alexander Johnson: Alzheimer's Association

"My grandma passed away with dementia."

Joe Jones: Children's Miracle Network

"My brothers-in-law were both diagnosed with pediatric cancer, which is why I dedicate a lot of my time to visiting patients and their families at Children's Hospital. I love kids!"

Joe Jones' cleats for Children's Miracle Network
Joe Jones' cleats for Children's Miracle Network

Sam Jones: Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation

Case Keenum: Fellowship of Christian Athletes

"FCA is a big part of my story. Many athletes before me were role models. I am where I am today because of the influence of those athletes."

Zach Kerr: Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research

"My mom was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis a number of years ago and last year I was named a spokesperson for the Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research and want to raise awareness about the disease and support those affected by it."

Casey Kreiter: Gamers Outreach

"It ties in everything I feel strongly about."

Brendan Langley: Ehlers-Danlos Society

"My lifelong friend Shayla is an Ehlers-Danlos patient and I see her everyday struggles, and they should no longer be overlooked!"

Ron Leary: Ron Leary REACH Foundation

Phillip Lindsay: Urban Peak

"I love my community and I want to help kids get off the street."

Phillip Lindsay's cleats for Urban Peak
Phillip Lindsay's cleats for Urban Peak

Brandon Marshall: Williams-Marshall Cares Program / FEEL Movement

Von Miller: Von's Vision

"I grew up wearing eyeglasses, so it is important for me to give the give of sight to kids in need."

Brian Parker: Susan G. Komen

"After two of my closest family members have battled breast cancer — my mom, and my mom's mom — I would like to help in any way other families who are dealing with breast cancer."

Will Parks: Philadelphia CeaseFire

"I have lost numerous friends and family to violence in different categories. Gun violence, however, is still at an all-time high and I need it to change. Robberies are high. All types of murders — for no reason, in a lot of cases. All over around the world there is violence."

Tim Patrick: Knights of Heroes Foundation

"I have personal connections to the military and want to provide support to military families and thank them for their service and sacrifices."

Domata Peko Sr.: The Domata and Anna Medical Center of Hope

"I have a heart for all people, want to help them achieve their goals and provide care to those in need."

Shane Ray: Rays Awareness Foundation

"Through Shane's Shoes, a program of my Rays Awareness Foundation, I've been able to work with Denver Rescue Mission and other nonprofits to provide shoes and cleats to kids who can't afford them. Rays Awareness Foundation has expanded to include giving playground supplies and backpacks to the kids at the mission. My single-mom upbringing and growing up with very little made me realize how much cleats and big sizes of shoes are for parents."


Bradley Roby: Oxfam

Emmanuel Sanders: Emmanuel Sanders Foundation

"I want to help kids who are going through the same situation that I did when I was growing up. There were people in my life who gave me the resources to play sports, got me tutor and provided the basic necessities and I am forever grateful for those people in my life. With my foundation, I want to do the same for these kids — to be a mentor to them and teach them about important life fundamentals."

Austin Schlottmann: Special Olympics

"I have volunteered with Special Olympics since I was in high school and have remained involved because I enjoy interacting with the athletes and am inspired by them."

Justin Simmons: Fuel Up to PLAY 60

"I believe that physical fitness and nutrition is important to learn, especially at a young age. Establishing those habits early is what has helped me become a professional athlete, and I want to encourage kids to live active and healthy lifestyles instead of staying inside and being sedentary."

Darian Stewart: Stewart Standouts Foundation

"I want to support and encourage the youth with events and scholarships for academic and athletic pursuits, extracurricular activities and many other professional endeavors that are desirable and beneficial, but otherwise unaffordable to underprivileged youth."

Courtland Sutton: Boys & Girls Clubs of America

"I grew up going to the Boys & Girls Club, and I know how impactful the club can be in youth."

Dymonte Thomas: CHARGE Syndrome Foundation

"I met two families with children with CHARGE Syndrome and wanted to support the kids and families and raise awareness for the illness. I promised the families I would help them and will be dedicating My Cause My Cleats to do so."

Jared Veldheer: Van Andel Institute

DeMarcus Walker: Children's Hospital Colorado (speech impediment and stuttering)

"I grew up with a stutter and spend time helping young kids who suffer with the same [speech impediment]. Stutters can lead to frustration and being bullied, and I want to raise awareness for the severity of it."

Isaac Yiadom: Pencils of Promise

"My family is from Ghana and so I would like to help bring awareness and do anything I can to help build more schools and opportunities for childhood education."

After weeks of waiting, Broncos players finally got to see their custom cleats for the 2018 My Cause My Cleats campaign.

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