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Broncos players & personnel to participate in 2021 My Cause My Cleats initiative to raise awareness for causes and nonprofit organizations


ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Nearly 65 Denver Broncos players will participate in this year's My Cause My Cleats initiative to raise awareness for various causes and nonprofit organizations.

In addition, Broncos executives and coaches will take part in the league-wide campaign for the first time since its inception. President & CEO Joe Ellis (Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver), President of Football Operations John Elway (Denver Broncos Charities), General Manager George Paton (Alzheimer's Association), Senior Vice President of Strategy Brittany Bowlen (Alzheimer's Association and Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver) and Head Coach Vic Fangio (Youth and High School Football/Dunmore High School) will all showcase their custom shoes this season.

The My Cause My Cleats initiative was created in 2016 and was designed for NFL players to showcase the charitable cause that is most important to them in front of a national audience. Participating players will have the opportunity to wear custom-designed cleats in support of their chosen cause during Week 13 games.

Broncos players will be able to wear custom cause-related cleats in Sunday's game against Kansas City (11 a.m. MST kickoff). Fans may bid on select game-issued player cleats via the 2021 Denver Broncos My Cause My Cleats Auction from Dec. 8-18, helping players raise funds for their chosen causes.

Please see below for a current list of Broncos players' registered causes for Week 13.

For more information about each player's cause, please click here.

Table inside Article
Executive/Coach Nonprofit organization(s)/Cause(s)
Joe Ellis Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver
John Elway Denver Broncos Charities
George Paton Alzheimer’s Association
Brittany Bowlen Alzheimer’s Association and Boys & Girls Club of Metro Denver
Vic Fangio Youth and High School Football/Dunmore High School
Table inside Article
Player Nonprofit organization(s)/Cause(s)
Agim, McTelvin The National Juvenile Defender Center and Salvation Army Texarkana
Bassey, Essang Easterseals
Beck, Andrew Freedom Service Dogs
Beyer, Shaun The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Bobenmoyer, Jacob American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Bolles, Garett Apraxia Kids and National Center for Learning Disabilities
Boone, Mike American Cancer Society
Bridgewater, Teddy Little Bear Teddy
Browning, Baron Spina Bifida Association
Chubb, Bradley The Chubb Foundation
Cleveland, Tyrie Everytown
Cooper, Jonathon American Heart Association
Crockett, Damarea Alzheimer's Association
Dawson Jr., Duke International Children’s Anophthalmia & Microphthalmia Network (ICAN)
Fant, Noah Open Door Mission
Ford, Mike American Cancer Society
Gafford, Rico The Boys & Girls Club of Central Iowa
Gordon III, Melvin Beyond the Flash Foundation
Griffith, Jonas National Kidney Foundation
Hairston, Nate American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Hamler, KJ American Cancer Society
Harris, Jonathan Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Harris, Shelby The FPIES Foundation
Himmelman, Drew American Cancer Society
Hinton, Kendall Alzheimer's Association
Jackson, Kareem Kareem Jackson Foundation
Jeudy, Jerry Trisomy 18 Foundation
Jewell, Josey Logan's Hope
Johnson, Alexander Alzheimer's Association
Jones, Brett Canadian Cancer Society
Jones, Dre'Mont The National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and American Cancer Society
Lock, Drew Breast Cancer Research Foundation
Locke, P.J. Team Locke Down
Martin, Sam Puppies & Golf
Massie, Bobby Lincoln Hills Cares
McManus, Brandon Project McManus
Meinerz, Quinn Hugs 4 Alaina and Glut1 Deficiency Foundation
Mintze, Andre Vanderbilt Dancing Dores Program
Ojemudia, Michael Covenant House Michigan
Okwuegbunam, Albert UNICEF Nigeria
Patrick, Aaron Air Force Aid Society
Patrick, Tim Sarcoma Foundation of America
Pierson-El, De'Mornay The Epilepsy Foundation
Purcell, Mike Wounded Warrior Project
Reed, Malik Dementia Society Inc. and JED Foundation
Risner, Dalton RisnerUp Foundation and Camp Hope
Robinson, Curtis American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Rypien, Brett American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Saubert, Eric Dogs for Better Lives
Schlottmann, Austin Adam's Angels Ministry and Special Olympics Texas - Brenham
Simmons, Justin Justin Simmons Foundation and Fuel Up to Play 60
Spencer, Diontae United Way of Southeast Louisiana: Hurricane Ida Relief Fund
Spencer, Marquiss American Cancer Society
Stephen, Shamar Boys & Girls Clubs of America
Sterns, Caden Circle of Cancer Care and Prader-Willi Syndrome Association
Strnad, Justin American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Surtain II, Pat Alzheimer's Association
Weatherly, Stephen The Stephen Weatherly Foundation
Williams, DeShawn Littlejohn Community Center
Williams, Javonte American Cancer Society
Young, Kenny Tackle Young Foundation

Flip through photos of dozens of Broncos players' and staff members' custom cleats representing causes close to their hearts for the 2021 My Cause My Cleats campaign.

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