During today’s game against the Minnesota Vikings, several Falcons players will be representing causes and charities of their choosing on their cleats.
For the second straight season, the NFL's My Cause My Cleats initiative allows players to wear custom designed cleats to raise awareness during Week 13.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones will wear cleats supporting the International Justice Mission.
“It’s abused and abandoned kids,” Jones said. “It’s horrible. There are a lot of kids that are brought into this world and then people abandon them and abused them. For me, it touches my heart.”
Falcons coach Dan Quinn is supporting Tragedy Assistance Programs for Survivors. TAPS offers care to all those grieving the loss of a military loved one.
Matt Ryan is representing Children's Healthcare of Atlanta and its adolescent cancer and blood disorder centers. Children's cares for more than half a million children and teens every year.
Vic Beasley Jr. is representing the Rally Foundation in support of childhood cancer research. The Rally Foundation empowers volunteers across the country to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research to find better treatments with fewer long-term side effects and, ultimately, cures.
De'Vondre Campbell is representing the American Cancer Society and honoring his mother, who had breast cancer when he was a child.