Eagles wear custom cleats to support charitable causes close to home

Sunday, December 3, 2017
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Eagles wear custom cleats to support charitable causes close to home. Jeff Skversky reports during Action News at 10 a.m. on December 3, 2017.

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) -- When the Eagles lace up their cleats Sunday night in Seattle, they will be putting their best foot forward on and off the field.

Sporting custom cleats, players from Carson Wentz to Chris Long to Brandon Graham are raising awareness for charitable causes that hit close to home.

Eagles Receiver Torrey Smith is among the more than 800 players league-wide taking part in the "My Cleats, My Cause" campaign. He's digging his heels into multiple causes.

"For me, the message behind sexual assault has always been a big deal to me because I witnessed that with my mother growing up, and I know our responsibility as men. Often times men don't speak up when things like this happen, so I have to make sure I'm doing my part," says Smith.

Not only will the Eagles raise awareness with these cleats, but they can also raise money. After the Seattle game, the Eagles will be auctioning off the cleats on NFL.com, where 100-percent of the proceeds will go to the charity of the player's choice.

Going toe-to-toe with the Seahawks is yet another step in the right direction to helping others.


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