The Vikings and Cowboys on Thursday will be the first to show off their custom footwear for “My Cause, My Cleats” week in the NFL.
The league will loosen its grip on uniform policies for the campaign that encourages players to use their cleats as a canvas to help raise awareness for the foundations they support or a cause they stand by.
According to the NFL, more than 500 players plan to participate in the campaign this week and many of them have already started showing off the custom shoes on social media.
The Vikings will have at least 12 players participating: Xavier Rhodes, Kyle Rudolph, Jeff Locke, Brian Robison, Adam Thielen, Anthony Barr, Alex Boone, Chad Greenway, Joe Berger, Eric Kendricks and Captain Munnerlyn.
Details on the players' foundations/cause can be found after this glimpse of what you’ll see Thursday:
Can't wait to wear these cleats tomorrow night made by @mache275 !!! This has become a real passion for me and my family to have the opportunity to form the #reeleminfoundation and be able to give back to a great organization like @k9s4cops which affect the lives of so many people. We will auction these off online at some point as well so keep your eyes open!
Honored to represent my @kidz1stfund and @umnhealth family, which raises awareness and funds for #FanconiAnemia research, on the field this week! �� Please join the fight against #FA and celebrate #GivingTuesday by donating today! #IFightFanconi ����#MyCauseMyCleats Thanks @mache275 @explicit_sports ! @theoneagency www.kids1stfund.com/donate
What the Vikings are supporting:
Xavier Rhodes: Kidz1stFund (raising awareness and funds for #FanconiAnemia research)
Kyle Rudolph: University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital
Jeff Locke: ACES (continuing education)
Brian Robison: The Brian Robison "Reel 'Em In" Foundation (K9s4Cops, providing service canines to our Warriors)
Adam Thielen: Bolder Options (mentoring the youth)
Anthony Barr: Raise the Barr Foundation (supporting single mothers)
Alex Boone: Chris Kyle Frog Foundation (honoring families who serve)
Chad Greenway: Lead the Way Foundation (supporting chronically and critically ill children)
Joe Berger: Bethany Christian Services (supporting adoption)
Eric Kendricks: #Sacks4Kids
Captain Munnerlyn: March 4 Dimes (supporting premature born children)
Everson Griffen: (supporting breast cancer patients)