Sunday Night Take A Look At The Cleats The Bears Will Be Wearing
This Sunday night when the Bears take the field you need to check out the snazzy looking cleats they'll be wearing.
The Bears will be sporting these custom designed shoes for the "My Cause, My Cleats" campaign.
It's their hope to raise awareness for the charities of their choosing that are in Chicago and others that support causes nationwide.
A local artist, Marvin Baroota of Des Palines created the customized cleats. (ABC7)
"Thirty-two Bears players each picked a charity to highlight with their cleats. Choices ranged from the Red Cross to the Chicago Housing Authority."
According to Baroota he designed 29 pairs of cleats for the players. He said that "he sacrificed sleep as he focused on creating [them]."
Sometimes he only got about 3 hours of sleep, but said that "it was well worth the effort and describes it as a labor of love...I love football, like I said, and I love art, and I combine them and this is what I get."
By the way the cleat's will be auctioned off after the game on Sunday, with the proceeds going to the charities that each player chose.
Honestly, I think it's a great idea. It definitely is a way to spark conversation on what their shoes represents, why they chose it and maybe how you could help support the cause.
Overall, Christmas is the season of giving and bringing charities that rely on public support (monetary or material) to be front and center is a good idea.