Seattle Seahawks My Cause, My Cleats

My Cause, My Cleats

"My Cause, My Cleats" allows players to wear customized cleats designed in collaboration with artists that reflect their commitment to charitable causes.

Seahawks Unbox Their 2021 My Cause My Cleats

Seattle Seahawks players, along with coach Pete Carroll, get their first look at the cleats they'll be wearing during Sunday's My Cause My Cleats game vs. the San Francisco 49ers on December 5, 2021. A total of 35 players, coaches and staff will participate, supporting organizations important to them. Read more: https://shwks.com/7rezbr

Cody Barton - Dignified Housing Support

Cody Barton - Dignified Housing Support

Paradigm Foundation is a faith-based nonprofit launched in 2014 which strives to address the physical needs of the ultra poor - those who lack the basic necessity of shelter. Our initial efforts to increase dignified living were focused in the Dominican Republic, with the goal to build homes around the world.

Artist: Sean Vergara

Nick Bellore - Accessible Education

Nick Bellore - Accessible Education

Located in the Dominican Republic, 3 Mariposas Montessori school makes education accessible to families who are ready for change. Our Montessori trained teachers provide children aged 1-10 an exemplary education in a genuinely diverse environment.

Artist: Sean Vergara

Marquise Blair - Supporting Underserved Youth

Marquise Blair - Supporting Underserved Youth

The Youth Achievement Center is an upcoming project in South Seattle with supportive housing, services, and community space - designed by and for young people.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Jordyn Brooks - Supporting Underserved Youth

Jordyn Brooks - Supporting Underserved Youth

The Youth Achievement Center is an upcoming project in South Seattle with supportive housing, services, and community space - designed by and for young people.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Chris Carson - Youth Empowerment

Chris Carson - Youth Empowerment

We fight relentlessly to make sure there's no such thing as "out of options" and to make sure kids who "didn't have a chance" can have the childhoods they deserve. At Seattle Children’s, we're united by a compelling mission: We provide hope, care and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

L.J. Collier - Pancreatic Cancer

L.J. Collier - Pancreatic Cancer

PanCAN’s vision is to create a world in which all patients with pancreatic cancer will thrive.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Alex Collins - Adversity Empowerment

Alex Collins - Adversity Empowerment

Adversity Killers inspires people to attack adversity head on and overcome any obstacle that life presents.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

DeeJay Dallas - Social Justice - Black Youth

DeeJay Dallas - Social Justice - Black Youth

The mission of Justice for Black Girls is to expand global knowledge of how US-based systems of power respond to and perpetuate the abuse of Black girls in schools, in prisons and in protest.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Will Dissly - Ocean Cleanup

Will Dissly - Ocean Cleanup

4ocean was founded on the belief that business can be a force for good and that the single actions of individual people, collectively, have the power to change the world. As both a public corporation and certified B Corp, we're committed to ending the ocean plastic crisis.

Artist: Sean Vergara

Carlos Dunlap II - Youth Empowerment

Carlos Dunlap II - Youth Empowerment

The Carlos Dunlap Foundation's mission is the bridge the gap between post-high school life and career-ready resources. Thus, allowing more athletes and underserved youth to pursue educational and entrepreneurial aspirations with less barriers.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Gerald Everett - Community Resources

Gerald Everett - Community Resources

The Gerald Everett Foundation's mission is to bind stronger resources into the communities that are easily accessible to people that truly need them. To also bring better change in coexistence in our society's and our communities.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Poona Ford - Breast Cancer

Poona Ford - Breast Cancer

One of the National Breast Cancer Foundation's top priorities is educating women on what they can do to be proactive with their breast health. Knowledge and early detection saves lives.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Stone Forsythe - Stroke Survivor Support

Stone Forsythe - Stroke Survivor Support

Founded in 2019, the YESS Foundation's mission is to champion and empower Young Stroke Survivors and their families on the journey to reclaim a fulfilling life.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Kyle Fuller - Black Mental Health Empowerment

Kyle Fuller - Black Mental Health Empowerment

Black Emotional and Mental Health (BEAM) Collective's mission is to remove the barriers that Black people experience getting access to or staying connected with emotional health care and healing. We do this through education, training, advocacy and the creative arts.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Penny Hart - Educational Equity

Penny Hart - Educational Equity

Read & Write ATL is impacting local youth in ATL, GA by donating books and empowering kids to increase literacy and encourage reading.

Artist: Sean Vergara

Gabe Jackson - Mental Health

Gabe Jackson - Mental Health

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) provides advocacy, education, support and public awareness so that all individuals and families affected by mental illness can build better lives.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Sidney Jones IV - Mental Health

Sidney Jones IV - Mental Health

Mental Health America's (MHA) work is driven by its commitment to promote mental health as a critical part of overall wellness, including prevention services for all; early identification and intervention for those at risk; integrated care, services, and supports for those who need them; with recovery as the goal.

Artist: Sean Vergara

Damien Lewis - Substance Abuse Support

Damien Lewis - Substance Abuse Support

His Steps Ministries, Inc. wants to bring true and permanent change to the lives of substance abusers through the gospel of Jesus Christ, the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit, and the sufficient resources of God's Word.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Tyler Lockett - Inclusive Park (Parks & Rec)

Tulsa's Riverfront Park Gathering Place aims to serve as a cornerstone for our vibrant community while improving social, economic and environmental sustainability in Tulsa.

DK Metcalf - Restorative Justice Through Faith

Founded in 1976, Prison Fellowship exists to serve all those affected by crime and incarceration and to see lives and communities restored in and out of prison—one transformed life at a time.

Bryan Mone - Disability Support

Bryan Mone - Disability Support

Choice Supports have supported individuals with developmental disabilities & related conditions since 1997. The company places a premium on ensuring the rights & safety of people by coordinating support services to address specific needs & goals of the individual.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Colby Parkinson - Youth Food Support

Colby Parkinson - Youth Food Support

Children's Hunger Fund has worked in the US and around the world to elevate the local church, equipping and positioning church leaders and volunteers to reach suffering children and families in their communities by delivering food and hope found in the gospel of Christ.

Artist: Sean Vergara

D.J. Reed - Curing MS

D.J. Reed - Curing MS

The National Multiple Sclerosis Society's goal is to cure MS while empowering people affected by MS to live their best lives.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Alton Robinson - Random Acts of Kindness

Alton Robinson - Random Acts of Kindness

The Pay It Forward Foundation was established in 2000, as a catalyst to inspire growth for the Pay It Forward philosophy, acts of kindness among strangers, generating a ripple effect from one person to the next, one community to the next.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Brandon Shell - Stuttering Empowerment

Brandon Shell - Stuttering Empowerment

The National Stuttering Association (NSA) is the largest non-profit organization in the world dedicated to bringing hope and empowerment to children and adults who stutter, their families, and professionals, through support, education, advocacy, and research. Our vision is to build on our position as the preeminent organization for supporting people who stutter.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Geno Smith - Heroes Charity

Geno Smith - Heroes Charity

The 7 Sunday Heroes Foundation works with the most dedicated and charitable people to help provide the support and resources our local heroes need to lead.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Freddie Swain - Alzheimers

Freddie Swain - Alzheimers

The Alzheimer's Association leads the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia — by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Darrell Taylor - Breast Cancer

Darrell Taylor - Breast Cancer

The National Breast Cancer Foundation provides help and inspire hope to those affected by breast cancer through early detection, education, and support services.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Russell Wilson - Youth Empowerment

Russell Wilson - Youth Empowerment

Why Not You Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to fighting poverty through education, empowering youth to lead with a why not you attitude.

Artist: Stevie Shao

Al Woods - Social Justice

Al Woods - Social Justice

Community Change is a national organization that builds the power of low-income people, especially people of color, to fight for a society where everyone can thrive.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Pete Carroll - Social Justice Youth Reform

Pete Carroll - Social Justice Youth Reform

Choose 180 transforms systems of injustice and supports the young people who are too often impacted by these systems.

Artist: Mohammed Gafar

John Schneider - Autism

John Schneider - Autism

Ben's Fund was established in honor of their son Ben, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of 3. The intent of Ben's Fund, in partnership with Seattle Foundation, is to provide financial support and guidance to children and young adults in the state of Washington who have autism.

Artist: Marcus "Cus" Williams

Walter Jones - Autism/Military

Walter Jones - Autism/Military

Ben's Fund was established in honor of John and Traci Schneider's son who was diagnosed with autism at the age of three and, in partnership with the Seattle Foundation, is intended to provide financial support and guidance to children and young adults in the state of Washington who have autism.

Artists: Ben Schneider & Sean Vergera

Blitz - Youth Empowerment

Blitz - Youth Empowerment

Kicks4Kids' goal is to donate shoes to kids in need

Artist: Brad Torf

Seahawks Dancers - Domestic Violence

Seahawks Dancers - Domestic Violence

Broadview Domestic Violence Shelter, a trauma-informed care model, provides case management, children's programs, domestic violence and addictions support groups, parenting classes and housing search assistance.

Artist: Jalanda Marie

This Year's Artists

Mohammed Gafar

Mohammed Gafar

Maryland based artist Mohammed Gafar is the artist behind Coach Carroll's pair of colorfully customized Nike Monarchs-highlighting the Washington based non-profit organization Choose 180 which engage young people in critical moments and empowers them to make positive changes in their lives. 

Mohammed has been practicing numerous forms of art and has been concentrating on the customization of footwear now for almost 7 years. He has worked with companies such as Under Armour, numerous NFL teams and players, NBA players and many other athletes throughout multiple sport arenas. 

He's had his work featured on large stages such as the Super Bowl, Olympics, NFL games and many more. He works alongside his business partner David Zambrano also known as DezCustomz in which the two have been bringing 'artistic life' to shoes during these past years.

Jalanda Marie

Jalanda Marie

Jalanda was born and raised in south Florida, where her artistry and creativity flourished from a young age. 

After studying art and design at Parsons in New York City, this former military spouse found herself living in Tennessee, seeking how her passions for design and entertainment could both be fulfilled. 

After owning a boutique in downtown Nashville, she discovered NFL cheerleading could be the perfect match. Two seasons with the Tennessee Titans allowed her to fulfill her passion for dance and entertainment, but also showcase her talents in costume and swimsuit design. 

The next military move brought her to Seattle, where she joined the Seattle Seahawks Sea Gals. Her creativity in swimsuit design shined through in various swimsuit calendars, which caught the attention of Nordstrom, where she currently works today as a designer for their private label brands. 

Jalanda enjoys projects of all kinds, from sewing and painting, to home improvement and interior decorating. She has recently found her way back home and continues to work and create in South Florida.

Brad Torf

Brad Torf

Brad is based in Chicago and started designing shoes in 2012. He brought his passion for shoes and art together which opened many doors to local, national and international clientele. From kids to adults, celebrities to athletes (and mascots), to charities and fundraisers, Brad's body of work is quite diverse. Balancing family, work and art continues to drive his passion to create every day.

Sean Vergara

Sean Vergara

Sean is a visual artist located in Seattle, Washington. He works in many different media, with heavy focuses in painting, drawing, illustration, and design. Utilizing and altering the basic elements of visual art, he explores the dynamic compositions and forms that can be achieved within two and three dimensional works. Pulling from his experience in sports and the arts, he aims to merge visual cues from a variety of cultural sources, such as photography, fashion, architecture, and design, to create pieces that tell unique visual stories.

Marcus "Cus" Williams

Marcus "Cus" Williams

Marcus "Cus" Williams is a self taught Seattle born and raised artist. Bright colors, character drawings and graffiti were all big influences throughout his life. Cus has been working as a fully independent artist for 12 years. Six years of that time he has also worked with the Seattle Seahawks and in the My Cause My Cleats tradition. 

First pair of cleats were with Cliff Avril and his Cliff Avril Family Foundation in which the cause focuses on diabetes. Through the seasons he was able to work with players such as Michael Bennett, Frank Clark, and Russell Wilson's "Why Not Us" nonprofit foundation. Now resides in Nevada Las Vegas, but will always represent for hit hometown and team. Go Hawks!

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