Panthers players will honor meaningful causes on cleats 

Derrick Brown

When the Panthers host the Broncos on Sunday, several players will wear custom cleats to honor and raise awareness for different issues that are important to them.

The annual NFL initiative, My Cause My Cleats, promotes league-wide action and engagement from players and fans with worthy causes and organizations that have meaningful connections to players and coaches.

Players do that by wearing custom-designed cleats for one game every season and using their platform to deliver their messages.

Here are the causes Panthers' players will be advocating for this season:

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Robby AndersonSingle Moms
Derrick BrownMilitary AppreciationUSAA
Dennis DaleySocial JusticeColor of Change
Corn ElderSocial JusticeCity Year
Myles HartsfieldDiabetes
Tyler LarsenAutism AwarenessThe Autism Community in Action (TACA)
Christian McCaffreyMilitary AppreciationChristian McCaffrey Foundation
Aaron MonteiroAddiction RecoveryCommunity Matters Cafe
Russell OkungChildren's HealthChildren's Health Defense
Troy Pride Jr.Civil LibertiesACLU
Michael SchofieldCancerSchofield Family Foundation
Ian ThomasAutism, Domestic ViolenceAutism Charlotte, KayDay Foundation
Shaq ThompsonDental HealthThompson Legacy Fund
Colin ThompsonAthletes Helping Athletes
Tahir WhiteheadRecreation and EducationTraining Recreation Education Center
Brandon ZylstraSocial InjusticeOne Love

This season, a number of players partnered with Charlotte is Creative, collaborating with a number of the local artists who painted the Black Lives Matter mural in Uptown Charlotte. These artists created their own artistic renditions of the cause for Panthers' players on their cleats.

They included Chad Cartwright (Tyler Larsen), DeNeer Davis (Michael Schofield, Brandon Zylstra), Lo'Vonia Parks (Corn Elder), Marcus Kiser (Aaron Monteiro), Frankie Zombie (Tahir Whitehead) and Destiny Wilson (Colin Thompson).

View some of the Panthers specially-designed cleats for this season's My Cause My Cleats initiative.

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