National Football League #MyCauseMyCleats Campaign to Include Veteran Service Organization The Travis Manion Foundation

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NFL #MyCauseMyCleats to include VSO, the Travis Manion Foundation

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During Week 13 of the NFL season, there will be a little more style to it as NFL players all across the league will be permitted to wear custom cleats during the games. According to the NFL, more than 500 players will be participating in this cause. The reason for the new custom cleats is for players to bring awareness to a specific charity of their choosing. #MyCauseMyCleats has been the popular hashtag going around Twitter and other social media sites to promote the charitable endeavor.

New England Patriot’s long snapper, Joe Cardona will be supporting the Travis Manion Foundation during their game against the Los Angeles Rams this Sunday, December 4th for his #MyCauseMyCleats campaign. Cardona is a 2015 graduate from the U.S. Naval Academy and is also an officer of the U.S. Navy. He is the only active NFL player who is also an active member of the United States Armed Forces. The Travis Manion Foundation, whose mission is to empower veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations, was the most fitting charity for this Navy graduate.

The benefit of the NFL’s #MyCauseMyCleats campaign is to allow players to earn money for their respective charities by auctioning off their cleats through NFL auction. All proceeds will go back to their chosen charity.

About Travis Manion Foundation:
The Travis Manion Foundation (TMF) is a qualified 501(c)3, that empowers veterans and families of fallen heroes to develop character in future generations. In 2007, 1stLt Travis Manion (USMC) was killed in Iraq while saving his wounded teammates. Today, Travis' legacy lives on in the words he spoke before leaving for his final deployment, "If Not Me, Then Who..."
Guided by this mantra, veterans continue their service, develop strong relationships with their communities, and thrive in their post-military lives. As a result, communities prosper and the character of our nation's heroes live on in the next generation.

Media Contact: Derrick Morgan, Travis Manion Foundation (267) 987-1588 - Derrick(at)travismanion(dot)org
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What: #MyCauseMyCleats – New England Patriots Long Snapper will wear custom Travis Manion Foundation cleats during the NFL Week 13 game vs the Los Angeles Rams at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, MA, as part of the #MyCauseMyCleats campaign.

When: Sunday, December 4th, 2016 at 1pm EST

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