Dolphins’ Tannehill Spotlights Lifewater for NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats”
Dolphins’ quarterback Ryan Tannehill stepped onto the field at Hard Rock Stadium this Sunday with purpose: defeat their visiting AFC East foes, the New England Patriots, of course, and represent the cause for clean water.
As part of the this year’s “My Cause, My Cleats” campaign, over 800 NFL players have chosen to showcase charitable causes. From mental health to cancer awareness and even clean water, charities across the United States are being recognized on one the nation’s largest platforms.
“My Cause, My Cleats” began in 2016 in an effort to bring charitable causes to light, specifically those close to the heart of NFL players.
Tannehill wore his Lifewater emblazoned cleats on Sunday’s matchup against New England, an instant classic that has been dubbed “The Miami Miracle.”
With seven seconds left in the game, trailing 33-28, Tannehill threw a 14-yard pass to wide receiver Kenny Stills. Stills lateraled to DeVante Parker, who lateraled to running back Kenyan Drake, who scored the game-winning touchdown, beating the Patriots 34-33 (watch the video here).
“We’re excited for Ryan’s success and grateful that he would choose Lifewater as one of his causes!” Lifewater President/CEO Justin Narducci said. “I’m inspired by Ryan’s commitment to give voice to one of the greatest challenges facing families in the far corners of world today: inadequate access to safe water along with poor hygiene and sanitation services.”
My Cause, My Cleats players also have the opportunity to include their cleats in an auction. All proceeds will be donated to charities of each player’s choosing.
“Our players are passionate supporters of many charitable causes and serve as changemakers in their communities,” said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. “We are excited to… work with our players to expand this unique platform.”
Lifewater International is a Christian non-profit organization working to end the global water and sanitation crisis. For over 40 years, Lifewater has served more than 2.5 million people in 40+ countries.
Feature image courtesy of the Miami Dolphins.