BRAINTREE, Mass., Dec. 1, 2023 – Good Sports is thrilled to announce its partnership with New York Jets standout linebacker, Jermaine Johnson II, for the NFL’s 2023 My Cause My Cleats initiative. Each season, NFL players reveal their passions beyond the game and wear their hearts on their feet through My Cause My Cleats in the Week 13 game. Players have the opportunity to honor a cause that is important to them and represent the organization on custom designed cleats.
Good Sports, a national non-profit based in Boston, helps drive equitable access in youth sports and physical activity by supporting children in high-need communities to achieve their greatest potential, on the field and in life. By donating brand new sports equipment, apparel, and footwear, Good Sports can support youth-serving programs to not only help give kids the opportunity to play, but also give them the life skills and experiences they need to be successful in the future.
“We couldn’t be happier to have Jermaine representing Good Sports for this year’s My Cause My Cleats. To have a young player who wants to give back and support kids in sports is impactful not only to our organization, but to the thousands of kids and fans who look up to him. It provides kids with a role model and the motivation to stay in the game and do good off the field, too.” said Christy Keswick, President and Co-Founder of Good Sports.
Johnson, who will be wearing his custom Good Sports cleats on Dec. 3 at home against the Atlanta Falcons, has had an impressive start to the season. In just eight games, he has had 26 tackles, 6 for loss, and 4.5 sacks. While his stats on the field are nothing short of impressive, it’s what the young linebacker wants to do off the field is even more impactful.
Good Sports recently celebrated its 20th anniversary this past November. What started as a 500-basketball donation to youth sports in the Boston area in 2003, has turned into over $100 million is sports gear donations to youth-serving programs around the country. To learn more about the work that Good Sports does and the programs they support, visit www.goodsports.org.
For more information about My Cause My Cleats, please visit https://www.nfl.com/causes/my-cause-my-cleats/ .