Reigning National League MVP and World Series hero Kris Bryant recently shined a light on spinal cord research by having three respected Chicago street artists design three pairs of Adidas baseball cleats for him to wear during “Players Weekend,” a holiday Major League Baseball celebrated Aug. 25-27, 2017 to allow players to customize what they wear in games.
Those three pairs of cleats are being auctioned to support Wings for Life, a non-profit organization, which funds spinal cord research. Each pair was autographed by the artist and an official Major League Baseball hologram sticker is on the back of each cleat as the certificate of authenticity. Bryant wore one pair per day, against the Philadelphia Phillies, over a three-day weekend, and each pair had a theme of “Wings” to raise awareness for spinal cord injury. Each pair also celebrated one of the three cities that have given Kris Bryant his wings in life - Las Vegas, San Diego and Chicago.
Spinal Cord Injury is near to Bryant because he is friends with Cory Hahn, a former All-American high school baseball player was paralyzed sliding into 2nd base in 2011 while a freshman at Arizona State University.
Check out each pair of cleats below and help support spinal cord injury research. Learn more at: wingsforlife.com/kbcleats