Dolphins’ Tannehill Spotlights Lifewater for NFL’s “My Cause, My Cleats”
During the 2018 regular season home game against the New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill stepped onto the field at Hard Rock Stadium with a dual purpose: defeat their AFC East foe and represent the cause for clean water.
With seven seconds left in the game, trailing 33-28, Dolphins quarterback Ryan Tannehill threw a 14-yard pass to a wide receiver who lateraled the ball leading to a game-winning touchdown, beating the Patriots 34-33 (watch the video here).
In preparation for that unforgettable game, Tannehill decided to use his cleats to make a statement. Clean water for all.
“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.”
“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.