Kris Bryant auctions off his cleats
Kris Bryant is shining a light on spinal cord research by having three respected Chicago artists design three pairs of Adidas baseball cleats for him to wear during “Players Weekend” Aug. 25-27, a holiday Major League Baseball celebrates to allow players to customize what they wear in games.
Each pair of cleats expresses Bryant's desire to hopefully play for Team USA in the 2020 Summer Olympics. He will be wearing the “USA Baseball Cleat” by Lauren Asta; the “Tokyo Cleat” by Frank Quintero; and the “2020 Cleat” by Miss Merlot. Each pair also has a theme of “Wings” to raise awareness for spinal cord injury and the inside sole has a Wings for Life logo.
The cleats are being auctioned to support Wings for Life here.
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.