Denver Broncos Player Garett Bolles Supports the 1 in 5 for My Cause My Cleats

On Sunday, December 3rd, Denver Broncos player Garett Bolles took the field against the Miami Dolphins. Bolles brought a little more to the field in week 13 than he would on a regular Sunday, wearing his heart on his cleats.

As part of the NFL’s My Cause My Cleats initiative, Bolles and many of his teammates were sporting cleats dedicated to causes close to their hearts. Bolles himself has a learning disability and chose to support the mission of NCLD.

“Growing up, I had a learning disability. Growing up in school and growing up struggling, kids would make fun of me just because I couldn’t read and I couldn’t say certain words. I was in special education all the way through college. I just wanted to give back to those kids. One in every five kids has a learning disability. That’s not something that we should just overlook,” Bolles said.

The custom-made cleats will be auctioned off to the public, with proceeds benefiting NCLD.

NCLD was founded by former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle and his wife Carrie in 1977. Having raised children with learning disabilities, the Rozelles wanted to educate the public about the impact they can have on children and their families. It is encouraging that Bolles’ commitment to supporting NCLD will continue the link between the NFL and the mission of the 1 in 5, and amplify the message that all individuals should be given equal opportunities to thrive in school, at work and in life.

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