A pair of gold Nike cleats that were worn by Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel were sold on eBay to support the nonprofit Curing Kids Cancer organization. Many professional athletes stepped up this year in support of children with cancer and this was Craig’s effort to mark September as National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month.
Craig is the chairman of the charity’s program Players Curing Kids Cancer and the color gold happens to be the symbolic color of childhood cancer. All proceeds from the auction went to cutting-edge kids cancer research.
The Braves closer wore the gold-colored cleats on September 3, 2014 against the Philadelphia Phillies where he picked up his 42 save of the 2014 season and his 181th of his career.
“They raise money for research for pediatric cancer,” Kimbrel said. “September is the month and the color is gold to raise awareness. I decided to put those cleats together and wear them in a game and try to raise awareness.”
“We are going to try to auction the cleats off and try to raise a little bit of money for the charity.”
Well, they did raise some money…the auction ended Wednesday night with the total selling price at $2,275.00
A great cause from a class act guy…thank you Craig for supporting and doing all you can for children with cancer.