During MLB’s “Players Weekend” in August, Kris Bryant wore three pairs of specially designed cleats to shine a light on spinal cord research and now lucky fans can bid on those game-worn cleats at Charity Buzz. In those cleats, Kris Bryant went 4 for 11 with a homerun and a sizzling .364 average against the Phillies.
Spinal cord research is near to Bryant’s heart because his friend, 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.
As previously mentioned, three Chicago street artists designed the cleats with a theme of “Wings” in honor of the Wings for Life Foundation, which is dedicated to raising money for spinal cord research. Each pair also celebrated one of the three cities that have given Kris Bryant his wings in life – Las Vegas, San Diego and Chicago.
The Las Vegas edition cleat was designed by artist Joseph Perez – aka “Sentrock” – using inspiration from Bryant’s hometown of Las Vegas.
The San Diego edition cleat was designed by street artist JC Rivera, in honor of Bryant’s University of San Diego days when he became a nationally known name in the world of baseball.
The Chicago edition cleat was designed by artist Max Sansing, who was born in Chicago and has a history with Kris Bryant dating back to Summer 2016 when he collaborated on a stunning mural of the player that is still up in the heart of Chicago’s Wrigleyville.
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