CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Each year, the NFL has players sport shoes promoting a movement, charity, or organization that is close to their hearts as part of the “My Cause My Cleats” program.
If you check out Browns QB Baker Mayfield’s cleats as he takes the field against the Titans in Tennessee on Sunday, you’ll see artwork inspired by Avon High School students with the message, “Diversity is a fact. Inclusion is an act.”
Avon High School’s Unified Club recently took part in the Art of Inclusion campaign with the Special Olympics and created a piece of art with students with and without disabilities.
The puzzle pieces represent how each student is different as an individual but can create a masterpiece together, Avon High School said.
AHS said the lines in the background of the artwork were made by students in wheelchairs to feature their abilities without a paintbrush.
The artwork and slogan caught Mayfield’s attention, inspiring him to wear cleats created from the project.
If you look closely at the cleats, you can see the wheelchair markings inspired by the original artwork.
“Avon High School has been a recognized Unified Champion School for three years and participates in unified flag football, unified basketball, and unified track and field. For the last three years, Avon High School has become a leader for the Revolution of Inclusion and with their dedication, Avon is a champion for acceptance,” Avon Local Schools Communications Director Julie Short said.