LOOK: Kris Bryant's custom Players Weekend cleats
|Friday, August 23, 2019, 8:36 AM-|
For MLB Players’ Weekend, Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant will partner with three local Chicago street artists to customize two pairs of adidas KB17 cleats and a Kris Bryant signature Chandler baseball bat to raise awareness for spinal cord research.
Wings For Life is a spinal cord research foundation and charity that KB has supported since his first games in MLB. Spinal cord injury is near to Bryant as his close 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.
The cleat and bat designs each tell a different story inspired by Kris’s childhood memories, and are brought to life by Chicago artists AFROKILLA, ELLO and Blake Jones.
Kris will donate the “Wings” themed cleats during MLB Players’ Weekend series to shed light on the not-for-profit spinal cord research foundation, whose mission is to find a cure for spinal cord injury. The cleats and bat will be auctioned off at the Wings for Life Golf Classic on September 23.