For MLB’s Players Weekend, Kris Bryant will be unveiling three different pairs of customized cleats that shine a light on spinal cord injury research and the three cities that gave him wings – Las Vegas, San Diego and Chicago.

Three acclaimed Chicago street artists customized Bryant’s Adidas Energy Boost Icon 3’s, inspired by a “wings” thematic.  See attached for photos of all three pairs, courtesy www.win.gs/KBcleats. The inside sole of the cleats also has a special touch – a Wings for Life Foundation mark – in honor of an organization dedicated to finding a cure for spinal cord injury (SCI).

As background, Bryant is friends with Cory Hahn, a former All-American high school baseball player who was paralyzed sliding into 2nd base in 2011 while a freshman at ASU.  As you know, SCI also touched former Dodgers and Hall of Fame legend Roy Campanella, who fractured the fifth and sixth cervical vertebrae and compressed the spinal cord in a car accident in 1958.

Here are the street artists involved in the project.  More info on their inspiration and approach to each pair can be found at www.win.gs/KBcleats.

About Wings for Life

Millions of people are currently dependent on a wheelchair after having sustained a spinal cord injury. Every year, at least 250,000 people sustain a spinal cord injury, followed by paralysis.  To date, the Wings for Life Foundation has funded 170 spinal cord research projects involving almost 500 scientists across 15 countries. Learn more at www.wingsforlife.com.

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