My Cleats, My Cause: Rams share extra about charities they honored

Matt Skura hopes to assist others who’re struggling whereas remembering his father Sunday.

Throughout the NFL’s annual “My Cleats, My Cause” celebration, the Rams middle will put on customized yellow and gold cleats supporting the American Basis for Suicide Prevention. The cleats function the phrases “Out Of The Darkness” and “Douglas Skura Memorial Fund.”

“It’s to honor my dad, who took his own life this March,” Matt Skura informed The Occasions. “It’s obviously been a difficult year for myself, my family. I thought this would be a great time to honor and remember him. And a great way to also bring to light mental health issues, mental health awareness.”

Rams’ Matt Skura for My Cleats My Cause
I chose to represent the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to honor my Dad who took his own life in March

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Douglas Skura was a 61-year-old orthopedic surgeon based mostly in Ohio, the place he lived along with his spouse and raised his three sons.

“It’s something that we’ve never dealt with in my family,” Matt Skura stated of suicide. “It’s just been, obviously, a difficult transition. But you also understand how precious life is. You understand to really take mental health issues seriously and a lot of times, too, you can still do everything you can to help someone and sometimes it still can end up in a bad way.”

Skura stated his household is concentrated on taking good care of their psychological well being and urges others to do the identical.

Ten extra Rams confirmed The Occasions their cleats and shared why they selected the causes they’ll honor Sunday.

Rams’ Chandler Brewer for My Cleats My Cause
Handwriting: This cause means the world to me with my history of cancer. Can't think of a better cause to support.

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Rams’ Jake Gervase for My Cleats My Cause
It is not only a way to honor Reid and his family but also helping families who are battling pediatric cancer

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Rams’ Jordan Fuller for My Cleats My Cause
I chose the JLH Social Impact Fund because they help minority-owned businesses hit the ground running

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Rams’ Maximilian Pircher for My Cleats My Cause
I chose O.w.C because they support many projects related to sport and are based in Europe where football is growing

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Rams’ Quentin Lake for My Cleats My Cause
I chose to represent the sickle cell foundation because it is close to me and my family

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Rams’ David Edwards for My Cleats My Cause
I chose Warrior Rising because I believe in the mission and purpose ... empowering the true heroes of our nation

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Rams’ Riley Dickson for My Cleats My Cause
This cause means the world to me because my good friend was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer

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Rams’ Nick Scott for My Cleats My Cause
I've met and heard stories of kids and families affected by pediatric cancer. This cause helps cover the costs of treatment

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Rams’ Tyler Higbee for My Cleats My Cause
I chose the Special Olympics because ... allowing athletes to compete through sport + teamwork ... brings everyone together.
Rams’ Brian Allen for My Cleats My Cause
I chose the Michael Sadler Foundation as well as the Navy Seal Foundation, both close to me & support causes I care about

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The Nationwide Suicide Prevention Lifeline will be reached at 1-800-273-8255 and is offered 24 hours a day, seven days per week for these experiencing a psychological well being disaster.