During the COVID-19 pandemic art has brought people together in different manners, from murals, to sidewalk chalk designs, to signs in homes and front yards showing love and positivity. And now, one lucky fan will have the opportunity to have their artwork on cleats being worn by safety Minkah Fitzpatrick.
As a side to the Steelers My Cause My Cleats game, one fan will be able to design a pair of cleats that Fitzpatrick will wear later this season. While my Cause My Cleats showcases causes the players are passionate about, these cleats are about expressing positivity through artwork.
“It’s a cool opportunity for the fans,” said Fitzpatrick. “It’s interactive. It gives them an opportunity to express themselves, but also interact with the players. It’s a chance for them to show their artwork, their support. It should be a fun experience.”
Whether you are a skilled artist or just love color by numbers, everyone can give it a shot by submitting their artwork.
“Get creative is what I would say,” said Fitzpatrick. “Be as creative as possible. Think outside the box.
“Art is a way that people express their inner feelings. If someone does it on the cleat, and I can relate to them, it will be an awesome opportunity to allow me to show the world how that individual is feeling.”