COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – November 28, 2018 – Compassion International today announced a partnership with New York Giants offensive tackle Nate Solder as part of the National Football League’s My Cause My Cleats campaign. Starting November 29, and for the next several weeks of the NFL season, over 800 players will promote a cause of their choice through social media and by wearing customized cleats for their televised games. Solder will promote Compassion International. The two-time Super Bowl champion (with the New England Patriots), along with his wife, Lexi, has helped fund the launch of Compassion child development centers in three countries: Thailand, Burkina Faso and Uganda. Those church-based centers will provide Compassion’s holistic child development program to over 1,000 children. Solder is asking others to help by sponsoring a child in the program.
“What you’re doing when you get involved,” Solder said, “ is you’re giving $38 a month and you’re building a relationship with one of these children. And it’s going to be a long-term relationship. And you’re praying for them in your daily prayers and they become part of your family.”
After the Solder's son, Hudson, was diagnosed with kidney cancer, the family realized how blessed they were to have access to specialized medical care. They have also participated in fundraising and awareness for cancer research. But their hearts grew heavy for children living in poverty who wouldn't have access to such care. They chose Compassion International as their cause for the campaign because of the organization's ability to provide holistic care for babies, children and young adults.
“So we have an opportunity to break the cycle of poverty and to provide hope into their communities,” said Solder, “And to hopefully, over time, through the relationships and the love that we show them, we can begin to change these communities for the good.”
To learn more about the partnership, and see a video featuring Nate and Lexi Solder, visit compassion.com/cleats.
About Compassion International
Founded in 1952, Compassion International is a Christian child development organization that works to release children from poverty in Jesus’ name. Compassion revolutionized the fight against global poverty by working exclusively with the Church to lift children out of spiritual, economic, social and physical poverty. Compassion partners with more than 7,500 churches in 25 countries to deliver its holistic child development program to over 2 million babies, children and young adults. Its child sponsorship program has been validated through independent, empirical research.