The NFL began its annual Crucial Catch campaign on Sunday and once again, game-worn jerseys and other items will be auctioned to raise money in the fight against cancer.
The league will use game balls with the Crucial Catch logo and multi-colored equipment will be featured on helmet decals, captains’ patches, cleats, wristbands, gloves and towels. Game-worn Crucial Catch merchandise and footballs will be auctioned on NFL Auction (nfl.com/auction) throughout the season. Autographed items will be sold as well.
During their Crucial Catch games, players may wear cleats, shoelaces and wristbands in any color representing the type of cancer awareness they support and/or have been impacted by during their team’s Crucial Catch game.
Since 2009, more than $18.5 million has been raised and donated to the American Cancer Society through the partnership. Funds donated through Crucial Catch this season will be directed toward support of three screenable cancers: breast, colorectal and cervical.