John Sebelius is an artist in Lawrence and a lifelong Chiefs fan. He got the chance to work with his favorite team for the NFL’s “my cause my cleats campaign.”
The campaign gives NFL players the chance to promote the charity of their choice by representing them on their cleats. Sebelius designed and painted those custom cleats for 16 Chiefs players.
They wore them recently in a game against the Baltimore Ravens. Sebelius was there to see his work in action.
“It’s a huge honor to work with the Chiefs and see a team that I’ve loved since childhood, and being able to design footwear that the actual players wore against the Ravens. So, it was truly surreal to be at the game last week and see the shoes on the field in action and see Mahomes do some miraculous things wearing the shoes that I designed,” Sebelius said.
He says one of his personal favorite designs was on the cleats for Anthony Sherman to support the lone survivor foundation.
Sebelius teaches art to local veterans, so he says he felt a special connection to that pair.