View photos and learn about the details of each of the specially designed shoes being worn for Cleats of Strength.
Tre Ford: October 6 at Argonauts
Elks quarterback Tre Ford partnered with Stollery patient Morgan to design his cleats.
J-Min Pelley: September 15 at Roughriders
Elks defensive lineman J-Min Pelley partnered with Stollery patient Mikaela to design his cleats. Standing six foot five and weighing in at 330 pounds, Pelley is in his second season with the Elks, after having an All-Canadian university career at the University of Calgary. The Stollery Children’s Hospital is a cause very close to his heart. When Mikaela was seven years old, she was diagnosed with scoliosis and it was discovered she had Chiari malformation and needed brain ...
Eugene Lewis: September 9 vs. Stampeders
Elks All-Star wide receiver Eugene Lewis partnered with Stollery patient Coy to design his cleats. The outer side of each cleat features a lightning pattern with Lewis’s No. 87, and the inner side features a brain design to represent the craniotomy that Coy successfully underwent at the Stollery Children’s Hospital.
Manny Arceneaux: August 27 vs. Redblacks
Elks wide receiver Manny Arceneaux partnered with Stollery patient Charlotte to design his cleats. The left cleat features a spider web design with Charlotte’s name, and the Stollery bear on the side. The right cleat features a zigzag and polka dot pattern with a bouquet of roses wrapping around the heel, while “9000” is inscribed on the side of the front in honour of Manny recently becoming the 30th player in CFL history with 9,000 receiving yards.
Kevin Brown: July 29 vs. Lions
Elks running back Kevin Brown partnered with Stollery patient Ben to design his cleats. The cleats feature cheetah print and a camouflage band running around the sole, as well as spider and cheetah print on the bottom. Each cleat is adorned with a goal post on the toe and initials on the heel: BT for Ben on the left, and KB for Kevin Brown on the right. The left cleat features a cancer ribbon and is adorned with “Kick Cancer’s Butt”, representing Ben’s spirit in his ...
Jake Ceresna: July 13 vs. Ti-Cats
Elks All-Star defensive lineman Jake Ceresna partnered with Stollery Kid Zach to design his cleats. The cleats feature a green and gold camouflage pattern, representing Zach’s passion for hunting. Zach grew up playing hockey, and his love for the sport is represented with crossed hockey sticks on the left toe. His jersey number 6 also appears on both toes. Another love of Zach’s is playing the guitar, represented by crossed guitars on the right toe. Both Zach and Jake are big ...
Nyles Morgan: June 25 vs. Argonauts
Elks standout linebacker Nyles Morgan partnered with Stollery Kid Finley to design his cleats. The cleats are adorned with sea creatures, representing Finley’s passion for marine life. There’s even a giant whale devouring a boat (perhaps a boat of Argos?). The side of the right toe features scales subtly painted into the surface. The inward-facing sides of the shoes are inscribed with “Go Elks” on the right and on the left lyrics to a song written by Finley during his stay at the ...