TLSM takes the field with Tampa Bay Buccaneers Gerald McCoy

Gerald McCoy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is choosing to use his cleats to raise awareness of the strength of single moms across the country through the My Cause, My Cleats campaign. Gerald chose to showcase The Life of a Single Mom as his charitable cause. The My Cause, My Cleats campaign is a culmination of 18 months of collaboration between the NFL and players across the league that includes wearing custom-designed cleats to showcase the charity, online communication, and more.  More than 500 NFL players are participating in the initiative.  McCoy says, “Single parent homes are dear to me, because I grew up seeing it my entire life. I know how hard it is to raise a family on your own and I want to give back to those families as much as I can.”

In addition to wearing the cleats during the Week 13 NFL game and sharing social media posts, Gerald will raise funds for The Life of a Single Mom at the NFL Auction ( where 100% of funds raised will ensure that #nosinglemomwalksalone.

“We are extremely grateful for Gerald using his platform to honor single moms and support the work of The Life of a Single Mom,” said TLSM Founder and CEO, Jennifer Maggio. “Gerald is a kind-hearted individual with an incredible story of hope. His generosity will truly impact change in the lives of single mothers in Tampa Bay and around the nation.”


The Life of a Single Mom has worked with more than 1,500 churches and community groups to launch single moms support groups to empower and educate single mothers.  Picture above is one of the single mom support group leaders, Donna Whitmore (left), along with her children. Donna leads a group at Idlewild Baptist Church in the Tampa Bay area.  Donna is also a single mom. She is pictured with Silke Bullian, a single mom support group member, and her daughter. All were in attendance at the reveal of Gerald’s custom-designed cleats that feature the TLSM hand logo. The Life of a Single Mom provided members of the single mom support group at Idlewild with a FREE one-month enrollment in Single Mom University along with copies of Jennifer Maggio’s book, Kids and the Single Mom. Gerald provided the group with game tickets, Buccaneer shirts and concession vouchers. To view the reveal and hear more from Gerald, CLICK HERE.

The Life of a Single Mom logoThe Life of a Single Mom is a national, faith-based, nonprofit that exists to see that no single mom walks alone. To date, we have worked with more than 1,500 churches & community groups to start or improve a single mom’s support group in cities throughout the U.S. and beyond. We have a large array of books, curriculum, training materials, and online instructional videos to support ministry leaders who lead single moms. Our single mom programs focus on empowering single moms to grow spiritually, emotionally, financially, and parentally through a number of projects including: Single Mom University, Single Moms Across America, the National TLSM Single Moms Conference, and a variety of programs throughout the U.S. For more information, visit