The TigerImpact NIL collective is facilitating partnerships for men and women competing in all of Clemson University’s sports, making it one of the first NIL collectives in the country to achieve the milestone. The purpose-driven collective has facilitated 28 deals so far with student-athletes, who lead as captains for TigerImpact working on behalf of community charities to elevate their impact.
The latest student-athletes signed to contracts include:
- Clemson women’s golfer Melena Barrientos is working on behalf of First Tee – Upstate South Carolina.
- Clemson softball player McKenzie Clark is working on behalf of Calvary Home for Children in Anderson, SC.
- Clemson men’s golfer Zack Gordon is working on behalf of First Tee – Upstate South Carolina.
- Clemson women’s rower Maylin Lindsey is working on behalf of Manna Food Bank.
- Clemson men’s tennis player Matthew Pitts is working on behalf of David’s Table.
- Clemson women’s tennis player Jenna Thompson is working on behalf of ClemsonLIFE.
- Clemson men’s track & field runner Aman Thornton is working on behalf of Toys for Tots.
- Clemson baseball player Max Wagner is working on behalf of The Miracle League of Green Bay.
Clemson women’s track and field runner Courtney Williams is working on behalf of Girls Inc. of St. Louis.
TigerImpact uses funds donated from Clemson fans and alumni to compensate student-athletes as they partner with community charities and elevate their platforms through social media and other public engagements. Athletes are matched with participating charities according to their passions, gaining valuable experience to enhance their education.
In a released statement from TigerImpact, the organization’s executive director Bobby Couch say “We are thrilled to broaden our group of student-athletes across all Clemson sports to support worthy charitable organizations. This is the first step toward our goal of expanding the program to Clemson’s 524 student-athletes, giving them the opportunity to positively impact the lives of others through their name, image and likeness. We want everyone who wishes to be a part of this impactful initiative to feel welcome and to know that they can substantially enhance their student-athlete experience by making a meaningful difference in the community.”
TigerImpact was launched in April 2022 by former Clemson football players Rich Davies, Kendall Alley, and Kevin Gemas. The organization has identified more than 150 charities to match with student-athletes.