19 Indiana Student-Athletes Join Hoosiers For Good, Announce Charity Partners

Last Updated on February 2, 2023

Hoosiers For Good continues to build its footprint and impact in the Indiana University community, announcing its third class of student-athletes and their charitable partners in a press release on Wednesday.

The winter class brings 19 Hoosier athletes from across eight sports and introduces six new charity partners to the program. Student-athletes will promote their charity partners through social media and appearances.

“We’re excited that our third Hoosiers For Good class not only includes men and women who represent a number of IU Athletics programs, but also that this group of community-minded leaders has huge potential to even further increase awareness for 11 Indiana-based charities,” Executive Director of Hoosiers For Good Tyler Harris said. “Our charity partners have shared that having IU athletes promote their organizations has increased awareness, donations, and excitement, and we’re grateful for our supporters who have contributed to these athletes making a difference in our community.” 

The 11 Indiana-based charities that the Hoosiers For Good class will team up with include:

  • A Kid Again: Philip Glasser
  • Bloomington Health Foundation: Patrick McDonald, Bobby Whalen
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington: Jaylin Lucas
  • Girls on the Run Central Indiana: Elle Hillers, Maddie Russin
  • Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County: Chloe Moore-McNeil
  • Healing Hands: Sean Wracher
  • Jump IN for Healthy Kids: Tarrin Gililand, Haley Hunter
  • RecycleForce: Aaron Casey, Zach Carpenter
  • Stone Belt: Maouloune Goumballe, Brett Bebej
  • Stop the Violence Indianapolis: Josh Sales, Cam Camper
  • Young & Established: Noah Pierre, Kahlil Benson

Past classes of Hoosiers For Good have used their platform as student-athletes to create positive change in Bloomington and beyond. Xavier Johnson, a member of the men’s basketball team and the Hoosiers For Good summer class, is one recent example of an athlete whose success on the court has made a difference and raised awareness for charitable causes.

“Xavier widens our reach tremendously,” Katie Demas, Development Assistant for the charity A Kid Again, said. “In a recent post with Xavier, in less than 24 hours, we had 9,732 views and we gained about 10 new followers. Those numbers were huge for us as we just launched our chapter Instagram and only had 205 followers total.”

Hoosiers For Good started in 2022 as the second collective for Indiana athletics and has expanded to teams across the athletics program. The first class of 14 Indiana student-athletes was announced last April and included stars from the football and basketball programs along with members of the Olympic sport teams.

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