NIL partnerships have been forming across college athletes to represent products and businesses, but religion has not typically been part of the conversation. One organization has decided to change the status quo.
MOGL, an online marketplace that connects college athletes and businesses, recently partnered with Hallow, a Catholic prayer and meditation app. Through this partnership, MOGL athletes can record meditations and prayers for the app. These prayers were made available on the app on August 22, 2022.
CEO of MOGL Ayden Syal said, “MOGL athletes now have the chance to share meditation and prayer on a large scale. The Hallow app provides an incredible community for college athletes while empowering them to make a difference in the NIL space.”
How it works
In order to better understand how Hallow works, here is a prayer that Brandon Wimbosh used as a former Notre Dame and UCF quarterback. Brandon’s prayer for after a win has several steps:
- “Invite the Holy Spirit into this time in prayer.
- Give thanks to God for your victory, the opportunity to compete, your body and mind, and those who made the win possible.
- Pray for your opponents.
- Close with the Our Father (Lord’s Prayer).”
Brandon also has a prayer for a player after a loss that can be found here and on the Hallow app.
Brett Favre, the most-sacked quarterback in the NFL, guides users on the Hallow app on how to be resilient. To do that Brett guides users to meditate on the Litany of Resilience.
One portion of the meditation states, “Therefore, I will trust Him, whatever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him, in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him. If I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him.” The rest of the Litany of Resilience from St. John Henry Newman can be found here and on the Hallow app.
These prayers and meditations are just a couple of examples that demonstrate the range of services that MOGL athletes will provide through MOGL’s partnership with Hallow. For more examples of prayers and meditations that can be found on the app, follow the link here.
What is MOGL?
MOGL is an online marketplace that facilitates partnerships with college athletes and businesses. In addition, MOGL provides NIL education to its college athletes, universities, and partners.
Given the online nature of the organization, MOGL has been able to be fully compliant with rules and regulations governing NIL. With their compliance infrastructure, MOGL has provided compliance resources for University partners in addition to access to the marketplace.
Fun fact about this partnership
Something else that sets this partnership a part from others is that all of the founders involved attended the same university.
The founders of MOGL, Ayden Syal and Brandon Wimbush, are both Notre Dame alumni. Like MOGL, the founders of Hallow, Alex Jones, Alessandro DiSanto, and Erich Kerekes, also attended Notre Dame.
To learn more about this partnership and the founders’ thoughts on the partnership, read the press release here.
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