Last Updated on June 20, 2022
TigerImpact, a Clemson NIL collective, recently added contracts for 16 college athletes. With the addition of these contracts, the collective has deals with at least one member of each sport, in both men’s and women’s sports. It is believed to be one of the first collectives in the country to reach every sport at a university.
“We are thrilled to broaden our group of student-athletes across all Clemson sports to support worthy charitable organizations,” said TigerImpact Executive Director Bobby Couch. “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’s new signings
Every college athlete who receives compensation from TigerImpact works with a local charity they are passionate about. Support from college athletes helps local charities gain exposure and provides a unique and meaningful experience for the college athletes.
Below are the recently-signed Clemson college athletes and their charities:
- Women’s golfer, Melena Barrientos represents First Tee – Upstate South Carolina
- Softball player, McKenzie Clark represents Calvary Home for Children
- Men’s golfer, Zack Gordan represents First Tee – Upstate South Carolina
- Women’s rower, Maylin Lindsey represents Manna Food Bank
- Men’s tennis player, Matthew Pitts represents David’s Table
- Women’s tennis player, Jenna Thompson represents ClemsonLIFE
- Men’s track and field runner, Aman Thornton represents Toys for Tots
- Baseball player, Max Wagner represents The Miracle League of Green Bay
- Women’s track and field runner, Courtney Williams represents Girls Inc.
TigerImpact began in April 2022, and since, has been able to match Clemson college athletes with over 150 charities.
One of TigerImpact’s captains, football player Will Shipley, recently visited with patients at Levine Children’s Hospital and presented a personal check for $10,000 to support the Charlotte facility. Another captain, men’s soccer player Isaiah Reid also visited his charity, The Boys and Girls Club of York County, to present a personal check and spend time playing with the program’s participants.
“Student-athletes engaged with TigerImpact are leaders among their teams and personify the Clemson culture of caring. Will and Isaiah’s selfless examples are what TigerImpact is all about,” Couch continued. “Their community work through TigerImpact shows how student-athletes can prepare to be socially responsible citizens long after they leave Clemson.”
TigerImpact was also recently approved by the IRS as a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) entity.
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