Hoosiers for Good, one of IU’s two main and official NIL collectives along with Hoosiers Connect, announced another signing class on Tuesday morning.
The latest group involves 24 Indiana athletes and 10 charities. Highlighting the group are 12 members of the IU football team, and IU women’s basketball star Mackenzie Holmes.
Last November, Indiana announced that an anonymous donor committed to matching up to $1 million in donations made to Hoosiers Connect or Hoosiers For Good. In the annual report Hoosiers For Good recently released, the nonprofit organization said it raised more than $3.8 million from 224 donors. Twelve donors contributed at least $3 million combined, based on the financial figures listed in the report.
The full release from Hoosiers for Good on the spring signing class is below.
The Hoosiers For Good Spring '23 Class 🤝
These 24 IU athletes will raise awareness for 10 Indiana charitable organizations over the next year.
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— Hoosiers For Good (@Hoosiers4Good) May 9, 2023
Bloomington, Ind. – Hoosiers For Good Inc., an official NIL collective of Indiana University Athletics, signed a spring class of 24 IU student-athletes who will use their name, image, and likeness (NIL) to make an impact on 10 Indiana charity partners, including four new partners.
The newest class of Hoosiers For Good athletes represent IU women’s basketball, football, women’s diving, men’s swimming, volleyball, men’s soccer, women’s soccer, men’s golf, wrestling, and women’s tennis.
Since its launch in March of 2022, Hoosiers For Good has partnered with 23 Indiana charitable organizations across the state. Hoosiers For Good aims to increase the visibility and reach of the organizations in their communities by partnering the organization with community-minded IU athletes who can use their influence and leadership for good. The spring class brings the total number of athletes who have partnered with Hoosiers For Good through yearlong agreements to 65.
“Hoosiers For Good is proud to continue to partner with several Indiana-based charitable organizations and add a few new partners with this spring’s class. We’re excited for our new group of athletes to raise awareness for the impactful and important work our partners do in our communities and grow as community-minded leaders along the way,” said Tyler Harris, Executive Director of Hoosiers For Good. “Over the last year we’ve had the opportunity to work alongside our charity partners and see firsthand the kind of difference that they make in our communities, and we’re honored to be able to be a small part of it.”
The Hoosiers For Good Spring 2023 Class
- Be Like Bill – Jamari Sharpe, Josh Henderson, Lanell Carr, Myles Jackson
- Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington – Jacob Mangum-Farrar, Josh Rudolph, Kobee Minor
- Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Indiana Chapter – Brendan Burns, Clay Merchent, Lara Schneider
- Habitat for Humanity of Monroe County – Camryn Haworth
- Indiana Wish – Mackenzie Holmes
- Jump IN for Healthy Kids – Anne Fowler
- Keys2Work – Jamier Johnson, Marcus Burris, Tyrik McDaniel
- Monroe County YMCA – Antonio Laidler, Camille Hamm, Donnell Washington, Natasha Kim
- People and Animal Learning Services (PALS) – Jack Wagoner, JT Harms
- Stop the Violence Indianapolis – Andison Coby, Matt Bedford
In its first class of athletes announced last spring, Hoosiers For Good partnered former IU football player Tiawan Mullen with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington. Jeff Baldwin, Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Bloomington, shared how impactful it was having Mullen spend time with the kids at the clubs during his yearlong partnership.
“The more good people you have in your life who are projecting and showing you the right pathway, the better for you,” said Baldwin. “To have somebody like Tiawan allows us to have greater success with providing for our kids and get them down the pathway that we need them.”
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