At present, a minimum of 85% of contributions to Good Ol' Grizzlies go directly to the University of Montana student-athletes. This is attained by keeping the Collective’s costs low while operational functions including IT, legal, marketing materials, content creation, student-athlete education, bookkeeping, and fan engagement experiences.
Yes, Good Ol' Grizzlies members can direct their contribution to a sport, an athlete(s), or the entirety of all student-athletes. Members can also use membership digital platform or contact us directly to use their contribution for a collaboration with a specific student-athlete(s).
Individuals and businesses interested in giving larger contributions (greater than $1,000 per annum) to Good Ol' Grizzlies can contact us directly at [email protected] For larger contributions, we offer customized solutions to support the personal or professional needs of the contributor.
The beauty of NIL is that it has created a community where student-athletes, fans, and business leaders can connect, collaborate, and create amazing things together. As a member of Good Ol' Grizzlies, you have the ability to connect directly with your favorite student-athlete and propose their engagement with a marketing partnership, promotional collaboration, or a personal video birthday message to their number one fan. If you have questions or need a little help, just reach out so that we can help form the best partnership possible.
Good Ol' Grizzlies offers student-athletes near limitless opportunities to engage in collaborations including autograph signings, social media promotions, camps and clinics, charity events, special appearances, commercials, and many more.
The value of a marketing collaboration varies based on the popularity of the student-athlete, her/his marketability, the type of activity, and their schedule and availability. If you connect with a Student-Athlete using the Good Ol' Grizzlies portal, their specific rates will be posted. If you require a more customized solution, we are happy to help facilitate a marketing collaboration at the most appropriate market rate.
Absolutely. It is our mission to ensure that every student-athlete has the ability to benefit from their name, image, and likeness. While some receive financial remuneration, many others benefit through support of alumni, the local business community, and supporters of the athletic program. We strive to create financial opportunities for every student-athlete, but we also seek opportunities for student-athletes to network, pursue career pathways, and discover experiences manifested through their experience as a student-athlete.
All contracts with student-athletes are limited in time and scope to provide protection for contributor funds in situations where a student-athlete transfers or leaves the University. In any situation, Good Ol' Grizzlies is involved in helping to facilitate a smooth transition.
Good Ol' Grizzlies is not affiliated with the University of Montana in any way. In fact, the University is prohibited by state law from arranging third-party compensation for student-athletes as it relates to NIL. Good Ol' Grizzlies is a third party entity, governed by a Board of Directors, that supports the needs of the student-athletes through an engaging and collaborative partnership between the fans, alumni, and business community.
Student-athletes cannot enter into deals that promote alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, political advertising, pornography, gambling (or betting), or other opportunities that compromise the values of the University of Montana. Additionally, there must be quantifiable value between a student-athlete and an individual or business when a collaboration is executed and completed.
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