Have you ever wanted to go bowling with your favorite Gator football players, or enjoy a delicious barbecue with the offensive line- that just happened to be cooked by a former Gator All-American-turned-pitmaster? How about a private zoom call with the basketball team? Perhaps you’d like to simply hang out with some of your favorite athletes in a casual manner at a Fan Fest event in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium?
With monthly pledges from fans like you, Gator Collective makes all these sorts of interactions between Gator fans and athletes happen.
How It Works
Thanks to new laws that were passed on July 1, 2021, college athletes are allowed to benefit from their name, image, and likeness, and expand their personal brands. What that means is, by signing with Gator Collective, athletes unlock all sorts of opportunities to interact with fans- and be compensated to do so. Indeed, by hanging out with their biggest fans in a social setting- be it in person or virtually- our athletes truly are profiting from their name, image, and likeness.
Different athletes are signed to different types of deals, but essentially, each Gator Collective athlete is compensated for a specific number of public appearances, which can range in value. These public appearances include being guests on a podcast or show, hanging out with fans at a social event (such as a Fan Fest or bowling event), and recording personalized video messages for fans (such as for a birthday or get-well-soon wish), and more!
To learn more about the specific types of connections between fans and athletes that Gator Collective facilitates, please visit our “What We Do” page.”
It’s About More Than Just Money
By making these public appearances, Gator Collective athletes are not only being paid in the sense that they receive money for their appearances but they’re also being given the opportunity to develop and expand their personal brand. Each time an athlete hangs out with fans or appears on a podcast or radio show, they are likely reaching a new audience, thus adding to the list of people who can get to know them or learn more about them. This, in turn, helps make their brand a little more valuable.
On top of all that, when our athletes hang out with their fans, send them video messages, or answer questions from them on Twitter spaces, they can get to learn a little bit more about their biggest fans- an opportunity that they greatly enjoy! The athletes can hear the roar of the crowd amidst a critical juncture in a game, but for them to be able to match some individual faces or voices behind those roars helps form a bond that they wouldn’t get to form anywhere else.
Gator Collective is a unique entity that provides college athletes with opportunities to benefit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL) like never before- and in return, gives fans unprecedented levels of access to their favorite Gator athletes. Join today, and join the greatest team in college sports!