ILLINI FOR CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES AND NETWORKING
ICON Collective's core function is to secure charitable contributions and offer meaningful NIL partnerships to Fighting Illini student-athletes for their participation in community service initiatives in the local Champaign-Urbana community and beyond. Additionally, ICON Collective infuses meaningful life and entrepreneurial skills to positively impact the lives of Illini student-athletes long after their time at the University of Illinois.
HOW IT WORKS
Individual or business makes a charitable contribution to ICON
ICON arranges community service activity
ICON invites student-athlete(s) to participate in community service activity
Student-athletes complete required service activity
ICON initiates payment directly to student-athlete
"Partnering with ICON to provide opportunities for Stephens Family YMCA youth to interact with the student-athletes has been incredible. While stars on the court or on the field, the athletes are humble and outstanding with our kids.
The interactions whether it be playing a game of knock-out, singing karaoke, helping with homework, reading a book, or simply hanging out are interactions these kids will never forget. Lifetime memories are certainly being made. The student-athletes are a positive influence, something every kid could use more of. The difference the student-athletes are making in the lives of our young adults is immeasurable."
Development & Marketing Director
Stephens Family YMCA