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NIL: Hoosiers For Good signs 31 Indiana athletes, largest class to date

The collective partners Hoosiers with charitable organizations.

Syndication: The Herald-Times Rich Janzaruk/Herald-Times / USA TODAY NETWORK

Hoosiers For Good, an official NIL collective of Indiana University Athletics announced that it has signed 31 Indiana athletes to partner with charities in an official release.

The collective was established in March 2022 to partner Indiana athletes with charities around the state using their name, image and likeness. Leadership consists of community and business leaders around Indiana along with former Indiana women’s soccer captain Allison Jorden.

The announced class is made up of members from across Indiana Athletics including baseball, softball, women’s field hockey, women’s rowing, women’s golf, football, women’s basketball and men’s basketball.

The class includes all 12 scholarship members of the 2023-24 men’s basketball team, notably. Team captain Xavier Johnson is in his second year with Hoosiers For Good and is partnered with A Kid Again, an organization that serves families raising children living with life-threatening conditions across entire state of Indiana.

“I’m excited to partner with Hoosiers For Good for a second year,” Johnson said in the release. “Through my partnership with Hoosiers For Good I’ve had the opportunity to meet a lot of amazing kids and families who are a part of A Kid Again and I can’t wait to meet more people and use my voice for good again this year.”

In its history, Hoosiers For Good has partnered with 96 Indiana athletes and 30 different charitable organizations.

Hoosiers For Good announced its partnerships in the release:

The Hoosiers For Good Summer 2023 Class

  • A Kid Again – Sydney Keld (IUFH), Xavier Johnson (MBB), Luke Sinnard (IUBase), Devin Taylor (IUBase)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters South Central Indiana – Malik Reneau (MBB)
  • Boone County Mentoring Partnership – DeQuece Carter (IUFB), JoJo Johnson (IUFB), Derin McCulley (IUFB)
  • Cancer Support Community – Kaleb Banks (MBB), Julianna LaMendola (WBB), Lenée Beaumont (WBB)
  • Girls Inc. of Monroe County – Brianna Copeland (IUSoftball), Taylor Minnick (IUSoftball), Faith Johnson (IUWG), Chloe Johnson (IUWG), Clare Hunsberger (RowIU)
  • Indiana Wish – Mackenzie Mgbako (MBB), Sydney Parrish (WBB)
  • LittleStar ABA Therapy – Trey Galloway (MBB)
  • Mackida Loveal & Trip Outreach Center – Jakai Newton (MBB), Anthony Walker (MBB)
  • Muscular Dystrophy Family Foundation – Nic Toomer (IUFB), Amare Ferrell (IUFB), Jordan Shaw (IUFB)
  • Project 44 – Anthony Leal (MBB), Payton Sparks (MBB)
  • Turnstone – Gabe Cupps (MBB), Kel’el Ware (MBB)
  • Warriors for Peace – CJ Gunn (MBB)
  • Wheeler Mission – Robby Harrison (IUFB), Louis Moore (IUFB)