RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) — On Sunday, native college students received an opportunity to attend a basketball clinic sponsored by DTLR, a nationwide vogue retailer, and Armando Bacot, an NCAA athlete enjoying for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
According to Jordan Davis, regional group outreach supervisor for DTLR, the organizers additionally distribtued “bookbags that were provided by Top Floor, DTLR, and some of our other sponsors.”
“We also have school supplies going in the bookbags, we have some health items such as face masks, and things of that nature,” Davis mentioned.
Bacot initially hails from Richmond, and he mentioned that impressed him to participate within the clinic, “That’s one of the main things I want to do, is just give back to my community.”
But up till very just lately, Bacot wouldn’t have been allowed to lend his identify to the free clinic below NCAA guidelines regulating Name, Image, and Likeness or NIL.
Those guidelines had been amended simply this yr to present pupil athletes like Bacot the precise to pursue paid sponsorships and endorsement offers. But Bacot says the NIL rule change has opened up alternatives past simply creating wealth.
“It’s not all about money, just being able to use my name and likeness to sponsor kids through sponsors to come to this camp for free just feels great,” mentioned Bacot.