ARKANSAS EDGE NIL COLLECTIVE
WHAT IS ARKANSAS EDGE?
Arkansas Edge is the official Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) collective for University of Arkansas Athletics.
WHAT IS ARKANSAS EDGE’S ROLE IN NIL FOR RAZORBACK STUDENT-ATHLETES?
Arkansas Edge serves as the official collective supporting NIL activities for Razorback student-athletes. It facilitates opportunities for these student-athletes to monetize their name, image, and likeness through various commercial endeavors while adhering to NCAA guidelines.
HOW DOES NIL THROUGH ARKANSAS EDGE BENEFIT RAZORBACK STUDENT-ATHLETES?
Through Arkansas Edge, Razorback student-athletes can engage in lucrative opportunities like endorsements, personal appearances, and social media promotions, providing them financial benefits beyond traditional athletic scholarships and department funding.
CAN SUPPORTERS CONTRIBUTE TO ARKANSAS EDGE FOR NIL ACTIVITIES?
Yes, supporters and fans can contribute to Arkansas Edge. These contributions help in creating and managing NIL opportunities for Razorback student-athletes, although they are separate from direct athletic department donations, to learn more visit our Support Now page.
DOES ARKANSAS EDGE REPLACE TRADITIONAL ATHLETIC FUNDING?
No, Arkansas Edge and NIL activities complement but do not replace traditional athletic funding. Donations to the athletic department are still vital for scholarships, facilities, and overall program enhancement for Razorback student-athletes.
HOW DOES ARKANSAS EDGE ENSURE COMPLIANCE WITH NIL REGULATIONS?
Arkansas Edge operates in compliance with NCAA guidelines and state laws. It ensures that NIL deals are structured legally and ethically, maintaining the eligibility and integrity of Razorback student-athletes within NCAA rules.
CAN I BECOME A MEMBER OF ARKANSAS EDGE?
Yes. Arkansas Edge provides membership options for all Razorback alumni and fans, to join at a level that works for them. Members get more! Each membership tier provides benefits including exclusive merchandise, meet-and-greet opportunities with student-athletes, invitations to special events, and more.
THERE’S A PROBLEM WITH MY MEMBERSHIP KIT OR MERCHANDISE. WHO DO I CONTACT?
If you have any questions about your membership kit or the merchandise that you’ve received, please contact our membership fulfillment team at firstname.lastname@example.org
HOW CAN I MAKE SURE MY CONTRIBUTION GOES DIRECTLY TO THE SPORT I WANT TO SUPPORT?
When you become a member of Arkansas Edge, you will be prompted to designate which sport you would like to support with your contribution.
CAN I MAKE A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION?
Yes. Arkansas Edge has a partnership with the BPS Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit, that allows supporters to earn a tax-deduction for their gift.
HOW ARE TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS USED?
Tax-deductible donations made to Arkansas Edge allow student-athletes to create meaningful partnerships and support charitable causes in the local community. Donors can select a charitable organization of their choice, for student-athletes to partner with. Donors have the opportunity to designate their tax-deductible donation to student-athletes in a specific sport at the University of Arkansas.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A TAX-DEDUCTIBLE DONATION AND BECOMING A MEMBER?
Becoming a member of Arkansas Edge unlocks a number of benefits including exclusive merchandise, meet-and-greet opportunities with student-athletes, and more. These are considered “member-only” benefits. Tax-deductible donations are not eligible for these benefits.
IS ARKANSAS EDGE AFFILIATED WITH UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS?
Arkansas Edge is an independent corporation that is not affiliated with the University of Arkansas.
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