Pack of Wolves NIL Collective & Belltower NIL Collective are a community of passionate fans, alumni, and supporters of NC State University student-athletes. They operate under one holding company serving student-athletes by providing supporters with two ways to make contributions that enable student-athletes to use their influence to help charitable organizations, the community, and NC State University. Pack of Wolves NIL Collective is designed to allow companies and brands unique, one-of-a-kind engagements to bring together Wolfpack fans closer to NC State student-athletes. Contributions to Belltower NIL will be tax deductible and help raise awareness for philanthropic partners by pairing them with NC State student-athletes.

What is Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL)?

“NIL” is the term used to associate with student-athletes’ ability to earn money off their brand, THEMSELVES. As of July 1, 2021, student-athletes across the country can now profit off their name, image, and likeness. Now, for example, a student-athlete may earn money for: 

  • Hosting their own basketball, soccer, or other sports camp.
  • Partnering with and promoting a local restaurant or business.
  • Having a photoshoot and autograph session.
  • The possibilities are endless!

Want to make a charitable contribution?

Your donation will be tax deductible through our partnership with the BPS Foundation and will help support student-athlete engagement with these organizations.

  • Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina
  • GiGi’s Playhouse of Raleigh, N.C.
  • Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County
  • Dress for Success Triangle N.C.
  • The Harrelson Center of Wilmington, N.C.

Chris Vurnakes

General Manager

Chris is a Durham, NC native and life-long North Carolinian. He graduated from NC State University with an undergraduate (2008) and Masters degree (2010) in Sport Management. Most recently Chris served as the Executive Director of West Raleigh Baseball Association. Previously, Chris also worked with Octagon, IMG College, the Carolina RailHawks, the Durham Bulls and the NC State ticket office.

Chris married his wife Alison in 2014. They have two daughters – Olivia (6) and Ava (6) – and live in Holly Springs.

Hannah Foederer

Associate General Manager

Hannah is a graduate of NC State University with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management. During her undergraduate years at NC State, she worked for several athletic departments including Athletics Marketing, Facilities and Operations, and Wolfpack Sports Properties. Hannah’s previous experience also includes working for the Coastal Plains collegiate summer baseball league, USA Baseball, and a variety of youth sports and sports technology companies in roles including Operations, Marketing, and Account Management.

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