Learn About NIL
NIL refers to the rights of individual student-athletes to monetize and profit from their Name, Image and Likeness (Right of Publicity). Several state laws and the NCAA interim policy now allow student-athletes across the country to take advantage of their NIL rights. The Pack of Wolves, LLC is committed to ensuring all policies and procedures are fully compliant with all NCAA regulations, State of North Carolina executive orders and University policies.
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The Pack of Wolves FAQs
Is The Pack of Wolves, LLC affiliated with North Carolina State University?
No, The Pack of Wolves, LLC is not affiliated with the University. It is a third-party organization created to support NC State student-athletes.
What is the objective of The Pack of Wolves, LLC?
The Pack of Wolves, LLC was created to support NC State student-athletes in taking advantage of their Name, Image and Likeness rights by cultivating individual and corporate support and meaningful community engagement. Additionally, we are committed to ensuring the organization is fully compliant with all NCAA regulations, State of North Carolina executive orders and University policies.
Where can I join?
We’re all NC State, and we want everyone to feel welcome to join our organization! The Pack of Wolves, LLC has a wide range of opportunities for both individuals and business to support our student-athletes. Learn more about The Pack of Wolves memberships.
What sports does The Pack of Wolves, LLC support?
The Pack of Wolves, LLC supports all men’s and women’s varsity sports at NC State.
Will Pack of Wolves take away from the Wolfpack Club?
Great question! This isn’t a “this-or-that” choice; we still need to support the Wolfpack Club so we can continue to provide scholarships and improve our facilities. Instead, we see Pack of Wolves as an opportunity to generate additional revenue streams and networks that don't take away from the Wolfpack Club. We have memberships to fit every budget, helping us engage those who might not have traditionally given to WPC, or those that are out of town and can’t attend as many local events. We also want to provide a way for our former student-athletes to re-engage with Pack Athletics. Think of the impact we could have if a majority of our former softball players, for example, each donated a small monthly amount back to their program! We’re all in close partnership, and need each other to thrive for the ultimate success of Wolfpack Athletics!
What percentage of the funds goes directly to the student-athletes?
Founding executive board members, known as the 1887 Club, have pledged to cover 100% of the operational costs of the Pack of Wolves. As a result, we can ensure that 100% of the proceeds from individual memberships go directly to creating NIL packages and programs that benefit our student-athletes while creating meaningful engagement for our fans, supporters and sponsors. Pack of Wolves student-athletes serve as ambassadors of the collective, and all packages and programs are designed to fully comply with all NCAA regulations, State of North Carolina executive orders and University policies.
Can I earmark my membership to specific sports?
Yes! You will be able to identify a specific sport you would like your sponsorship to support when you register as a member.
Can I earmark my membership to a specific student-athlete?
Not at this time. However, we will work with you to customize a sponsorship package should you have a specific need. Please contact our Executive Director, Scott Wood, at email@example.com for more information.
Can I request opportunities or appearances with a specific student-athlete?
Yes, you can request customized NIL deals with a specific student-athlete or group of athletes. Please contact our Executive Director, Scott Wood, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Is my contribution tax deductible?
On the advice of legal experts and financial advisors, given its purpose and goals our organization is structured as an LLC. Given this structure, memberships are not tax deductible nor considered a charitable donation. If you’re a business owner consult with a tax professional for any potential tax advantages related to NIL & advertising. However, we recognize the importance of accommodating charitable giving to support The Pack of Wolves, and we are in the process of examining a 501c3 charitable component for the organization.
Are all student-athlete opportunities the same?
No, athletes will receive a variety of opportunities to take advantage of their Name, Image and Likeness. However, we are always looking for ways to increase representation across all men’s and women’s varsity sports.
What types of benefits will I receive as a member of The Pack of Wolves?
All individual and business sponsors will receive unique benefits as part of the Pack of Wolves, depending on your membership level. Benefits include apparel, access to events and exclusive content via Inside Pack Sports.
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