RoofClaim.com, a company geared toward homeowners, contractors and the insurance industry regarding pricing, information and quality, announced on May 17 a “NIL partnership” with Florida Atlantic University’s Men’s Basketball student-athletes.
In a news release, RoofClaim.com inked the endorsement agreement, referred to as a Name, Image and Likeness, or NIL, and is the mechanism for which college athletes may receive compensation within the rules set forth through the NCAA, collegiate sports’ governing body.
In choosing FAU’s Men’s Basketball — the Owls — RoofClaim.com cited the team’s banner season this year: 35 wins, its first Conference USA championship, a second-ever NCAA Tournament appearance, and a run to the Final Four.
"RoofClaim.com is thrilled to announce a sponsorship agreement with FAU's Final Four superstars, Alijah Martin, Nicholas Boyd and Johnell Davis," said RoofClaim.com CEO Brian Wedding. "We are proud to be partnering with these athletes whose hard work, dedication and sportsmanship embody the values of our brand."
Despite the Owls' dream season ending in heartbreaking fashion against San Diego State, RoofClaim.com noted there is much to celebrate. “FAU fell victim to an Aztec buzzer beater, dropping the national semifinal by a 72-71 final score, but now opportunities abound,” the statement read, in part.
Details of the agreement were not made public, but the players’ deal is for one year, according to the company.
"What an opportunity! RoofClaim's generosity and support [are] greatly appreciated,” Boyd, a 6-foot 3-inch guard from Garnersville, N.Y., said. “I'm happy for our team; we put FAU on the map.” Teammates Martin and Davis each expressed similar sentiments.
“I'm excited to announce my new NIL deal with RoofClaim.com,” Martin said. “Stay tuned for more.” Davis, for his part, added, "I really appreciate the love and generosity of our team … they are making my dreams turn into reality with opportunities like this, and I can’t express my gratitude enough."
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