901 Fund, the official University of Memphis, NIL collective, expanded its mission to support all student-athletes. The announcement took place during the University of Memphis men’s basketball team’s final home game against Houston.
Since the creation of 901 Fund in March of 2022, we have supported men’s and women’s basketball team as well as football. NIL will now be expanded to include all 18 teams across women's and men's sports. We are excited to become a resource for all University of Memphis student-athletes. Supporters can now donate and allocate their contribution to a specific sport, along with our levels we still currently offer.
“We are extremely proud of what 901 Fund has been able to accomplish in just one year with the men’s and women’s basketball team as well as football,” said Clay Presley, 901 Fund board member. “To be able to support these student-athletes and align them with meaningful local charities, has been special to see. Now that we can expand NIL to all 18 programs and provide even more resources for our charity partners, I believe we will see incredible connections made between our city and University of Memphis athletes.”
Throughout the past year we have partnered with 20 different charities including Memphis Athletic Ministries, Memphis Zoo, and Give901 through social media post and in-person appearances. These engagements are designed to drive awareness of worthy causes, attendance to specific event and support fundraising efforts on behalf of our partnered charities.