College athletes can now profit from their name, image and likeability (NIL), and many are using the opportunity to make money. An athlete is giving back to the community of his university. Iowa people in line to attack Tyler Linderbaum donates $30,000 from her NIL earnings to the University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital.
His mother, Lisa Linderbaum, shared a photo of her son holding a large check with the caption, “He’s done a thing,” and tagged the hospital in the post.
The Hawkeyes football team has a connection to this special children’s hospital. The hospital is close enough to Iowa’s Kinnick Stadium, where football games take place, that younger patients can look out their room windows and watch the action on Saturdays.
In 2017, Iowa began a tradition of fans, players and coaches waving to kids who caught the game from the hospital.
The group greeting for the kids usually takes place towards the end of the first quarter, when people at Kinnick Stadium turn to wave to the kids and their families. The hospital’s top floor is called “Press Box Cafe” and has floor-to-ceiling windows perfect for watching the in-game action.
https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/tyler-linderbaum-iowa-offensive-lineman-donates-30k-from-nil-money-to-local-childrens-hospital/ Tyler Linderbaum, Iowa raid ringleader, donates $30K in NIL money to local children’s hospital