Amari Carter – safety for the Miami Hurricanes – is creating change thanks to newfound NIL opportunities. Amari is using merch to benefit his nonprofit, the Survive Foundation, which provides food and resources to underserved, homeless communities.
College athletes can now monetize from their name and build a brand through NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) deals. While this money is nice pocket change for a hardworking student, many of these athletes, like Amari, are donating it in service of charitable organizations.
Amari’s Spreadshop is bringing awareness to the issue of hunger, something that means a lot to him. He’s making big moves on and off the field. And both parts of his life are inspirational.
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Amari was moved to start the Survive Foundation while enjoying a lunch date with his girlfriend, Emilee. They realized how fortunate they were to afford food and be provided service at a restaurant. So many people are struggling out there wondering when/how they’ll get their next meal.
Amari wanted to do something about it. After lunch, they went to Aldi’s to prepare baggies to hand out to people in Downtown Orlando. This kind gesture was the launching pad for The Survive Foundation.
But the foundation is more than providing food to these communities; it’s about creating a real human connection.
“The biggest thing is seeing them and acknowledging them,” Carter told the Palm Beach Post. “I feel many times we’ll see someone on the side of the road or someone who could use help, sometimes people act like they don’t see them.”
Amari is an inspiration on and off the field. Help support his fight against hunger when you buy his merch. All proceeds go directly to the Survive Foundation!
Launch your Spreadshop today to start making a change.