What is red sea rising?

The creation of Red Sea Rising is a critical step forward to maintain a modern approach to the holistic education of student-athletes in the ever-evolving world of college athletics by providing best in class name, image and likeness (NIL) opportunities for Fairfield University student-athletes.  Red Sea Rising represents a group of passionate Stags alumni who believe deeply in the Jesuit mission dedicated to personal and collective best, continuous improvement and whole person development.  Inherent in the formation of Red Sea Rising is the vision to provide all Stags student-athletes with a championship caliber experience that fosters and develops entrepreneurial spirit utilizing NIL opportunities as a vehicle for personal growth.  Fairfield student-athletes are grounded in four culture commitments that serve as their daily guidepost, Compete, Care, Lead and Grow.  Red Sea Rising shares these expressions of common purpose as the foundational elements of the Stags Athletics experience and the unique facets of a Fairfield University education.  Red Sea Rising is committed to the personal progression of Fairfield University student-athletes in their pursuit of being Built for Life upon graduation as the most prepared and sought-after graduates in the world.
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Frequently asked questions

ARE CONTRIBUTIONS TAX DEDUCTIBLE?
Red Sea Rising is not a 501c3 tax exempt entity. As such, contributions to Red Sea Rising are not tax deductible as a charitable donation. A business may direct that payments for the NIL activations by the student athletes be used to promote the business and/or market the business’ products and services. To learn more, contact us at cameron@studentathletenil.com. Under these circumstances a business may be able to deduct these payments and/or payments for a membership to Red Sea Rising as a business expense. Of course, a business seeking a tax deduction for such payments should consult with it’s tax advisor prior to taking any such deduction. Nothing in this communication is intended to constitute legal or tax advice.
HOW CAN I PAUSE, CANCEL, OR CHANGE MY CONTRIBUTION?
Yes, go logon to your account and then go to the Account page for instructions.
ARE THERE ANY LIMITATIONS ON NIL DEALS?
Student-athletes cannot enter into deals that promote alcohol, drugs, pharmaceuticals, political advertising, pornography, gambling or betting, or other opportunities that go against the Fairfield University values. Additionally, there must be quid-pro-quo between the athlete and an individual or business. Red Sea Rising seeks to create a wide range of NIL opportunities for student-athletes that help them grow as young men and women, while also giving supporters an opportunity to interact with student-athletes in unique ways.
IS RED SEA RISING AFFILIATED WITH THE UNIVERSITY?
No, the collective is not affiliated with the Fairfield University in any way. It is a third party created to work with Fairfield University student-athletes.
WHAT HAPPENS IF AN ATHLETE TRANSFERS OR LEAVES THE FAIRFIELD UNIVERSITY?
While the NCAA does not allow NIL agreements to be predicated on a student-athlete’s continued enrollment at a university, our agreements are limited in time and scope to provide protection for contributor funds in situations where a student-athlete transfers.
CAN I REQUEST OPPORTUNITIES TO ENGAGE WITH CERTAIN ATHLETES?
Yes – businesses and individuals can request specific NIL deals with athletes. Go to the Contact page to get started.
WHAT TYPES OF NIL OPPORTUNITIES DOES RED SEA RISING HELP ACTIVATE?
Red Sea Rising offers the Fairfield University student-athletes near limitless opportunities to engage in NIL activations, including: autograph signings, social media promotions, camps and clinics, charity events, special appearances, commercials, and many more!
ARE CONTRACTS WITH STUDENT-ATHLETES EXCLUSIVE?
No, contracts are not exclusive. We want all student-athletes to thrive under NIL and take advantage of every opportunity that comes their way.
ARE ALL STUDENT-ATHLETE OPPORTUNITIES THE SAME?
No, contracts vary based on the specific athlete and the requirements of the contributor and/or activation. Each deal is individually negotiated and agreed upon by the student-athletes. That being said, Red Sea Rising seeks to provide equal opportunities for both male and female student-athletes.
WHAT IF I’M INTERESTED IN GIVING A LARGER CONTRIBUTION?
Individuals and businesses interested in giving larger contributions can do so via the “one-time contribution" link on the membership page. Contributions can be specified for specific sports, programs and activations.
CAN I SELECT WHAT SPORT MY CONTRIBUTIONS SUPPORT?
Yes, anyone who is a member of the collective can denote what sport and their respective student-athletes contributions will be earmarked for. Supporters can also contact us directly to set up activations with their favorite student-athlete(s).