This week I thought I’d skip doing a Throwback Thursday post on the only Notre Dame win against Louisville (2019), which I’m sure is still pretty fresh in your mind, and do a little “Where Are They Now?” story on former Notre Dame quarterback Brandon Wimbush. Wimbush seems to have a revived presence on social media promoting his new business venture, MOGL: Game Respects Game.
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The only person happy about me posting this much is @seanartest . He says I need to boost my social presence. • I just want everyone to know that @get.mogl is off and running - connecting athletes with businesses, marketing engagements and compensation opportunities wherever you’re at. Using your beautiful NIL. • Happy to have begun this journey back in South Bend. If you’re an athlete, go ahead and sign up. If you’re a business owner or individual, go ahead and sign up and receive a free MOGL T - Shirt. Link is in BIO.
What is MOGL you ask?
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The MOGL platform allows athletes to easily connect with businesses, foundations, and individuals about compensation opportunities.
MOGL empowers the users to own their experience. Users are given the ability to set their own price for engagements and seek out unique opportunities.
MOGL will benefit the surrounding communities by injecting proceeds into athletic programming to promote youth development and athletic pursuits.
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Disney, Warby Parker, Microsoft, Netflix, Airbnb - A few companies that were started during a recession. During a time of uncertainty. Incredibly grateful to my partner Ayden Syal, my family, my friends, and others who’ve invested so much time and effort into getting this initiative off the ground. With that, we are proud to announce the launch of what we acknowledge as the first ever tech-enabled marketing agency for college athletes. Having been a student athlete myself, I fully understand the rigor of the lifestyle and the lack of financial support throughout. We are here to ensure a seamless process of monetizing your Name, Image, and Likeness by providing a one-stop-shop solution accessible through our app (coming soon). If you have any questions, please resort to the website that can be found in my bio.
Who is behind MOGL?
Brandon Wimbush and Ayden Syal are the founding partners behind MOGL. Here’s what they have to say.
Ayden, a native of Maplewood, NJ, graduated from the University of Notre Dame with degrees in Management Consulting and Sociology. Ayden has spent his career working in a variety of roles across financial services at Morgan Stanley, Lexington Partners, and IHS Markit. Currently Ayden serves on the Notre Dame Young Alumni Board as the East Regional Director and resides in New York City.
Ayden is looking forward to helping athletes and local businesses maximize their brand potential. He is excited about using MOGL to improve the health of communities and the lives of current and former collegiate athletes.
Brandon, a native of Teaneck, NJ, graduated from the University of Notre Dame with a degree in Accountancy. Prior to earning the starting quarterback position for Notre Dame, Brandon was a NJ Gatorade Player of the Year and state champion. While at Notre Dame, Brandon started 16 games for the Irish and led them to a 10-3 record in 2017 before concluding his collegiate career at the University of Central Florida.
Brandon is ecstatic about using his experiences both on and off the playing field to improve the lives of generations to follow. He aspires to use MOGL to allow him to give back to the institutions and communities that have given him so much.
Why did they do it?
It’s time for athletes to be able to profit off of their popularity and success.
While at Notre Dame, we recognized the power and influence that collegiate athletes have both on and off the field. Despite their marketing value to local businesses and foundations, athletes have not been able to engage in these opportunities. In most cases, the time athletes spend playing collegiately is the height of their brand and marketability. It’s time for athletes to be able to profit off of their popularity and success.
...youth sports has become a pay to play machine favoring the wealthy.
During school breaks, we consistently witnessed a distressing phenomenon: less kids were outside playing in the fields, courts, and parks. After a closer look, we realized a larger societal shift was present – the share of youth who play on a sports team before the age of 12 continues to decline. However, among richer families, the numbers are actually rising. In short, the American system of youth sports has become a pay to play machine favoring the wealthy.
MOGL will help fund athletic programs in underprivileged communities.
We sought to find a remedy for this inequity because we recognize the impact that athletics have had on our lives. Specifically, athletics allowed Brandon to compete for and graduate from The University of Notre Dame. He attributes these accomplishments to his experiences and growth through youth sports. To help preserve the accessibility of youth athletics, MOGL will help fund athletic programs in underprivileged communities surrounding the universities. The mission is to increase vitality in the surrounding communities through athletes’ engagement with local businesses.
Together athletes, businesses, foundations, and community members can improve their lives while making a difference. Let us help you do it.
-Ayden & Brandon
Want to learn more about MOGL?
Brandon and Ayden would love to tell you more about how they can help promote your brand and build community. Direct all inquiries to: email@example.com
Cheers & GO IRISH!