WHO WE ARE
Top Hat Collective is a membership collective of fans, sponsors, and supporters created to help our athletes monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness in a compliant way. To do this, Top Hat provides opportunities for our athletes to connect with our members through a variety of methods, including in-person and virtual events, autographs, apparel, NFTs, social media engagement, and more. Prospective members have the option to sign up for a monthly or annual membership, with each level of commitment coming with a varying set of benefits to our members.
Top Hat’s organizational structure consists of:
Five individual membership categories ranging from $25/month to $10,000 annually, each with unique benefits for our members
Corporate membership options with benefits for corporates that want to contribute to the success of our athletes
An advisory council consisting of current and former athletes as well as additional stakeholders
Founder and CEO Drew Vandemore who leads Business Development opportunities for our athletes
Partnership with Athlete Licensing Company for compliance and monetary related actions such as contracting, payments, tax statements, regulatory compliance, etc.
How We Help Athletes
Top Hat supports athletes by providing them with opportunities to monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness through things like in-person and virtual events, autographs, apparel, NFTs, social media engagement and more. Our athletes have the opportunity to directly connect with fans and supporters, which in turn builds their personal brands and increases earning potential. Each Top Hat athlete will be compensated for participating in our events as well as receive recurring revenues from all products sold through the collective.
Our Partnership With Athlete Licensing Company
As of July 1, 2021 all NCAA student athletes have the opportunity to monetize their Name, Image, and Likeness. This landmark legislation for the first time allows current student athletes to be compensated while maintaining their eligibility. In accordance with NCAA rules, Top Hat Collective’s athletes must be current or former student athletes. Top Hat does not provide monetary compensation as an influence to attend certain schools and does not sign prospective student athletes.
As this space continues to evolve, it is important that Top Hat stays up to date with the most current NCAA, Federal, State and School legislation in order to maintain our participating athlete’s eligibility. In order to ensure we are compliant with all regulatory requirements, Top Hat has partnered with Athlete Licensing Company (ALC) to handle contracting, tax and other requirements related to maintaining our athletes’ eligibility. ALC is a leader in the NIL space, partnering with over 10 collectives to provide similar services as of April 7, 2022. ALC works with both Top Hat and our athletes directly on each transaction to ensure we are compliant with any regulatory requirements and provides compensation to our athletes within our contractually agreed upon terms.
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CORPORATE MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST!