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Michigan QB J.J. McCarthy to donate $10K in NIL earnings

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J.J. McCarthy is following by on his pledge earlier this yr to donate a portion of his Title, Picture and Likeness (NIL) earnings again to charity.

Michigan’s freshman quarterback introduced late Monday plans to disperse a sum of greater than $10,000 to varied youngsters’s hospitals and a fund benefitting the victims of the Oxford Excessive Faculty taking pictures.

In a submit on social media, McCarthy unveiled a graphic with a breakdown of the donations, writing, “As promised, a portion of my NIL cash will likely be devoted to youngsters’s hospitals, households, and packages in want.”

Right here’s the place he’s planning to ship the cash:

• The most important portion, $3,000, will likely be donated to the Oxford faculty fund, benefitting households affected by the current taking pictures at Oxford Excessive Faculty that killed 4 and injured seven.

• $2,000 every will likely be donated to the Charles Woodson Medical Analysis Fund at C.S. Mott Youngsters’s Hospital in Ann Arbor and internship program at Lurie’s Youngsters’s Hospital in Chicago.

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• $1,000 every will likely be donated to the Dance Marathon 4 Children on the College of Nebraska Youngsters’s Hospital and Little Heroes League, “benefitting a number of hospitals.”

• $500 every will go to the Hurley Youngsters’s Hospital Pediatric Public Well being middle in East Lansing, Penn State Youngsters’s Hospital and the “Protected Children Baltimore” fund on the College of Maryland Youngsters’s Hospital.

In complete, McCarthy plans to donate $10,500 of cash earned from his NIL ventures. The transfer comes only a few weeks after Michigan operating again Blake Corum went door to door in Ypsilanti handing out Thanksgiving meals paid for by his NIL earnings, a gracious overture that generated nationwide headlines, and days after head coach Jim Harbaugh pledged to redirect all bonus cash earned this yr again to Michigan’s athletic division to reimburse staff whose pay was reduce throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NCAA relaxed guidelines pertaining to Title, Picture and Likeness final summer season, opening the door for student-athletes to earn cash by endorsement offers and out of doors enterprise ventures. Final July, McCarthy pledged to “donate a proportion of all the things I earn by NIL to non-profit organizations akin to C.S. Mott Youngsters’s Hospital in Ann Arbor and Lurie Youngsters’s Hospital in Chicago in my quest to affect the lives of future generations.”

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