Every Kid Sports Partnership with MOGL
MOGL Partner Every Kid Sports (EKS) is a non-profit that provides youth sports grants to kids from income-restricted families so they can also experience the positive benefits of playing.
MOGL’s involvement with EKS roots from the deep passions of MOGL’s Co-Founders to help young athletes achieve their dreams and defeat financial limitations that may hold them back.
Here are their stories.
Chief Executive Officer Ayden Syal identified EKS three years ago while founding MOGL after researching on how youth sports have become a pay-to-play machine causing barriers to access for some children.
Since then, MOGL has committed to donating a portion of proceeds to local youth athletic programming in underserved areas of the community surrounding large collegiate athletic programs to continue fostering and promoting accessibility for all.
“Our goal is to support youth sports, as we both recognize what a profound impact sports had on us,” said Ayden. “We recognize that many families are not able to afford to pay for their kids to play, and Every Kid Sports is aligned with our philanthropic goals.”
MOGL Chief Athletic Officer Brandon Wimbush also resonates with the organization and emphasizes that he wouldn’t be where he is today if it weren’t for his supporting cast in his youthful years.
“I am from a single parent home, and throughout my life, I have been fortunate to have support from more than just my immediate family,” said Brandon. “We grew up in a small and tight knit community where everyone knew and supported one another.”
He continued, “one of my many coaches, who later became my godfather, was one of the many individuals who enabled my youth sports career by assisting with payments for things like travel, gear, registration and much more.”
Brandon is using his experiences to impact collegiate athletes and the youth sports community that supported him.
“It wasn’t until my 8th grade year when I seriously transitioned to football and after a couple of conversations with my high school athletic director and head coach, I knew my scholarship opportunities were going to come from football,” said Brandon. “I wouldn’t be here without the village and the people who cared for me along the way.”
EKS is aligned with MOGL’s mission as a platform that allows collegiate athletes to connect to businesses for NIL monetization opportunities.
EKS Regional Director of Business Development & Partnerships Michael Wakatama added, “we are thrilled to have MOGL as a partner with a shared mission in increasing access to youth sports and all the benefits that come with participation.”
“When I played for Notre Dame, I would say that 90% of the kids in the locker room were from families with limited income,” said Brandon. “Being able to monetize our talent would have been extremely helpful during that time.”
MOGL empowers athletes by giving them the ability to connect with brands who are interested in working with and compensating athletes for marketing campaigns and other influencer opportunities.
“Many athletes are foregoing college or leaving college early to go pro because they need to make money,” said Brandon. “By giving them these revenue opportunities, our hope is that athletes will choose a college education before going pro.”
Make a Difference
A crucial part of any non-profit organization is securing the resources necessary to make and sustain positive change. From your spare change to monthly donations, there are multiple ways to help EKS level the playing field of youth sports.
To sign up as an athlete or partner on MOGL, visit www.mogl.online.