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Gator Nation Introduces new NIL Organization Florida Victorious

Gator Nation introduced Florida Victorious on Tuesday, a new program to transform their NIL operations. Florida Victorious will raise money and fund NIL deals for student athletes at UF.

New NIL Organization: Florida Victorious

Florida Victorious is an expansion of the non-profit Florida Achievement Support Trust (F.A.S.T.) founded in 2022. This previous organization supported 84 student athletes from the UF Football and Softball teams.

“As the NIL landscape continued to evolve, we realized that now is the time for us to step up,” said Nate Barbera, the CEO of Florida Victorious. “A few months ago, we started to put the plans in the works for what is Florida Victorious.”

“It’s critical to have a strong NIL organization to support UF athletes and win doing it in the right way,” Barbera added. “Our goal is to build an organization that all of Gator Nation can be proud of.”

Additionally, Florida Victorious offers different membership options for fans. They range from $15 – $250 per month and 90% of the revenues will go to student athletes.

“We have welcomed members of Gator Collective into our family as part of Florida Victorious which is offering a fan experience and insider access to content, and unique experiences and events,” Barbera said. “We are excited to provide fans with a one stop shop to support UF’s student athletes with the goal of really making a difference in our communities, making a life changing impact on our student athletes, and supporting these wonderful young men and women who are representing the Gators.”

96 Club Tier

“Our most exciting tier is the 96 club,” Barbera said. “It’s a direct tribute to the Gators first National Championship in Football.”

Furthermore, members of the club will receive a polo and a hat or visor with a special logo that was designed by former Gator great, James Bates who was on that National Championship team. There is an annual event held at Spurriers Grill with the head coach and other members of the 1996 team.

Foundations

The Florida Victorious Foundation will continue to work with charities such as Southwest Advocacy Group (SWAG) of Gainesville, North Central Florida YMCA, Food4Kids and the Education Foundation of Alachua County. For the previous F.A.S.T. Organization, they created beneficial NIL partnerships with the Habitat for Humanity of Alachua County, the Ronald McDonald House of North Central Florida, The St. Francis House and The Bread of the Mighty Food Bank.

Student Athlete Tailgate

Florida Victorious is holding a tailgate before the Orange and Blue Game Thursday at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The tailgate is from 4-7 p.m. Also, Gators athletes: Will Richard, Jasmine Moore, Ryan Willie, Jac Caglianone, Wyatt Langford, Charla Echols, Kendra Falby and Skylar Wallace will all be at the event. 

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