Legacy Pro Sports

FOUNDATION

Improving The Lives of Athletes

OUR VISION

At Legacy Pro Sports Foundation, we are dedicated to transforming the lives of athletes facing the dual challenges of mental health and performance pressures. We envision a world where every athlete—at the youth, collegiate, or professional level—has access to the comprehensive support they need to thrive both on and off the field. Our vision extends beyond the conventional boundaries of emotional wellness to embrace the holistic development of athletes, empowering them to navigate the complexities of their careers with confidence and resilience.

To actualize this vision, our mission encompasses a broad spectrum of services specifically designed to address the unique needs of athletes. Recognizing the critical importance of Name, Image, and Likeness (NIL) in today’s sports landscape, we offer specialized assistance in managing and leveraging these assets for career advancement and financial stability. Our services include career development, financial literacy, compliance and education, marketing and branding, social media management, and public relations.

Through these initiatives, Legacy Pro Sports Foundation commits to improving athletes’ mental health and emotional well-being and equipping them with the skills, knowledge, and resources to navigate the challenges and opportunities of their careers. Our holistic approach to athlete development underscores our belief in the potential of every individual we serve, aiming to foster a generation of athletes who are as accomplished and resilient in life as they are in their sports.

Together, we aspire to create a legacy of strength, resilience, and success for athletes at all stages of their journey.

BRANDON’S STORY

Brandon Siler, the Founder and President of Legacy Pro Sports, is a testament to resilience and the power of support in the face of mental health struggles. With a six-year NFL career abruptly ended by the heart-wrenching suicide of his teammate and close friend, Jevon Belcher, at the Kansas City Chiefs facility in 2012, Brandon faced a personal crisis that led him to retire from the sport he loved. The following years brought immense challenges, including his battle with anxiety and depression, which led to two suicide attempts.

Yet, through the darkness, Brandon found light in his unwavering faith and the specialized support of the Legacy Healthy Minds program. His journey through adversity inspired a profound understanding of the need for structured support in the NIL (Name, Image, and Likeness) landscape—a landscape often tumultuous and uncertain for athletes navigating their public personas and personal endeavors.

Today, as the head of Legacy Pro Sports, Brandon leverages his experiences to provide guidance and structure to current and former professional athletes. His aim is to ensure that others do not face these challenges alone, offering them the tools and resources necessary to build a fulfilling life beyond sports.

Collective Fundraising

The average collective nationally has raised between $3 million to $5 million, with a computed average of just under $3.9 million for all 211 collectives listed in a particular database. There’s substantial variation, with some collectives significantly outperforming or underperforming these averages.

Compensation

While the average compensation for student athletes on the Opendorse platform was about $1,300 per deal, the median compensation was about $65 per NIL activity. This significant difference suggests a few very large deals can inflate the average compensation figure.

Local vs. National NIL Deals 

In 2022, local NIL deals were more common than deals with national brands. Apparel/footwear led the categories, accounting for 20% of all NIL activity, followed by restaurants (14%), and technology, with NFT deals being prominent in the latter category.

Social Media Role’s

Social media is a huge part of NIL activity, representing 72% of all NIL-related activity. This encompasses athletes acting as influencers, promoting their own brands or merchandise, and selling content directly to consumers.

NIL SERVICES WE PROVIDE ATHLETES

Consult On NIL Collective Deals

Social Media Management

Public Relations

Legal Support

Content Creation

Charity Initiatives

Brand Partnerships

Marketing & Branding

Compliance & Education

Financial Literacy

Career Development

Administrative Support

35% of Professional Athletes Struggle with Mental Health Performance

Only 2% of student-athletes will go on to play professionally. According to various studies and reports, the percentage of professional athletes who struggle with mental health performance is significantly higher than that of the general population. The intense pressure and scrutiny that comes with being a professional athlete can take a toll on mental health, leading to conditions such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. These numbers highlight the need for increased support and resources to address the mental health and well-being of athletes.

20 – 35% of College Athletes Struggle with Mental Health Performance

Mental Health Performance is a pervasive issue that impacts millions of individuals worldwide, including college athletes. Unfortunately, mental health concerns in student-athletes are frequently overlooked, and identifying the signs of mental illness can be challenging. However, there are some common indicators, such as changes in mood, including increased irritability, sadness, or anxiety. Other symptoms may involve difficulty concentrating, alterations in sleep patterns, changes in appetite, or inconsistent performance.

DISABILITIES Technology-based Solutions We Service

Technology-based solutions for mental health have been gaining popularity in recent years, thanks to advancements in neuroscience and digital technologies:

  • Biofeedback
  • Neurofeedback
  • Brain Mapping

Biofeedback, neurofeedback, and brain mapping therapy are among the most promising technologies utilized to assess and treat mental health performance. Biofeedback involves monitoring a person’s physiological responses to stress, anxiety, or depression, and teaching them techniques to control those responses. Neurofeedback entails training the brain to regulate its activity, leading to improvements in cognitive and emotional functioning. Brain mapping therapy employs advanced imaging techniques to identify areas of the brain affected by mental health performance and target those areas for treatment. Overall, these technology-based solutions offer a unique and effective approach tailored to individual needs, providing hope and relief to those suffering from mental health performance.

BIOFEEDBACK

Biofeedback is a therapy that focuses on the connection between the mind and body to enhance both physical and mental well-being. In a biofeedback session, a skilled practitioner will use non-invasive sensors to measure specific bodily functions, which are then displayed on a screen. Through practice and guidance, individuals can learn to modify these functions without the need for additional equipment.

BRAIN MAPPING

An innovative technique that is gaining traction in the field of mental health, particularly among athletes. This technique involves the use of advanced neuroimaging technology to map the brain and identify any abnormalities or dysfunctions that may contribute to mental health issues. By analyzing the activity and connectivity of various regions of the brain, brain mapping can help diagnose conditions such as depression, anxiety, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in athletes. Additionally, brain mapping can provide valuable insights into the effects of sports-related concussions and traumatic brain injuries on mental health performance.

NEUROFEEDBACK

Neurofeedback, also referred to as EEG biofeedback, is a form of therapy that evaluates an individual’s brainwave activity through computer-based analysis. It uses visual or auditory signals to help patients recognize and modify their thought patterns. Consequently, patients can improve their brain function and potentially alleviate signs of neurological disorders and mental health problems. This therapeutic intervention is known for providing immediate feedback and has been shown to be effective in enhancing brain regulation.

1ST INAUGURAL PICKLEBALL & GOLF CLASSIC

We invite you to be a part of Legacy Pro Sports Foundation 1st Inaugural Pickleball and Golf Classic taking place on
July 30 – 31, 2023 at the Bella Collina Pickleball and Golf Course with the following scheduled events:

Pickleball Exhibition – July 30th, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Title Sponsor
 Orlando Squeeze of the Major League Pickleball. Watch for FREE Pros and Celebrities play and enjoy food, beverages, and games!

Gala & Auction July 30th, 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Enjoy an evening of fine dining with professional athletes, celebrities, and sponsors. Great opportunity to network! Bidding on silent auction items like signed football memorabilia from your favorite team, trips to Greece, and experiences like golfing in Ireland.

Golf Classic – July 31st, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM 

Closing Awards Banquet – July 31st, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM 

Orlando Squeeze
  • Event to be renamed featuring The Title Partner as the lead in title “X presents”
  • New social event logo lockup created featuring your brand used across all marketing and media assets
  • All owned mentions of Legacy Pro Sports’ Pickleball and Golf Event to include presenting partner both in logo and/or text mentions
  • Social amplification from @legacyprosports social media channels
  • Highest brand share of voice in social event press releases, website, marketing, materials, trailer, and recap videos
  • Lead brand inclusion on the social event website including placement on the masthead
  • VIP tickets (16 Tickets) and table allocation in one of two VIP Areas at the Gala and 2 foursomes of Golf
  • Dedicated court with stenciled logo for play for presented partner VIP ticket holders post-tournament
  • Featured Branding across LED screens at all events throughout the tournament & Gala events
  • 3-bedroom Villa onsite for the weekend
  • VIP tickets (8 tickets) and table allocation in one of two VIP Areas and 1 foursome of Golf
  • Dedicated court for sponsor guests post tournament
  • Prominent product placement video advertising on LED boards at all events throughout the tournament
  • Stenciled logo on Pickleball courts or banners
  • Callouts from Emcee during pickleball and golf play and the Gala as a primary sponsor
  • Social amplification from @legacyprosports social media channels
  • Prominently featured branding on social events with a QR Code directing them to your website.
  • 3-bedroom villa onsite for the weekend
  • VIP tickets (4 tickets) allocation in one of two VIP Areas and 1 foursome of Golf
  • Callouts from Emcee during the play and Gala as a primary sponsor
  • Social amplification from @legacyprosports social media channels
  • Prominently featured branding on social events with a QR Code directing them to your website.
  • 1 Golf foursome with celebrity or athlete. 
  • Callouts from Emcee during pickle ball and golf play and Gala as a primary sponsor
  • Social amplification from @legacyprosports social media channels
  • Prominently featured branding on social events with a QR Code directing them to your website.

Prominently featured branding on 1 hole with a QR Code directing participants to your website. 18 holes are available, you can purchase multiple-hole sponsorships. 

Prominently featured branding on 1 tee with a QR Code directing participants to your website. 18 tees available, you can purchase multiple tee sponsorships. 

The Legacy Sports Foundation is a Florida charitable trust recognized by the IRS as a tax-exempt public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (Federal Tax ID: 93-1424526). Contributions to The Legacy Sports Foundation are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

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