West Palm Beach, FL., June 29, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — OpenLocker, Inc, a subsidiary of OpenLocker Holdings Inc., (“OpenLocker” or the “Company” OTCQB:OLKR) is excited to announce the launch of the 242 Club, a community dedicated to supporting student-athletes at Manhattan College located in Bronx, NY and creating opportunities for meaningful engagement between students, fans, alumni and local merchants. Male and female athletes in all sports will have the opportunity to profit for their Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) through appearances and collectibles that connect merchants to fans of Manhattan College. The 242 Club will host tailgates, exclusive post-game events and experiences in collaboration with local businesses to celebrate student-athletes’ successes and establish a long-lasting community.
A limited-edition collection of authentic collectibles hand-signed by the student-athletes will be released on OpenLocker’s fan friendly platform that grants access to additional utility and experiences so fans can engage and support their favorite student-athletes. To fulfill its mission of putting athletes first in this new era of NIL, OpenLocker pays student-athletes the majority of revenue generated from their collectibles and coordinates generous compensation for appearances. OpenLocker also empowers athletes by giving them a voice on the company’s media channels including the 242 Club podcast which will be available on Apple, Spotify and YouTube.
Brendan O’Brien, alumnus of Manhattan College, “We look forward to connecting the community and tying in local businesses with FanFest events, experiences, and rewards. As a former student-athlete, it’s gratifying to see the exciting NIL opportunities that are now possible. OpenLocker has an incredible vision that resonates with our fans and supporters.”
OpenLocker has launched communities at several institutions, including the University of Florida (Gataverse), Florida Atlantic University (PowerOwlz Club), UConn (Bone Yard Huskyz Club) and Radford University (Rowdy Redz).