Commonwealth NIL - Virginia Tech Hokies Collective
MAY 1, 2023 UPDATE: Triumph NIL acquired Commonwealth NIL in late April in a move that ceased operations for the collective that was originally launched in March 2022. PREVIOUS INFORMATION: Launched in March 2022, Commonwealth NIL is a local company that is affiliated with Gentry Locke Attorneys, which has multiple locations throughout Virginia. To this point, they have been raising money for NIL contracts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It was founded by Nick and Forrest Rush. “When we started Commonwealth NIL, we knew that in order to be successful we had to engage all of Hokie Nation,” Forrest Rush said. “That’s why we are excited to announce our subscription service which allows all Hokie fans to participate in NIL activities.” The collective has a partnership with Tech Sideline, a Virginia Tech athletics website that has been operating for more than 25 years. Among the charities that Commonwealth NIL is partnering with are Buddy Check 22 and the Gaye Whitaker Memorial Fund. Buddy Check 22 works with veterans. Their primary goal is to give aid to veterans and prevent suicide in them. Meanwhile, the Gaye Whitaker Memorial Fund helps women who are battling cancer.