Iowa’s Caitlyn Clark, Almost Famous Popcorn in New Commercial
Iowa women's basketball star Caitlin Clark is a trailblazer on the basketball court. Now thanks to NIL deals in college sports, she is a trendsetter in that arena too!
CBS2 reports that Clark and Iowa-based Almost Famous Popcorn Company are featured in a new commercial released by Goldman Sachs. The commercial calls for the modernization of the U.S. Small Business Administration or SBA. The advertisement is believed to be the first-ever use of NIL, name, image, and likeness, used to advocate for a federal policy.
The commercial features Clark talking about her love of Almost Famous Popcorn and talks about the need to modernize the SBA, something that hasn't been done in her lifetime, according to CBS2. Sydney Rieckoff, co-owner of Almost Famous Popcorn, says she is thrilled to have Clark on board for the project.
As an Iowa small business owner, I am thrilled to have Caitlin Clark, who is a small business leader herself, lend her powerful voice to the important issue of modernizing the SBA.
Rieckoff went on to add that today's SBA needs to move faster allowing companies to quickly tackle today's business challenges, according to CBS2. Clark isn't the only athlete lending their likeness to the campaign. University of North Carolina basketball player Caleb Love and former women's college basketball player Iman McFarland are also featured.
CBS2 reports that Goldman Sachs is pressing policymakers to modernize the SBA by closing small business financing gaps, improve small business participation in the federal procurement marketplace, and support 21st Century small business development.