Donations with a Purpose

Using name, image, and likeness to shape the future of Cowboy and Cowgirl athletes and pave the way for a better Oklahoma.


2022 Report

Pokes With a Purpose

Pokes With a Purpose is a third-party entity not affiliated with Oklahoma State University. The organization's mission is to create and develop NIL opportunities for Oklahoma State student-athletes in cooperation with Oklahoma non-profit partners. Pokes With a Purpose matches student-athletes with a partner of their choosing, allowing them to connect with causes they truly believe in. These partnerships allow Oklahoma State student-athletes to showcase their community service efforts for future employers and leverage NIL policies to promote growth, enhanced opportunities, and financial benefits. As a 501(c)3 entity, Pokes With a Purpose also allows donors to give back to the community with a fully tax-deductible donation, while also supporting student-athletes.

Learn More

Our Partners

Oklahoma State is a family that believes in taking care of our community. Pairing student-athletes with local charities allows us to support student-athletes while also giving back to the community. Our carefully cultivated list of non-profit partners is intended to provide a direct impact to those in need in Stillwater and surrounding communities. Athletes volunteering not only make an impact in those organizations, but also bring media exposure that can help those organizations solicit much-needed funding.

Learn More


Fans can now donate to support OSU NIL efforts and give back to the local community. The impact of these donations is twofold: they support local organizations while also helping OSU stay competitive in the ever-changing national landscape. Supporting NIL activities ensures that OSU athletics will be in position to add additional banners to Gallagher-Iba Arena for years to come.

Donate Now

Hear From One of Our Own

This video features former Cowgirl softball player Chelsea Alexander as she discusses the mission of Pokes With a Purpose and the importance of NIL efforts and giving back to our local communities.

Latest News

OSU softball’s unprecedented NIL collective

Friday morning, OSU softball coach Kenny Gajewski discussed something never before seen in the college softball world. The Cowgirl softball team is partnering for a team-wide NIL deal.

Read More

Pokes With a Purpose: New OSU NIL

Oklahoma State now has two NIL collectives after the launch of Pokes With a Purpose. The group joins Unbridled representing Oklahoma State athletics.

Read More

Charitable Collective ‘Pokes With a Purpose’

A group of OSU alumni have started a nonprofit, with the mission of providing NIL opportunities for OSU student-athletes and fundraising opportunities for charitable organizations.

Read More

Oklahoma State Sees New NIL Collective

STILLWATER – It’s official now, Oklahoma State University and OSU student-athletes have two NIL collectives they can become involved with in order to make money off their name-image-and-likeness.

Read More

Test newsletter