Iowa Swarm Collective continues to expand its NIL impact

Iowa City, IA – Papa Johns Pizza of Iowa announced today that the company will be partnering with Iowa Swarm Collective in support of Iowa men’s and women’s basketball athletes. 

“We at Papa Johns of Iowa are excited about our partnership with Swarm to support the Iowa Men’s and Women’s basketball athletes. This interactive partnership will benefit our communities, customers, and our team members. We feel that our values are in line with the Iowa basketball programs when it comes to commitment, superiority and the overall strive for excellence.” 

Men’s and women’s basketball athletes will participate throughout the year in various activities for Papa Johns of Iowa including in person meet & greets along with social media campaigns. In addition, they will also work together in giving back to the community – Pizza with Purpose.  

“Our Women’s Basketball athletes are honored and thrilled by the support being provided by Matt Donaldson and Papa Johns Pizza of Iowa.” Said head coach Lisa Bluder, “It is an exciting time for our student-athletes to be engaged in communities across the state largely thanks to support like this. Our women are excited to build new relationships and grow the partnership with Papa John’s!” 

Head Coach Fran McCaffery says of the partnership, “our athletes are very appreciative of Matt Donaldson and Papa John’s of Iowa for their generous support. Their commitment will provide numerous opportunities for our men’s basketball student-athletes. We look forward to a great relationship between Papa Johns of Iowa and our athletes.”  

Brad Heinrichs, CEO of the Swarm adds, “the new partnership with Papa Johns of Iowa is an exciting opportunity for members of our men’s and women’s basketball team. Papa Johns of Iowa is owned and operated by Iowans and is a great fit for Swarm as we work to expand our footprint across the state of Iowa and provide NIL opportunities for our Iowa student-athletes.” 

The Swarm Collective is a non-profit organization founded last July and works with Iowa men’s & women’s basketball and football student-athletes to facilitate partnerships with local charities and nonprofits, business owners, and the surrounding communities while compensating student athletes for their charitable efforts.  

About Papa Johns Pizza of Iowa 

Papa Johns Pizza of Iowa is an independent franchisee of Papa Johns International operating 28 pizza restaurants throughout the states of Iowa, Illinois, and South Dakota. 

About SWARM 

The Swarm Collective, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation organized exclusively to enable and empower the University of Iowa student-athletes in amplifying their NIL opportunities by contributing their time and diversity of talents through charitable work with non-profits, being active while giving back to our communities, and providing mentorship to our future generation of leaders.  


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