FORMER UFC HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION AND OLYMPIAN DANIEL CORMIER PARTNERS WITH TAKI TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR WRESTLING PREP THROUGH PERSONALIZED VIDEOS
Organization Offers Free Online Seminars and Training to Young Wrestlers Prepping for College During Coronavirus Crisis
Fans Can Request a Daniel Cormier Taki Video Here
San Jose, CA (April 3, 2020) – Taki, a new video platform offering truly valuable personalized content, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion and Olympian Daniel Cormier announced an exclusive partnership today that will donate all proceed to Wrestling Prep, a training and competitive organization that offers the best trainers in the industry while assisting with college admissions and recruiting preparations. In response to COVID-19, Wrestling Prep is committed to providing free online seminars and training for student athletes during coronavirus shutdown.
“With so many students unable to continue their training due to Coronavirus related shutdowns, Wrestling Prep is a much needed resource to keep athletes active and training,” said Daniel Cormier. “I am blessed to have amazing fans that Taki allows me to hear from and communicate with directly while giving back and helping the next generation of wrestlers.”
Each month, Cormier will offer fans the opportunity to connect with him directly by purchasing a Taki for $100 with all proceeds going directly to the Wrestling Prep organization. Cormier has committed to ten videos per month which are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Fans can engage with Cormier in a variety of different ways by requesting insight on his historic career, seeking training, personal advice or a motivational pep talk for themselves or a loved one. Once Cormier fulfills the request, Taki will send the video directly to the fan who can then share it across their social media accounts, send it as a gift or enjoy it privately.
“With Taki, fans are able to interact and engage with their favorite creators, athletes and digital celebrities like never before,” said Mahesh Vellanki, General Manager of Taki. “Joining forces with Daniel is the perfect opportunity to demonstrate that short-form personalized videos can successfully jumpstart charity awareness and fundraising.”
A dedicated supporter of Carolyn Wester, founder and head coach at Wrestling Prep, Cormier chose to support this organization because of how valuable a resource it has been for the wrestling community and how collaborative their relationship has been in the past. The connection comes from both of them teaching at American Kickboxing Academy and has now evolved into this new Taki campaign that encourages continued training for aspiring athletes.
“During this national time of social distancing and in response to the Covid 19 Pandemic, Wrestling Prep is providing extensive no cost comprehensive online seminars and training around important ancillary areas of needed expertise for success in being recruited and competition,” said Carolyn Wester, founder of WrestlingPrep. “Partnering with Daniel and Taki is helping raise awareness and funding in such a critical time for youth.”
Wrestling Prep will continue to offer free online wrestling classes that teach athletes how to get recruited online, how to make weight plus nutritional advice during the ongoing pandemic. Registrations can be made here.
Taki by Rally Network is a new personalized video platform that allows fans to request content from various digital creators including artists, musicians, athletes and Youtubers. The site provides an outlet for virtual entertainment and means for creators to earn additional income or utilize the platform for partnerships and fundraising efforts.
About Daniel Cormier
Daniel Cormier made history at UFC 226 when he defeated Stipe Miocic for the UFC Heavyweight Championship in 2018 becoming the No.1 Pound-For-Pound (P4P) fighter in the world. Cormier is just the second of two fighters in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes, simultaneously, and the only fighter to have defended at least one of his belts. Prior to the UFC, Cormier was a Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion and King of the Cage Heavyweight Champion giving him the distinction of having won a world championship belt in every promotion in which he has fought. Cormier is also a two-time Olympic wrestler and six-time U.S. Open national champion.