Sportradar has revealed a free Athlete Wellbeing documentary-style video to its Integrity Services partners.
The educational content aims to bring attention to the impact of legal sports betting on athletes’ mental health, examining how sports betting affects the mental health of sports performers.
The release also looks to highlight the sports data company’s commitment to the growing sports betting industry by providing solutions and supporting stakeholders.
Alongside the Athlete Wellbeing program partners, the video features former professional footballer and two-time gold medalist Lindsay Tarpley Snow, professional baseball player Garrett Whitlock, and current college basketball player Connor McCaffery, who will be sharing their stories and perspectives on the topic.
Sportradar’s Athlete Wellbeing program assists its partners by providing resources and support to help them teach their athletes about the potential harms linked with sports betting and the impact the industry can have on them.
Through the program, leagues and governing bodies can provide their athletes with an “enhanced appreciation” of sports betting’s potential mental health impact, “greater awareness” of the signs and processing of how they feel, and a “better understanding” of the resources available to them.
The Athlete Wellbeing program is part of the Sportradar Integrity Services’ strategy of utilising monitoring, investigation, and education to protect sporting integrity.
Earlier this year at SBC Summit North America, Sportradar’s Chairman of the Board Jeff Yabuki gave a keynote speech where he explored how talking about mental health can unlock unimaginable potential.