Champions For Life

A Campaign Against Student Athlete Suicide

Did you know?

Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death for student athletes.

  • Current data shows student athlete suicide rates are 7.5% and as high as 8.6% with tripling rates among female athletes.

  • A student athlete is much more likely to be killed by suicide than by head injury caused by sports.

  • These statistics don’t include those student athletes who have had suicidal thoughts or have attempted suicide. 

Suicide is a preventable condition. 

Athletes can feel pressure from factors such as:

  • Sports injuries that can cause severe damage to an athlete’s identity and self worth when they are no longer able to play

  • Failure to live up to expectations - whether from coaches, teammates, family, or even themselves - which can be devastating 

  • Being overwhelmed from the challenges of balancing all the demands of life - sports, academics, work, family responsibilities and social life

  • Navigating our every changing and challenging world in which we live in addition to the overload of information consumed from the this age of technology. The social media era has only exacerbated anxiety and pressure.

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Athletes are experiencing post-pandemic stress and depression.

Depression, anxiety and mental exhaustion is 1.5-2x higher than pre-pandemic leaving more people than ever in isolation without an escape.

Student athlete suicide doesn’t just affect the athlete.

It devastates the lives of families, teams, friend circles, schools and communities. 

Currently 67% of students know where to seek mental health support, however less than 50% actually feel comfortable seeking a mental health provider.

Awareness is a start but it's not enough.

Champions for Life

Standing Together

  • At Champions For Life, we support student athletes in the fight against suicide.

  • We bring teams together along with coaches, parents, family and friends to speak the same winning language to empower and connect every athlete.

  • We help communities stand together, with each other to always win not just in the game, but in life.

    The goal of Champions for Life is preventing ALL student athlete suicide deaths.

What Can We Do?

Help our student athletes win before they even step out on the court.

Help Champions for Life give mental health support through sports mental performance coaching to take them from anxiety, depression and to a living and winning mindset

Courageous, Confident, Controlled, Compassionate and Connected

Athletes who not only excel at performance but have fun playing and competing in their sport, develop an unbreakable bond united with their team and social support and win not just on the court but also in life being able to deal with any obstacle life brings.

Donate today to fund scholarships to make sports mental performance programs available for student athletes who are at risk.
When you partner with Champions for Life - You make a difference.



When you partner with Champions for Life - You make a difference.


Thank you for supporting our Champions for Life campaign at Bay Laurel Athletics! Your generosity is instrumental in empowering student athletes through mental coaching support. We want to inform you that at this time, our campaign is not yet a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. As a result, donations made to the campaign are not eligible for tax deductions. While we are actively working towards obtaining non-profit status, your contribution directly fuels our mission to provide crucial mental coaching resources to student athletes. Every dollar you contribute goes directly to fund mental coaching support for student athletes.

To bring Champions for Life to your school contact us via email.

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