Colorado sports betting regulators approve program to battle student-athlete harassment

Colorado sports betting regulators approve program to battle student-athlete harassment

Article brief provided by Legal Sports Report
  • James Gazzale, Legal Sports Report
May 1, 2023 8:13 PM

The Colorado sports betting market will soon provide an avenue for college athletes to receive mental health support and report harassment when they are targets of online abuse.

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The Colorado Department of Revenue on Thursday approved $215,000 in grant funding for Kindbridge Research Institute to develop the Colorado Athlete Wellbeing Program.

Launching later this year, the program will deliver app-based mental health services and training to more than 20 collegiate athletic programs in the state.

A recent ESPN article claimed an increase in social media threats against athletes nationwide. The Colorado Athlete Wellbeing Program will provide a ‘pathway to treatment’ for college athletes dealing with online abuse.