Why we started Untold Athletes.
My name is David Ball and, until recently, I was a senior on the BYU Men’s Tennis Team. On March 12, 2020 my twenty year tennis career came to a screeching halt due to COVID-19. As I talked to athletes around the country, it pained me to hear that so many athletes would not get the closure or recognition they deserved with such an abrupt ending. These athletes stories were powerful and inspiring.
With the help of some amazing individuals, we started Untold Athletes as a way to share the inspiring stories of athletes who lost their seasons to COVID-19. Since then, we have expanded the Untold Athletes platform to sharing all athletes stories, focusing recently on Black athletes. We are committed to telling the stories that haven’t been told, and to giving a voice to athletes that are not always represented. We have been overwhelmed and uplifted at the strength of the sports community and look forward to sharing more stories.