Monday, November 25th, 2019


Produced by Religion of Sports; Founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra

Documentary is Part of NBC Sports Regional Networks’ Comprehensive Mental Health Initiative HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports

STAMFORD, Conn. – November 25, 2019 – NBCSN presents the national presentation of HeadStrong, NBC Sports Regional Networks’ documentary about mental health and sports, Wednesday, November 27 at 10:30 p.m. ET following Wednesday Night Hockey.

The feature documentary tells the story of four elite athletes who have faced mental health challenges: Justise Winslow, forward/guard for the Miami Heat; Nathan Braaten, former Oregon State University soccer player and founder of Dam Worth It; Hayden Hurst, Baltimore Ravens tight end; and Clint Malarchuk, former goalie for the NHL’s Quebec Nordiques, Washington Capitals, and Buffalo Sabres. Six-time Pro Bowl receiver and Founder of House Of Athlete Brandon Marshall also appears in the program and serves as an executive producer.

The documentary is produced in partnership with Religion of Sports, the Sports Emmy-winning media company founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan, and Gotham Chopra.

HeadStrong is part of NBC Sports Regional Networks multiplatform initiative on mental health and men’s health, HeadStrong: Mental Health and Sports, which has taken place throughout November. The month-long campaign began with the debut of HeadStrong on each of the NBC Sports Regional Networks, on-site activations and events in several key markets, and robust short-form content featuring a broad array of perspectives on mental health and men’s health.

A series of more than 35 short-form digital video features focused on mental health and men’s health issues can be found on a special HeadStrong web page, An additional 50-plus combined short-form digital video features published by the NBC Sports Regional Networks are posted on their respective HeadStrong sites, focused on local subjects and stories. Written articles, social content, and other media complement the feature documentary and short-form videos.

The initiative follows NBC Sports Regional Networks’ successful documentary project last year on youth sports, entitled Fair Play, and the 2017 initiative TOMBOY, which focused on gender issues in sports. Both Fair Play and TOMBOY were produced by NBC Sports Regional Networks, and were televised nationwide on NBC Owned Television Stations and NBCSN.




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Religion of Sports is a Sports Emmy-award winning Sports Media Content company co-founded by Tom Brady, Michael Strahan and Gotham Chopra (CCO) and also guided by Ameeth Sankaran (CEO).  The company produces content ranging from short form video to podcast to feature films that answer the core question “Why Sports Matter”.  Content includes its flagship Religion of Sports series, Shut Up & Dribble on Showtime, the Emmy-winning docu-series Tom vs. Time with Tom Brady for Facebook Watch and most recently Stephen vs The Game with Stephen Curry also for Facebook Watch.