RELEASE – Author to Speak about Legacy of Len Bias at T.C. Williams H.S. Fall Sports Banquet



Local Author to Speak about Life Skills as part of Born Ready Project

The T.C. Williams High School athletic department will offer a unique presentation at its Fall sports banquet next week. Local author and journalist Dave Ungrady will speak to the school’s athletes about lessons from the rich legacy of Len Bias and will teach them decision making skills.

The presentation, sponsored by T.C. Williams High School athletics and the Born Ready Project, will take place Monday, December 2 at T.C. Williams High School’s auditorium. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

William Campbell, a board member for Alexandria City Public Schools, helped facilitate the event. The event is funded by the Born Ready Project’s GoFundMe Campaign, which pays for speeches to students in underserved communities. T.C. Williams High School will not have to contribute any funds to pay for presentation.

Ungrady developed the Born Ready Project from his fourth book, Born Ready: The Mixed Legacy of Len Bias. Ungrady was a soccer player and scholarship track and field athlete at the University of Maryland in the late 1970s. A journalist whose work has appeared in the Washington Post, the New York Times, among others, he is the author of four books on sports. For more information, go to

The book, published in 2011, has been approved by Prince George’s County School’s for use in its libraries, due in part to its messages of resilience and the importance of decision making. Those two topics are the focus of the Born Ready Project, which teaches life skills primarily to teenagers and young adults.

Born Ready books will be available for purchase at the event. All proceeds benefit the Born Ready Project.

For more information, contact:
T.C. Williams High School
Executive Associate Principal, Athletics and Student Activities

Dave Ungrady
GoGrady Media/Born Ready Project

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