UD Varsity Esports Program

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46% of $2,000 goal
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About

The Project
Your support for UD Varsity Esports will allow for the growth of a new program at UD. The current Rocket League team has joined the NACE (National Association of Collegiate Esports) along with the NECC (National Esports Collegiate Conference) and will be in competition with other universities this school year.

Who We Are 
Students from the Rocket League club want to elevate their ability to compete nationally on a varsity level, representing UD. Our hope is to grow and include more games in the near future!

The Impact
In addition to benefiting the esports athletes, having a varsity program will promote the growing profession of esports for many majors and it will help connect students interested in gaming with one another in community. The objective for the UD Varsity Esports program is to enable students to compete nationally while building community throughout the UD gaming population. In a spring 2022 survey completed by 262 UD undergraduate students, 68% of the respondents indicated that they were interested in competitive esports, or both competitive and casual (non-competitive) gaming.  Reasons for involvement in gaming included stress relief, friendship, teambuilding, engagement, and skill development. Varsity Esports will increase the visibility of esports on campus, connecting competitive and casual players through a shared interest.

What Your Gifts Will Do
Your gift will support the current esports team, as well as many future teams as this program begins to grow and take shape across campus. The UD Varsity Esports program is looking to invest into an esports location by using funds to purchase equipment and technology necessary to allow students to compete on campus.

Thanks for Your Support!

Updates
Last Day to Contribute to UD Esports!

Today is the last day to contribute to the Flyer Funder for the UD Esports Program! Thank you to all who have supported the Esports program and for sharing the fundraising link with your friends and family. While we may not have reached our goal, the funds we have raised will greatly assist the Rocket League Esports teams and will help us begin to develop a dedicated space for esports and casual gaming at the heart of UD's campus!

88 days ago by Mason
Only A Few Days Remaining!

There's only a few more days remaining until our Flyer Funder ends! Thank you to all who have donated, shared, and supported this fundraiser! It means a lot to all of the students that you are all willing to support us. Make sure to continue sharing the Flyer Funder link with as many of your friends and family as possible!

91 days ago by Mason
We're Almost Halfway There!

Thank you to all who have donated to the program thus far! We're halfway through the duration of the fundraiser, and we've almost reached half of our goal. Please continue to share the link to the fundraiser with friends and family so that we can bring a collegiate esports program to life at UD!

104 days ago by Mason

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