Posted on March 18th, 2020
Last November, a group of Eastern Michigan University (EMU) alumni announced the formation of GameAbove – an advisory board dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students and faculty.
This team is comprised of a diverse group from all ages and backgrounds including great EMU athletes, current entrepreneurs, successful business people, Hall of Famers and select EMU coaches – all EMU graduates.
To date, $13.5 million has been committed towards supporting a variety of initiatives which advance the capacity and wellbeing of the University’s community.
During his time as a student, our founder Zach Wigal helped champion a cultural landscape that has evolved to embrace video games and esports as part of student life. Simultaneously, Gamers for Giving has become a marquee event on EMU’s campus. We’ve been grateful to call the University our home through the years.
Recognizing the impact esports and gaming has on campus life, we’re thrilled to announce GameAbove is making a $150,000 contribution in support of Gamers Outreach programs and the continuity of our annual Gamers for Giving fundraiser.
These funds provide a major boost to this year’s fundraising objective, and will ultimately help us make a tremendous difference in the lives of hospitalized children.
“GameAbove is very excited to partner with Zach and Gamers Outreach.”, said Keith J. Stone, GameAbove advisory board member. “We’re all about giving back and helping bring light to EMU, and the Gamers for Giving event has done that over the years. We wanted to be part of that.”
In the coming months, we intend to provide guidance to GameAbove on a handful of esports projects (to be shared at a later date) which will enhance the attendee experience at future Gamers for Giving events.
We’re looking forward to sharing more about GameAbove during this year’s online stream broadcast, and returning to the Convocation Center with our LAN party in 2021.
We’ve updated this year’s fundraising meter to include contributions from GameAbove, Love Your Melon, our sponsors, and donations received from the community thus far!
Be sure to give GameAbove a follow on social media in thanks for their support!
We’ll see you this March 28th & 29th online!