The National Junior College Athletic Association Esports (NJCAAE) and The AbleGamers Charity, whose mission is to create opportunities that enable play, in order to combat social isolation, foster inclusive communities, and improve the quality of life for people with disabilities announce the formation of a new strategic partnership.
AbleGamers and the NCJAAE plan to program esports initiatives benefiting students and players with disabilities and to participate in joint promotional activities focused on 2-year college recruitment, 2-year scholarship and institutional opportunities, and 2-year collegiate esports. Both the NJCAAE and AbleGamers will also incorporate NJCAAE students into training opportunities and support through the AbleGamers network to increase representation and understanding of students and players with disabilities within the gaming community. The NJCAAE will include AbleGamers in NJCAAE governance for the benefit of students and players with disabilities as well as NJCAAE member institutions.
Executive Director of the NJCAAE, Jeff White, states, “Our excitement to partner with an organization with such a meaningful and powerful purpose and mission is almost unexplainable. We can’t wait to see all that we can achieve with Ablegamers while creating more awareness in the esports space.”
“We’re excited to partner with the NJCAAE and eager to support their program as they develop the future leaders of esports and the gaming industry. We’re looking forward to our partnership and to have them supporting our community initiatives to make gaming and the adjacent spaces more welcoming and inclusive for disabled players.“ Craig Kaufman, AbleGamers Charity.
For more information and full release: njcaa.org/esports/releases/NJCAAE_x_AbleGamers
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