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Skillshot, February 20 2020

Grand Opening of 8 to 80 Esports Center at YWCA of Miami-Dade

During Super Bowl LIV weekend, the Skillshot team went down to Miami to open up the latest 8 to 80 Zone in partnership with NFL Hall of Famers Steve Young and Jerry Rice, and the Forever Young Foundation. This esports and STEM center will provide underprivileged kids with access to essential technology to help them grow into the tech leaders of the future. 

“Jerry and I believe that parents of youth who are passionate about gaming should take time to understand the learning potential and opportunities that esports brings,” said Steve Young. “Gaming and the competitive esports world provides a stepping stone into coding, publishing, and mass media art. We as parents should embrace this.”

Many thanks to KontrolFreek, Alienware, SteelSeries, and Rocket League for providing gear to support the grand opening. It took a community of partners and organizations working together to make this center a reality. We're excited to see how it will serve the community for years to come. 

Want to open up your own esports center to serve the youth of your community? Get in touch with us at [email protected] and let's talk about the possibilities. 


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