MADD ESPORTS ARENA
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We have leased the space at the Selma Mall that formerly housed Blockbuster in hopes of turning it into the Esports Arena and video gaming lounge for the students of Selma City, Dallas County and area private schools.
The goal here is Esports, electronic Sports. As a student at Southside High School in Dallas County in 1999, Selma High School hosted the state track Championship. Why not build the first Alabama ARENA here in Selma and put Selma back on the map for an atheletic championship?
Esports, essentially online video games such as Fortnite and League of Legends, were approved by the Alabama High School Athletics Association (AHSAA) last April as a varsity sport. Since their approval teams across the state have established their own teams, and some students across the country have even earned ESports Scholarships. However there is no dedicated Arena.
The AHSAA is 100 percent behind this project which is an amazing partner to have right now..
Just this past spring over 400 students from 40 schools competed in the ESports state championship last year.
We are looking to help improve that number currently by encouraging area schools to establish ESports teams. We have already spoken with Dallas County Schools Superintendent Hattie Shelton and with Selma City Schools Superintendent Dr. Avis Williams as well they are both on board.
After speaking with both superintendents, we aim to speak with each principal to discuss the benefits an ESports program would provide students now.
We recently spoke to the Selma Rotary Club to seek support for his project and they are 100% aligned with our vision
There is a huge rising popularity of ESports, nearly 36 million people watched the last ESports championship, compared to the 20 million people that watched the last game of the NBA finals.
We believe that ESports can be a way for kids who aren't interested in athletics to still meet with each other, work as a team and participate in an extracurricular activity.
There's a lot of kids who don't play sports that need something to do after school and we believe we can fill that void.
We want to stress that this will be a true safe haven, and safety is an important feature of the future space.
We seek to create a family-friendly space where kids can safely interact with one another, play video games and avoid trouble.
We want to create a space where a parent can leave their child for five or six hours and feel that they're completely safe.
Our vision for the project is huge, but the project is still in its earliest stages and needs much financial support before it come to fruition.
We're starting with no budget, We're using our own paychecks right now so we 100% invested and committed.
As of now a few consoles and a large percentage of the furniture have been acquired but the project still has a long way to go.
We're going on faith right now but that comes with favor and we are excited to receive whatever is on our path.
The arena and gaming lounge needs gaming consoles, televisions, transportation to get children in remote spaces to and from the space, furniture, building materials for gaming stations, carpet cleaning, electrician and plumbing services and security for both the arena and the parking once the project is completed.
We are in the process of writing grants to get the project completed, but even if grants are received additional financial assistance will likely needed.
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