Esports at UCF Plays to Battle Blood Cancer

Author: Guilherme Hiray Leal 22’

Posted Thursday, September 24, 2020 @ 3:57 PM

(Orlando, FL) – A pandemic can stop the world, but it cannot stop cancer. The Esports Club at UCF partnered with the Gift of Life to raise funds for their Bone Marrow Registry last weekend.

     “Our big reason for choosing to participate was just wanting to help promote this amazing cause and spread awareness of how easy it is to join a bone marrow registry,” said Jacob Powers, treasurer for Esports at UCF.

     Gift of Life and Misfits Gaming teamed up with Florida colleges to create a weekend long streaming marathon to raise awareness and money for people suffering from blood cancer. Gift of Life Marrow Registry’s mission is to cure blood cancer through cellular therapy. They are passionate about engaging the public to help everyone getting involved whether as a donor, a volunteer or as a financial supporter.

     Luis Gomez, marketing coordinator for Esports at UCF, and Powers said the club agreed to be part of the event without hesitation.

      “We genuinely learned something about bone marrow donation and the effect it can have on other people’s lives,” Gomez said.

     If you are interested in making a donation or learning more about the partnership between the Esports Club at UCF and Gift of Life, please check the links below.

UCF Sport Clubs are part of University of Central Florida’s Recreation and Wellness Center, funded and supported by the Student Government (SGA). UCF’s Sport Clubs have won nearly 40 team and individual titles since 2003. Club teams are recreational, instructional, and competitive.