April 20, 2022–Griffon Esports at Missouri Western State University will host a 24-hour livestream for charity starting at 4 p.m. Thursday, April 21. The stream will originate from the Griffon Esports Arena in Blum Union and can be viewed on the program’s Twitch channel, twitch.tv/griffon_esports.
Esports is once again partnering with Extra Life to benefit Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Those watching the gamers via the stream will be asked to contribute via the team’s Extra Life page.
The stream will include two special one-on-one matches featuring Missouri Western administrators. Dr. Elizabeth Kennedy, president, will take on Darrell Morrison, vice president for finance and administration, at 11 a.m. on Friday, and Chris Dunn, chief of staff, will play Becky Dunn, chief communications officer at 2 p.m. on Friday.
Students oversee all aspects of the production. Griffon Esports is pleased to partner with two local businesses, Pie Five and EXP Gaming Lounge, which will sponsor segments of the stream.
Last year, Griffon Esports raised more than $5,000 for the Children’s Miracle Network through various efforts, including two 24-hour livestream events.
Missouri Western State University is a student-centered learning community preparing individuals for lives of excellence through applied learning. Missouri Western is located in St. Joseph, Mo., and is committed to the educational, economic, cultural and social development of the region it serves. Visit missouriwestern.edu.