In an effort to reach out to the community, Team Curse has started visiting the Boys & Girls Club of Santa Monica. Recently, the team went to the club to spend a day with the kids playing League of Legends, basketball, and more.
Picture courtesy of Boys & Girls Clubs of America
The Boys & Girls Club is an organization of local chapters that provides developmental programs and services to children between the ages of 7-18.
Jeremy Davis, the director of the Santa Monica chapter explained the mission of their club. "The important part of Boys & Girls Club is that we serve all youth. We are here to empower those who might not be empowered yet. It's a great place you to come and be yourself. You're going to be accepted no matter what".
Team Curse was able to play against the Boys & Girls Club League team, Team SMBGC. One of the members of the team, Christopher Wong, spoke about what the club means to him. "I like coming to the Boys & Girls Club so I can see my friends and play League of Legends with them and just to have fun".
"Our trip to the Boys and Girls club was a unique opportunity for us to share our passion for League with our younger fans," said Team Curse mid laner Joedat "Voyboy" Esfahani. "I didn't know what to expect before we arrived, but as soon as we walked in the room, the kids started cheering and clapping for us. From that moment on, I had a blast hanging out and chatting with the kids."
Voyboy continued, "One of the most rewarding parts was our League 5v5 match against their squad! They came out swinging, and it was a hard fought, 40-minute game. After the game, the team was able to give them some advice and answer questions, and they definitely took it to heart. I was glad I was able to contribute something to the kids and help the club."
CM Storm also gave Team SMBGC some high-quality gaming gear along with Devastator Combos to help improve their game, so they can beat Team Curse next time they visit! Check out the CM Storm Devastator Combo here.
"Seeing all these kids getting the help and guidance they deserved is refreshing," said Team Curse Owner Steve Arhancet. "It was awesome to be able to aid the club in their mission to help kids develop."
Team Curse also brought the club out to watch the LCS. "Right after the game I was just like, 'Man what happened?' Then, I came out here and just talked to all these kids. They don't care if you win or lose. They're just so happy to see us and that was awesome. It made me feel a lot better," said Voyboy after Team Curse's game against Cloud 9.
"I had a great time with the Boys and Girls Club crew and it was an honor to have them come out to support and cheer for us in our match against C9. Next time they come out, we will try our best to win for the kids!"
Team Curse is proud to support an organization that gives children a safe and encouraging place to develop. The team encourages fans to visit http://www.smbgc.org/ to volunteer your time and effort to the Santa Monica chapter. The organization also encourages everyone to volunteer at their local Boys and Girls Club. To find your local club, visit http://bit.ly/1nSCykN.