This press release from GamingLyfe.com (a website I admittedly do not frequent) is a little convoluted, but the long story short is this:
The Red Wings and the Pistons, along with the Boys & Girls Club of Southeastern Michigan, Big Sean, and a gentleman named Tyler “Ninja” Blevins are collaborating on a program that will help kids pursue careers in sports, entertainment, and yes, “esports.”
How will the Red Wings be involved? That’s a very good question, and here’s the answer:
Detroit Red Wings team up with The Children’s Foundation to deliver year-round programming
As part of their landmark Learn, Play, Score program, the Detroit Red Wings are teaming up with The Children’s Foundation and BGCSM to introduce Esports + Hockey. The program will provide year-round hockey connectivity for young BGCSM members across metro Detroit through hands-on learning experiences, esports engagement, and workforce development. Additional details about this program will be announced later.
“The Red Wings are excited to continue growing the impact of Learn, Play, Score in the city of Detroit through the Esports + Hockey program with The Children’s Foundation and Boys & Girls Clubs of Southeastern Michigan,” said Kevin Brown, director of community impact for the Detroit Red Wings and Detroit Tigers. “We can’t wait to announce the details of this groundbreaking, year-round interactive program soon.”
Continued; esports is a real career path for some younger folks (and not so young folks) these days, so it’s pretty cool to know that the Red Wings are supporting that particular endeavor.