The First E-Sports Digital Launch: The Dongguan Story

The First E-Sports Digital Launch: The Dongguan Story

The First E-Sports Digital Launch: The Dongguan Story 1200 800 Greg Bodzioch

The underserved population of children with special needs and their families in China is easily overlooked.

In the hopes of meeting some of these needs, a vision began. Kristine was asked by the Rainbow Umbrella Group of Dongguan to teach an inclusive art class, which consisted of ten boys and girls all under the ages of 12 years old. There was an overflow of gratitude from the parents. With these ten children’s families, the planning for E-Sports began. 

A small group of volunteers were ready and willing; although, more help was needed to make an impact.  Starting with about 12 volunteers, a digital online training was scheduled via Skype, where E-Sports Bay Area Director Greg Bodzioch helped train our 12 volunteers. 

Through constant communication from South China to San Francisco, we were able to equip our team to equip others. We started a Volunteer Training Seminar in order to expand our volunteer base.

Kristine Dominguez

The response from the community, which included college students and young professionals, was overwhelming. They were able to almost double their volunteer base with the first Volunteer Training.

Once we had a population to serve and volunteers, we were ready to kick off the program.  Our first E-Soccer event was a success! The program continues to flourish and provide a safe environment for children.

Kristine Dominguez

The successful launch of E-Soccer in Dongguan is a powerful reminder of how much of a need there is in the world for communities to embrace inclusion. We’re excited about what comes next for our newest member of the international E-Soccer family!

About the author

Greg Bodzioch

Greg is the co-founder and director of E-Sports. In 2000, Greg and longtime friend Russ Ewell started the first E-Soccer program. He has led E-Sports to grow to over 1,000 kids participating annually in multiple sports programs around the Bay Area and internationally.

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