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Find Your Grind Awarding First-Ever eSports Scholarshihp at Gaming Event

6 Mar, 2018


Find Your Grind (FYG) is awarding its first ever eSports scholarship at the John P. Stevens High School (Edison, NJ) stop of the Jostens Renaissance Find Your Grind Tour.

The event will take place on March 6, 2018, from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (eSports scholarship will be awarded at 11 a.m.) at the John P. Stevens High School, 855 Grove Avenue, Edison, NJ 08820      

More than 2,000 students will attend the event, in which the $5,000- eSports scholarship will be awarded to one lucky student who shows passion for video games and eSports as a potential lifestyle.

The Jostens Renaissance Find Your Grind Tour will run through April 2018, hit more than 40 states and impact over 150,000 kids. The FYG Tour focuses on connecting, inspiring and educating youth on 21st century career possibilities.

FYG recently partnered with eSports infrastructure company, ReKTGlobal to announce the largest annual eSports lifestyle scholarship program in the U.S. With FYG set to give away $450,000 annually in eSports scholarships, this is the first of many to be awarded in 2018.

As the largest annual eSports lifestyle scholarship program in the U.S., the fund is open not only to highly-skilled eSports athletes, but also teens with a passion and interest in eSports, regardless of their education level or playing skill. To provide additional resources to encourage youth to pursue their passion of gaming, FYG’s partnership with ReKTGlobal will bring eSports to the organization’s wide range of programs that excite the passion and entrepreneurial spirit of the next generation of youth through experiential learning and events. ReKTGlobal will help FYG connect passionate youth with mentors - from eSports pro players and leaders to game developers - and expand upon the current FYG curriculum by connecting young talent with opportunities in the booming eSports industry, which is expected to grow to $1 billion in the next year.

The tour includes youth speaker Mike Smith, Find Your Grind founder Nick Gross, Natasha Barritt, Executive Director of the Find Your Grind Foundation, marketing director Luke “The Dingo” Trembath and influencers from around the country.

About Find Your Grind: Find Your Grind has non-profit roots. Nick Gross and Natasha Barritt started the foundation in 2015 to empower youth to find passion and purpose. In creating Los Angeles-based programs, events, and experiential learning opportunities, FYG saw an incredible need to show youth what was possible.

Find Your Grind has now been propelled into the education space: writing curriculum, creating live events, and launching our widely accessible online platform.

To learn more about Find Your Grind or the Find Your Grind Foundation, visit findyourgrind.comor fygfoundation.com.

About ReKTGlobal, Inc.: ReKTGlobal, Inc. is an eSports infrastructure company headquartered out of New York City that bridges the gap between traditional sports and eSports, providing solutions for the entire ecosystem.

For more information about ReKTGlobal, visit www.rektglobal.com.

Media interested in interviews and more information may contact ReKT@maxborgesagency.com.

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