The Boise State University Foundation made its first visit to the campus esports arena earlier this month. On February 10, some of the universities biggest private supporters got a chance to see the esports program in person for the first time. This visit was many of the Foundations members first introduction to the world of collegiate esports.
The Foundation was first founded in 1964 and includes some of the top private donors for Boise State University. “The Foundation works closely with the Division of University Advancement to inspire, generate, and prudently manage private support for the university.” according to the official university page of the Foundation. High ranking university officials, such as Boise State President Dr. Marlene Tromp were also in attendance for the event.
The special event included a show match of Boise State vs Colorado State in Rocket League, which the Broncos swept 3-0. Varsity players Gabriel Reynolds and Emiliano Flroes also attended the event to showcase their Rocket League skills and meet Foundation members. Many students involved with production also met with foundation members and talked about their experiences with the program. Special remarks were given by both head coach Dr. Chris Haskell and university president Dr. Marlene Tromp at the event. Overall, the night was an exciting opportunity for students and staff to showcase Boise State Esports to an entirely new audience.
Written by Jacob Palmer.