Esports Brings Long Beach Kids Out of Shell, Thanks to Cal State Dominguez Hills Students

Esports broke out at the Century Villages at Cabrillo last week, thanks to a group of college students from Cal State Dominguez Hills.

Ruby, a 10-year-old who lives at Century Villages at Cabrillo, was among the players. She’s resident at the 27-acre permanent supportive housing community that is home to more than 1,500 people, including veterans, seniors and families with children who have all experienced homelessness.

Children growing up at the Villages have the opportunity to participate in after-school programs, as well as summer enrichment programs, that help them succeed academically and socially. That effort offered something new on Thursday, July 22, when college students from CSUDH’s esports club came to host a video game tournament for the children.

This article originally appeared in the PRESS-TELEGRAM Website on July 28, 2021 by Gary Metzker.

Photo Credit: Howard Freshman, Grunion Gazette/SCNG