Browns RB Kareem Hunt Hosts Fortnite Tournament At UA For Local Kids

AKRON, Ohio – Letting kids have fun while experiencing new possibilities in their education and future was the goal of Cleveland Browns who drove back Kareem Hunt Sunday when he hosted a kids’ Fortnite tournament featuring the Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio in Lorain.

Hunt started the day at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Desich Family Campus in northeast Ohio, where they toured the new esports facility set up for the kids. The esports center targets some of the older children of the Boys & Girls Clubs, offering them activities that suit their interests, but also giving them a greater purpose in the long run.

“It has been a huge success so far and has proved extremely popular with our club members here,” said Griffin Crowley, e-Sports for Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Ohio. “It’s really an opportunity for them to see where they can go if they participate in this program.”

While touring the facilities in Lorain, Hunt took photos, signed autographs and made memories with the kids. But that was not the end of their day.

“Something I love to do with esports and things like that, video gaming is something I’ve always loved, so just being able to spend the day with these kids and have fun and be someone they can look up to,” Hunt says. said. “I care because I’m from Lorain, I was born and raised here, my whole family is here. It’s not always easy to stand up as a kid, so I like to show these kids that we can have fun, you can always be positive and grow and learn.”

After hanging out in the Boys & Girls Clubs esports facility, Hunt took the kids to Akron to show them what esports could bring to their future if gaming became a passion.

Hunt hosted a Fortnite tournament at the University of Akron’s Esports Center, where all the kids in teams competed in rounds of games Sunday afternoon.

While the kids were excited about playing Fortnite with Hunt, they got an even bigger surprise when Browns cornerback Denzel Ward dropped by to join in. Not long after, Brown’s running back Nick Chubb came online to play in the tournament as well.

“I’m a real gamer. On Fortnite, I’m really a shooter, I don’t do too much building,” Hunt said before the tournament. Chubb is really good at it, just like D’Ernest [Johnson]they play it all the time.”

Chubb’s team went on a spree and won consecutive matches, which the kids were enthusiastically part of.

While the day was full of fun for the kids, it was also a way to introduce the kids to the opportunities esports can offer them in advancing their education, like the students in the University of Akron do, and present students with new ideas about what their future might look like.

“It gives our kids not just to be in the house, but to go out and see things bigger and bigger,” said “these skills they do every day, the gaming, it’s fun, but it can take them to bringing places they never thought she could be…this could be a gateway for them to be like ‘Wow, there’s so much more than my hub that I’m used to in the town of Lorain.'”

Camryn Justice is a reporter at News 5 Cleveland. Follow her on Twitter @camijustice.

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