The 2022 World Games will take place in Birmingham, Alabama July 7th-17th. They're coming to Alabama and giving a Tuscaloosa institution a chance to represent.

Alabama will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to host the World Games this summer. During its four-decade run, this will only be the second time the World Games will be held in the United States

Held once every four years, the World Games will feature a total of 3,600 athletes, and 30+ unique, multi-disciplinary sports according to the World Games' website 

Their site also states that the City of Birmingham should see an estimated economic impact of $256 million from hosting the event.

With all of that potential money made, they're still finding a way to give HBCUs a chance to shine.

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Back in April, The World Games announced a partnership with Microsoft to empower students of HBCU's.

The World Games says the goal of the partnership is to encourage students’ professional growth, facilitate collaboration between the HBCUs, HBCCs and Microsoft, and inspire students to pursue careers and business opportunities in technology.

Microsoft and The World Games' partnership includes a lot of things that are beneficial to students now and in the future.

According to The World Games, the collaboration includes a series of virtual events for HBCU/HBCC students, a Minecraft Challenge for HBCU/HBCC students to explore game development, an HBCU Experience at The World Games 2022 Plaza, and a scholarship fund for Alabama HBCUs and HBCCs to help ensure The World Games 2022 creates lasting, positive change for HBCU/HBCC students across the state.

On Thursday, July 14th, Shelton State Community College students and Alumni will get a chance to represent their school from 3p-9p at the World Games Plaza in Birmingham.

The event is called the HBCU Experience and its' completely free. It will feature an XBOX gaming lounge, coding activities, entertainment, and more.

Stillman College students and Alumni will get a chance to represent on Saturday, July 26th from 3p-9p.

 

This is such a great opportunity for both schools to get exposure and be represented by their fans, students, and alumni. As a graduate of an HBCU, I know it's one thing we love to do with our school, and that is represents

 

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