BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – The Southwestern Athletic Conference has announced a new partnership with the United States Air Force (USAF) beginning Fall 2020.
The partnership agreement will feature state of the art eSports gaming opportunities for league fans, student-athletes, and supporters at select SWAC championships and tournament events.
“We’re extremely excited to partner with the United States Air Force in this new venture that will bring exciting on-site activations of eSports platforms to our league,” said SWAC Commissioner Dr. Charles McClelland.
“Our success is dependent on the quality of our Airmen and their strong mental, moral and physical character,” said Major Ross McKnight, Chief of National Events. “The more diverse and widely represented team we have that live the Air Force Core Values, the more effective we will be at our mission. It is our goal to use this platform to connect with the highly motivated fans and student-athletes that have the grit and determination to lead this change and succeed in the Air Force. It is our honor to partner with the SWAC and inspire the nation’s next generation of leaders.”
“The USAF has consistently shown their commitment to the overall advancement of HBCUs and we view this partnership as yet another example of the positive ways we can partner collectively to bring high-level sports entertainment to the wide range of events hosted by the Southwestern Athletic Conference,” added McClelland.