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On April 13, the University of Oklahoma is celebrating the second annual OU Giving Day, aimed at giving back to all of the university’s programs. This year, the OU Esports and Co-Curricular Innovation Department will once again host a 24 hour livestream for the event, featuring various panels and productions put on by different teams and members of OU Esports.

Last year, OU Esports was able to raise $11.440 during the Giving Day stream, and completed four of the challenges set out by the university. 

The stream will start at 11:45 p.m. on April 12 on the OU Esports Twitch page, and will continue throughout the entirety of the day until 11:59 p.m. on April 13.

This year, OU Esports is using all of the money received from the Giving Day stream to fund continued scholarships for students within all pillars of the department, including leadership, competitive, streaming, news and media, marketing, production, and community. 

Similar to last year, the university is offering various challenges for organizations to achieve to raise extra money if certain goals are met. This year, each organization is only able to obtain three of the challenges.

There are some new hourly challenges offered this year, such as “most gifts” for the 12:00 a.m. slot, in which the organization to receive the most gifts for that hour gets $2000, second place gets $1000, and third place receives $500. If you want to see the list of every challenge the university is offering, you can find them here.

Listed below is the stream schedule for the OU Esports stream. Our donation goal this year is set at $5000, not including money obtained through challenges.

11:45 p.m. - Introduction (Mike Aguilar)
12:00 a.m. - Leadership Segment
1:00 a.m. - Angela (Valier) Paganoni Stream
3:00 a.m. - Dylann (Distribution) Pham Stream
5:00 a.m. - Marketing Segment (Kristine Nguyen)
6:00 a.m. - Influencer Development Team Segment
8:00 a.m. - Community Segment (Joey Yeager)
9:00 a.m. - Production Segment (Austin Nguyen)
10:00 a.m. - News and Media Segment (Silas Bales)
11:00 a.m. - Panel (Mike Aguilar)
12:00 p.m. Aaron (Scales) Stream
2:00 p.m. - Informational Panel
3:00 p.m. - Kate (Itsafurn) Furney Stream
5:00 p.m. - Unraveled
9:00 p.m. - Competitive Segment (Jody Farmer)
11:30 p.m. - Unraveled
11:50 p.m. - Closeout (Mike Aguilar)

If you are interested in contributing but aren’t available during Giving Day, you can contribute directly here or check out the OU Esports website as we are about to reveal our venue project with namesakes, new sponsorship opportunities, and more! 

Be sure to follow the stream here and the OU Esports twitter this Thursday to catch all the action this OU Giving Day.

Silas Bales

Silas Bales is a junior journalism major at the University of Oklahoma. Along with being a writer for OU Esports and the OU Daily, Silas enjoys playing games, hanging out with friends, watching movies, and Dr. Pepper. His passion for esports came from his love of the game, Super Smash Brothers, which he has been playing competitively for 2 years.