Three times is the charm for 1,000 Dreams Fund’s BroadcastHER Academy

What a life-changing day for these women! BroadcastHER Academy winners @PixelSuperhero, @AbsoluteSodium, @HarleighQuynn, and @Heyaroo join 1,000 Dreams Fund CEO and Founder Christie Garton and HyperX’s Head of Strategic Alliances Wendy Lecot.

This year, 1,000 Dreams Fund went on the road with our BroadcastHER Academy winners to visit the ultra-cool HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, not once, not twice, but THREE times. It was a part of their prize for being selected to the Academy, which also included a $1,000 microgrant, gear from both HARMAN & HyperX and the chance to shadow the Allied Esports team at the Arena for a day.

Yes, thanks to HARMAN, HyperX, and Allied Esports, we were able to make the dreams of these women gamers come true, providing them exclusive access to an industry that can often be hard to navigate. For our winners who aspire to work in it – whether in-front or behind the camera, this was a life-changing opportunity.

We had such fun this year (with more to come in 2020!) , so we wanted to share a recap of everything our Academy winners experienced:

VISIT #1: March 15, 2019

We took our first group of Academy winners to Vegas, which included streamers @MiladyConfetti, @RaineShadow, @RadPuppy, and @Obe_Won. You can read all about it here, but here are some photo highlights.

1,000 Dreams Fund Founder and CEO Christie Garton and popular cosplayer Stella Chuu, who together with our first round of BroadcastHER Academy Winners, announced the final winners of the BroadcastHER Academy Challenge.
Obe_Won & MiladyConfetti get firsthand hosting experience while on stage at the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas.
Popular cosplayer Stella Chuu sat down with our first round of BroadcastHER Academy Challenge recipients including @MiladyConfetti, @RaineShadow, @Obe_Won, and @RadPuppy. Stella helped present the final winners of the BroadcastHER Academy Challenge later that night.
(From left to right) 1DF Founder & CEO Christie Garton, Academy winners @Obe_Won, @RaineShadow, @Radpuppy, HyperX’s Wendy Lecot, @MiladyConfetti, Stella Chuu, 1,000 Dreams Fund board member Arthi Chandran, and BroadcastHER project manager Kayla Cooper enjoyed their time at the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas!
1,000 Dreams Fund CEO and Founder & CEO Christie Garton, BroadcastHER Academy winner Obe_Won, and Allied Esports CEO Jud Hannigan were interviewed LIVE on Fox 5 Vegas!

VISIT #2: JUNE 14, 2019

For our second trip on June 14, @Heyaroo, @PixelSuperhero, @AbsoluteSodium, and @HarleighQuynn were with us!

@AbsoluteSodium got the chance to cast LIVE from the HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas for their #FridayFrags Show with the Allied Esports Team!
The HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas changed their “hype tunnel” colors to pink and white just for our BroadcastHER Academy winners, @HarleighQuynn, @PixelSuperhero, @AbsoluteSodium, and @Heyaroo who got to walk down it for their “stage moment”!

VISIT #3: December 13, 2019

Last but not least, we wrapped up our third and final trip of the year on December 13 with @Zeloinator and @IAmRebelRebel along with special guests including @AmberGlowYoga, @HydroTroop91, and @RadPuppy!

The HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas held our very special Fall BroadcastHER Grant Announcement where 1,000 Dreams Fund got to sit down with recipients of both the BroadcastHER Grant and BroadcastHER Academy Grant and make the announcement LIVE!
The wonderful women who were featured during our live Fall BroadcastHER Grant Announcement, including @AmberGlowYoga, Tanya of HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas, @RadPuppy, @Hydrotroop91, @IAmRebelRebel, Christie Garton, and @Zeloinator!
BroadcastHER Academy recipient, @Zeloinator, received a tour of the HyperX Esports Arena in Las Vegas, a special walk down their hyper tunnel, AND a chance to cast their live #FridayFrags event!

We had a GREAT inaugural year for the BroadcastHER Academy thanks to our fantastic partners who made these visits so special for our women. Stay tuned for what’s in store for an even more exciting 2020!

Watch Fall BroadcastHER Grant Announcement LIVE from HyperX Esports Arena Las Vegas! from 1000dreamsfund on www.twitch.tv