20 years after Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson helped unveil the first Xbox to the world, he is once again teaming up with Microsoft to give away Xbox Series X to children’s hospitals around the U.S.
The Rock announced the news on Twitter, and shared a video explaining how he, Microsoft, and Gamers Outreach would be gifting 20 children’s hospitals one of a kind ‘ROCK XBOX Series X’ consoles that will allow “50,000+ kids” to experience the next-generation of gaming.
20 yrs ago, @BillGates & I debuted the 1st @Xbox to the world!
Now @Microsoft & I have are surprising some brave & awesome kids. With @GamersOutreach we are gifting 20 children’s hospitals one of a kind “ROCK XBOX Series X” consoles for 50,000+ kids!!
— Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) November 9, 2020
As detailed on Xbox Wire, these consoles will be put in specialized Gamers Outreach Karts, also known as GO Karts, that are “portable kiosks built to easily provide recreation to children who are unable to leave their rooms in hospitals.”
These special edition Xbox Series X consoles feature Johnson’s Brahma Bull logo and include a special engraved message that says “Keep smiling and have fun. Love, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.” There will also be matching Xbox Wireless Controllers with the same Brahma Bull logo.
These GO Karts will arrive, over the next year, at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Children’s Hospital Colorado, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Children’s Hospital Orange County, Children’s Hospital St. Louis, Children’s Wisconsin, C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital, Dell Children’s Medical Center, Franciscan Hospital for Children, Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, Methodist Children’s Hospital, Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s, MUSC Children’s Health, Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern CA, Texas Children’s Hospital, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and UNM Children’s Hospital.
The Xbox Series X, and the cheaper, all-digital Xbox Series S, will be released tomorrow, November 10, 2020.
To find out more about Gamers Outreach and their mission to build a world where play is accessible in hospitals, please visit www.GamersOutreach.org.
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