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Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Xbox surprise children’s hospitals across the country with custom Xbox Series X consoles

May 9, 2019
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Two decades after our first partnership unveiling the original Xbox, global entertainment icon and entrepreneurial force, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Xbox are teaming up to once again to celebrate the launch of the next generation of Xbox. This time, we are partnering with Gamers Outreach to give twenty children’s hospitals across the nation the very first batch of custom Xbox Series X consoles and specialized Gamers Outreach Karts, also known as GO Karts, which are portable kiosks built to easily provide recreation to children who are unable to leave their rooms in hospitals.

An unforgettable surprise for kids across the country, the custom Xbox Series X features Johnson’s iconic Brahma Bull logo representing strength, resilience, heart and power, and includes a special engraved message for kids alongside his signature summoning hope and goodwill:

“Keep smiling and have fun. Love, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson”

Custom Xbox Series X consoles are accompanied by customized Xbox Wireless Controllers with a matching gold Brahma Bull and will be featured on the portable GO Karts outfitting the hospitals. The GO Karts were built specifically for hospitals to empower and bring joy to families through play, giving kids access to interactive entertainment and the chance to socialize via video games.

Johnson announced the partnership and gave fans an initial look at the very first custom Xbox Series X console on social media on Monday, November 9. Over the next year, more than 50,000 kids will be able to play with the GO Karts and custom Xbox Series X consoles and Xbox Wireless Controllers at the following hospitals: 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.

We are thrilled to partner with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson to bring next generation console gaming to children’s hospitals across the country and appreciate his consistent commitment to bringing joy to kids’ lives through the power of play with Xbox.

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.


Good for Microsoft and The Rock for doing this. Very cool.
 

Stuart360

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Isa

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As a celebrity move, I think this is cooler than the Sony stuff so far. Children's Hospital stuff can be really hard man(my only cousin), especially with loved ones in there. Making their days more special is really neat.
 

VALCON 82

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So The Rock & Snoop Dogg for team Xbox vs Travis Scott and Michael B Jordan for team Playstation
I’m halfway expecting Kevin Hart to come out with ps5’s and give some away to a great cause all the while talking absolute mad shit about the rock
 

DavidGzz

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It's cool to get a preview of how the XSX will look in my hands. Just kiddin, I'm a twink compared to La Piedra.
 

SlimeGooGoo

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Yep, while Sony gives consoles to rich people that can afford PS5s made out of gold, Microsoft gives Xboxes to children so they can have fun.

Bad move, Soony.
 

Calhoun

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Guy is a smart businessman. Here he sounds excited and gives away PS4s...when he doesn't really give a shit about video games.