Dwayne Johnson Donates XBoxes to 20 Children’s Hospitals
By Movieguide® Staff
The halls of 20 children’s hospitals will be a little more merry this Christmas season thanks to a generous donation partnership from Dwayne Johnson, Microsoft, Bill Gates, and Xbox.
“20 years ago my buddy Bill Gates and I debuted the very first ever @Xbox console to the world,” Johnson said in an announcement. “Now two decades later, I’m partnering up with @Microsoft once again to launch their brand new XBOX Series X to the world.
“BUT the best part about this partnership is I have the absolute privilege to deliver ONE OF A KIND ‘ROCK XBOX Series X’ consoles to 20 different children’s hospitals that will eventually reach over 50,000 KIDS!!!!” the wrestler-turned-actor said.
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The custom Xbox Series X features Johnson’s iconic Brahma Bull logo representing strength, resilience, heart and power, and includes a special engraved message from “The Rock” himself: “Keep smiling and have fun. Love, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.”
“These kids are battling through their illnesses with incredible bravery and I’m thrilled @microsoft, @gamersoutreach and myself can provide some joy and smiles,” Johnson said. “You kids show me and the world, what real strength means.”
The systems will be distributed over the course of the next year at hospitals around the United States.
“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,” Xbox said in a release.
Two of Johnson’s movies were honored at the Movieguide® Awards throughout the years.
THE GAME PLAN was selected as one of the Best Movies For Families of 2007, and SKYSCRAPER was selected as one of the 10 Best Movies for Mature Audiences of 2018.