In 2018, we had been completely blown away by how a lot our #XboxFanFest followers leaned into the concept of Social Good. In elevating over $48,00zero from FanFests around the globe, it spurred us this yr to drive an excellent greater impression. Throughout final yr’s E3, we had the chance to companion with the group at Xbox in help of Players Outreach packages. Ticket gross sales from Xbox FanFest generated $20,00zero, enabling us to construct a fleet of GO Karts for UCLA Mattel Kids’s Hospital. Moreover, Aaron Greenberg led a fundraising marketing campaign in reminiscence of Xbox Addict, which helped us place a GO Kart in Phoenix Kids’s Hospital, honoring his legacy.
Again on Could 17 on the Mixer Inexperienced Present (www.mixer.com/mixergreenshow), we proudly introduced our renewed partnership with Players Outreach at E3 this yr, with a purpose of upping the ante. We imagine we landed on one thing fairly audacious. In our early discussions with Zach Wigal, founding father of Players Outreach, he talked about he has an inventory of 18 kids’s hospitals throughout the US which had personally reached out to Players Outreach for assist. Their purpose – receiving a kart for his or her sufferers. We instantly knew this was this system we wished to meet. And what higher approach for FanFest attendees to take part than the present of gaming to others in want?
Nonetheless, we didn’t wish to cease with solely FanFest ticket gross sales to meet this promise; we wished all followers to leap in as nicely. To that finish, we created two specifically designed Xbox Avatar t-shirts so followers throughout all the world might buy. Most significantly, all proceeds from the sale of these shirts additionally go to this FanFest – Players Outreach program. We’re blissful to announce these shirts can be found beginning in the present day! Between June three – 14, the 2 shirts within the Xbox Avatar retailer, which intently resemble the official Black and White E3 FanFest t-shirts, shall be accessible for buy. This coveted merchandise will solely be accessible for this restricted time, so be sure to get yours whereas they’re accessible!
Lastly, on Monday, June 10, in the course of the FanFest Showcase, between 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. PT, we can have a particular Mixer stream (www.mixer.com/xbox) to disclose much more cool methods for viewers to take part on this Social Good program.
We’re midway to our purpose of clearing the hospital want listing for Players Outreach; be a part of us in serving to kids in hospitals whereas they undergo lifesaving therapy! To trace the progress, try Players Outreach on Twitter, and you should definitely observe #XboxFanFest on Twitter and Instagram for this and different FanFest particulars.