At an event in at Seattle Children’s Hospital, Team Xbox in collaboration with Gamers Outreach donated ten next generation “GO Karts” (Gamers Outreach Karts), medical-grade gaming kiosks. These gaming kiosks will provide relaxation and enjoyment to Seattle children undergoing hospital treatments through video games.
These donations come from the Xbox community, and so far is the biggest donation in Gamers Outreach history.
Each GO Kart comes equipped with an Xbox One, monitor, controllers, and an assortment of games.
“I have the pleasure of working with patients and their families in the ICU and often use the GO Kart system,“ said Jennifer Baker, child life specialist at Seattle Children’s Hospital. “The GO Karts have been a valuable resource in providing entertainment, distraction and normalization for these patients. It is an honor to be receiving such a generous gift knowing how much joy these bring our patients at Seattle Children’s.”
Gamers Outreach goal is to donate 100 such GO Karts to hospitals this year and ambitious enough to place a kiosk in every children’s hospital across the country, with 36 first generation GO Karts already supporting 19 hospitals.
“It’s amazing to see this project come to life after a year of planning,” said Gamers Outreach founder Zach Wigal. “The GO Kart initiative started as a one-off passion project and has grown to a program that supports patients nationwide. With our next generation of GO Karts, we’re able to deliver these kiosks more efficiently, and ultimately have a much greater impact in the lives of the kids and families going through hospitalization.”
If you want to voluntarily support the cause, visit gamersoutreach.org/donate to make a contribution, sign-up to volunteer, or start your own fundraising campaign to donate a GO Kart to a children’s hospital in your community.