A few weeks ago, Microsoft announced that fans could enter a draw to purchase tickets for Xbox FanFest 2018 which takes place this June at E3. Xbox FanFest is a yearly celebration where fans from around the world can experience the biggest gaming event of the year from the front row. Not only do you meet gaming executives, but you also get some enticing swag.
Much to the dismay of some gamers, Microsoft was charging a small fee for the tickets. Up until now, it was unclear what the proceeds would go towards but now we have an answer. The Xbox FanFest team decided that every dollar from attendees will go to Gamers Outreach to help bring gaming to children's hospitals in the United States and Canada.
Gamers Outreach was founded in 2007 and is an organization that provides equipment, technology and software to help children cope with treatment inside hospitals. The group aims to inspire and heal patients through interactive play.
Gamers Outreach equips nurses and child specialists with the means to make activities and technology accessible. Their ultimate goal is to create sustainable experiences that produce joy and minimize trauma in such settings. The team currently supports nearly fifty hospitals in North America. The work benefits more than 400,000 children each year.
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