At Xbox, we know the joy of gaming can power dreams, which is why we love collaborating with organizations who consistently inspire their fans to reach for the stars through the power of play. Today, we are excited to expand our sponsorship with the Los Angeles Lakers, a globally renowned team known for inspiring generations of athletes to reach for the stars while turning dreams into reality both on and off the court. To celebrate, Xbox is teaming up with the Lakers and philanthropist and NBA All-Star Dwight Howard to remodel part of the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley, empowering the club’s members to dream big through the program’s new Dream Space.
Transforming what was a multi-purpose room into a state-of-the-art 20-student gaming lab – complete with all the bells and whistles, including new artwork, custom purple and gold Xbox Series S consoles, gaming PCs, screens, and more – the new Xbox Dream Space will allow kids to experience the joy of gaming as they explore their own passions.
Long-time supporter of Boys & Girls Clubs across the country Dwight Howard also surprised the kids with a private meet-and-greet and their very own chance to team up and go toe-to-toe, on the court and in their favorite Xbox Game Pass titles, with the NBA champion and eight-time All-Star himself. Inspired by the club’s shared vision to promote a life of purpose and community, Howard was honored to join Xbox and the Lakers in bringing the joy of game to more fans in the greater Los Angeles area.
A family-oriented nonprofit dedicated to promoting the educational, social, and character development of boys and girls six to seventeen years of age in San Fernando Valley, the SFV Boys & Girls Club aims to enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged circumstances, to realize their full potential and provide access to the tools and resources needed to do so. Today, the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley serves 2,500 youth across 15 neighborhoods in the Los Angeles area.
For two decades, Microsoft and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America have worked together to change the lives of kids and teens by providing access to technology and computer science resources through more than $150 million dollars of software, cloud services, Xbox consoles, COVID-relief, cash grants, and more.
Gaming has the power to inspire, excite and unite. We can’t wait to see what all the kids at the San Fernando Valley Boys & Girls Club dream up in their new Xbox Dream Space. To see how you can get involved with the Boys & Girls Club of San Fernando Valley, visit https://www.bgcsfv.org/.