Back in 2007, to celebrate the first anniversary of Xbox 360, our Xbox team down under kicked off a program called Konsoles [sic] for Kids.
The idea was simple. Tap a local designer to jazz up some custom Xbox 360 consoles, get them autographed by some of the country’s top talent and auction them off for charity. Back then, we partnered with the likes of Peter Jackson, Russell Crowe, The Wiggles and a few others with a goal to raise $30,000 for Make-A-Wish.
This year, with the same great cause at heart, we’re taking this idea to a whole new level. Rallying some of the biggest names in sports, entertainment and the Internet at large, Xbox and Make-A-Wish have teamed up for the 2018 “Consoles for Kids” Charity Auction. Think Ninja, Post Malone, Ronda Rousey, iJustine, Dwayne Johnson. Charlie Puth, Carmelo Anthony and some of the squad of Liverpool FC. Jack Black, Prince Royce, Wiz Kahlifa. And on. And on. Some of our favorite gaming studios are even getting in on the action – the Master Chief and the team at 343 Industries, Todd Howard and the team at Bethesda and our Minecraft friends at Mojang. Each has inspired, signed and some even helped design custom Xbox One X consoles* that are being auctioned off to help raise money for Make-A-Wish.
From September 19 to October 3, Charitybuzz.com/makeawish is hosting the Xbox and Make-A-Wish “Consoles for Kids” Charity Auction. 100% of the proceeds go to Make-A-Wish. Check out who else has signed up and joined the cause:
Sports and Entertainment
- Caleb McLaughlin – Caleb is all about self-motivation and believing in yourself, this console is inspired by his motto #beyourbiggestfan.
- Carmelo Anthony – What’s better than a signed console by Melo himself? A signed console AND signed pair of sneakers ?
- Charlie Puth– ATTENTION: How long can you resist this signed console by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Charlie Puth?
- Dwayne Johnson & Emily Blunt– You can’t get any more solid than this custom Jungle Cruise Xbox One X signed by The Rock and Emily!
- Justine Ezarik (iJustine) – Justine is all about expressing herself in the tech space in creative and unique ways, she hopes this custom console will inspire others to get creative!
- Jack Black – This console is inspired by Jack Black’s passion for live music performances…whether shredding on guitar, blazing a high pitched vocal or blowing a classic sax solo…JB always gives it ?
- Ludacris – Our most Ludacris Xbox One X console yet – signed by the man himself.
- Liverpool F.C. – “You’ll never walk alone” with this exclusive Liverpool FC Xbox One X console and copy of PES 2019.
- Ninja & Marshmello – It’s a bird, it’s a plane it’s a…Fortnite glider?! Streaming legends Ninja and Marshmello teamed up to sign this all-things Fortnite custom console signed with love, (X_X) and celebrating their E3 2018 Pro Am victory!
- Post Malone – This console is inspired by Post Malone’s epic and inspirational performances from all around the world!
- Prince Royce – This console is fit for a Prince (or Princess), inspired by Prince Royce’s iconic sound and style!
- Ronda Rousey – Feel like a champion with this WWE Superstar’s one of a kind console!
- SMOSH – America’s most popular comedy YouTube channel partners with Xbox to bring you this custom signed Xbox One X.
- Usain Bolt – The fastest man and the most powerful console in the world come together for one gold-featured, signed console.
- Wiz Khalifa – Show your true colors by adding our dopest Xbox One X to your collection, signed by Wiz!
Game Development Teams
- Battlefield V – Join the action on the front lines in Battlefield V with this custom Xbox One X console, signed by the team at DICE in Sweden.
- Fallout 76 – Signed by Todd Howard at Bethesda, this console features a tricentennial artwork befitting the brave pioneers of Vault 76.
- Halo – Join the Master Chief on his quest to save humanity with this Xbox One X console, signed and designed by the team at 343 Industries.
- Minecraft – Enjoy this Limited Edition Xbox One S console in all of its blocky goodness, signed by the team at Mojang.
- Rocket League – Go for the goal and celebrate more than three years of Rocket League with this unique Xbox One X, signed by the team at Psyonix!
This is a special opportunity to make donations that can transform lives of kids with critical illnesses while also showing support for the games, entertainers, and athletes you love. Never before have I seen such an array of talent come together to support such a cause, and on behalf of Team Xbox, we’re privileged to support it. Thanks to Charitybuzz for hosting and to Make-A-Wish for letting us play a small part in granting wishes to help kids build strength to fight illnesses and improve their quality of life. We know it’s a game changer and together we want to help change the game.
To learn more about the “Consoles for Kids” Charity Auction, go to charitybuzz.com/makeawish. To learn more about donating to Make-A-Wish, visit wish.org.
*With the exception of the Limited Edition Minecraft Xbox One S, all consoles are Xbox One X