For the Kids: Video Game GO Kart for Local Pediatric Hospital
By: Michael Fossbakk
January 17, 2018
On Friday, January 12, 2018, all huddled into the 5th floor recreation room at Children’s Hospital of Michigan – DMC in Detroit, the Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers formally gifted a Gamers Outreach (GO) Kart to the hospital and, more importantly, its pediatric patients.
Following the ribbon cutting, children were eager to spend some time with the GO Kart, playing games like Rocket League, NBA 2K18 and more. The benefits immediately became apparent when two children, meeting for the first time, began talking enthusiastically with each other. Even if only for a moment, these kids got to be kids, and forget about the hospital around them.
The contribution comes as part of a sponsorship opportunity Metro Detroit Chevy Dealers took part in last year at Gamers for Giving 2017, an annual fundraising event put on by Gamers Outreach. Gamers Outreach is a 501(c)(3) charity organization that provides equipment, technology, and software to help kids cope with treatment inside hospitals. The funds raised through Gamers for Giving and other initiatives goes directly to the funding of GO Karts for use in children’s hospitals across the country.