As part of NBA All-Star 2020 in the Windy City, Xbox and 2K (publisher of NBA 2K20) celebrated the local community and unveiled a fully-refurbished basketball facility for the Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club of Chicago, with the help of Chicago native and NBA superstar, Anthony Davis.
The Louis L. Valentine Boys &
Girls Club has been a mainstay in the Chicago
community since 1938, providing a safe place where kids can learn lifelong
skills through different programs, from STEM workshops to sports and
recreation. The beautifully refurbished court displays a one-of-a-kind design
by Chicago artist, Max Sansing, and includes all-new basketball equipment from
ceiling-suspended backstops to breakaway rims. In addition to the slick new basketball
court, updates were made to communal areas of the Boys & Girls Club such as
refreshing the gym walls, updating furniture and creating a vibrant, revitalized
To celebrate the refreshed Club and remind
visitors that playing brings people together, Team Xbox was honored to give the
Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club a custom Xbox One X console and
controller for their reinvigorated game room. The console and controller feature
the same stunning artwork exhibited on the new basketball court – highlighting the
bold, bright colors from Max Sansing’s design – and includes the iconic Boys
& Girls Club logo emblazoned in an orange and red star on the top of the Xbox.
2K Foundations was established in
September 2018. It is dedicated to giving back to communities and people that
have given so much by providing resources for them to excel – both in the
community and in the classroom. Through community center renovations, STEM
education, and sports programming, the foundation strives to enhance the lives
of children in need. This is a program that we couldn’t be prouder to support.
From all of us at Team Xbox, thank you to
the Louis L. Valentine Boys & Girls Club of Chicago for welcoming us into
your community! Game on.