Microsoft has announced a collaboration with actor/producer Mark Wahlberg and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America. As a result, Microsoft will donate Xbox 360 consoles, with Kinect and Kinect Adventures and Kinect Sports to thousands of Boys & Girls Clubs nationwide.

“I’ve experienced firsthand the positive impact organizations like Boys & Girls Clubs have on the lives of young people,” said Wahlberg advocate of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “When I heard Xbox 360 wanted to give Kinect to Clubs across the country, I had to jump in and help.”

“The first time we saw Kinect, we knew it would have a special ability to bring kids, their families and mentors together. This is gaming and entertainment that encourages teamwork, fair play and creativity,” said Cyndi Court, executive vice president of Boys & Girls Clubs of America. “We’re so excited to provide Kinect for Xbox 360 to our local Clubs, and are thankful to Mark Wahlberg and Xbox for supporting our mission to keep kids healthy and active.”