Earlier this week in London, Microsoft announced a 2012 sponsorship program with leading international children’s sport and play charity, Right To Play. As part of the partnership Microsoft will be providing Right to Play with funding, employee volunteers, Microsoft hardware and software products and integrated marketing activities across the Xbox brand. The Microsoft UK partnership will support Right To Play’s programs around the world.

Right To Play is a leading international humanitarian and development organization using the transformative power of sport and play to build essential skills in children and thereby drive social change in communities affected by war, poverty and disease. Right To Play creates a safe place for children to learn and fosters the hope that is essential for children to envision and realize a better future.

Right To Play currently operates in more than 20 countries including Benin, Burundi, Canada, China, Ethiopia, Ghana, Jordan, Kenya, Lebanon, Liberia, Mali, Mozambique, Pakistan, Palestinian Territories (West Bank & Gaza), Peru, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda and the United States.

UK athletes and sports stars at the launch of Microsoft's 2012 partnership with global children's sports charity Right to Play at Chelsea's Stamford Bridge. Microsoft will provide funds and product to support Right to Play's work both in the UK and abroad.