Blizzard Entertainment donated $1.1 million dollars to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, which helps provide dream opportunities for kids with life-threatening medical conditions. The donation was based on 50 percent of the total sales during November and December 2009 of the Pandaren Monk, a special in-game pet in World of Warcraft.
The donation was given to the foundation after Blizzard gave 15 Make-A-Wish Foundation children a tour of their headquarters in Irvine, California.
Mike Morhaime, CEO and co-founder of Blizzard said, “We’ve had a long relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and we’re proud to support the priceless work they do for children. This donation also reflects the spirit and generosity of our players – their enthusiasm for World of Warcraft and for supporting a good cause made this possible.
David Williams, the President of Make-A-Wish Foundation of America said regarding Blizzard’s donation, “Thanks to Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft players around the world, we will be able to grant the heartfelt wishes of even more courageous children with life-threatening medical conditions.”