Blizzard Entertainment has announced that it has made a 1.1 million dollar donation to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The 1.1 million dollars came from a sale of a pet that can be used in World of Warcraft. The pet Pandaren Monk, was available in November of 2009 and has sold 220,000. Blizzard had stated that half of the money it got from the sale would be used for charity. The Make A Wish Foundation usually helps those kids who have a life threatening disease.
Chief Executive Officer Mike Morhaime, co-founder of Blizzard stated:
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, who is the CEO of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, thanked Blizzard for its contribution saying that “This generosity is helping us bring hope, strength and joy to children when they and their families are facing an unimaginably difficult time in their young lives.