Activision gives away 'Black Ops' to help vets
Published: November 11, 2010
The Call of Duty Endowment kicked of its "Service Ops" campaign on Veterans’ Day to raise awareness of veterans' unemployment rates. It will give away two copies of Activision’s “Call of Duty: Black Ops” every day until Pearl Harbor Day, Dec. 7.
Call of Duty Endowment is a nonprofit organization created by game producer Activision Blizzard Inc. in 2009. The organization provides scholarships to veterans and grants to organizations focused on training and helping veterans find employment.
To enter the giveaway, participants must post the daily call to action through a special Facebook application or by using the hashtag, #serviceops, on Twitter.
At the Black Ops Launch Party last week, Activision pledged to find 1,000 jobs for veterans and raised $1 million for the endowment. They have already distributed about $450,000 in grants and scholarships.
“Both Veterans Day and Pearl Harbor Day are extremely important days for our nation to honor those individuals who have served in the military,” said retired Rear Adm. Jim Carey, a member of the Call of Duty Endowment advisory board. “Both days remind the public of the sacrifices and dedication our men and women endure, but more people also need to be aware of the challenges military members face when they leave the service.
“This campaign is a simple way for folks to say ‘thank you’ to our veterans, while also putting a larger spotlight on a national problem that we want more individuals to recognize.”
For more information, visit http://www.callofdutyendowment.org/.