The Call of Duty(TM) Endowment Launches ’12 Days of Thanks: Endowment Honor Roll’
Partnering with Clear Channel Stations in 12 Markets across the Country to Identify Local 501(c)(3) Organizations Supporting Veterans
One Winner per Market to Receive $1,000 Grant from the Call of Duty Endowment and Special Edition Dog Tag
WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Activision Publishing’s the Call of Duty Endowment announced today the launch of the ’12 Days of Thanks: Endowment Honor Roll’ that will recognize one local 501(c)(3) organization that goes above and beyond to assist veterans within its local community from 12 markets across the country.
Organizations can submit themselves or be nominated via an online submission form on the station’s website beginning December 17, 2012, for 12 consecutive days, ending on December 28, 2012. All nominations should be 500 words or less and describe the organization and its impact on the local veteran community. All submissions must have proof of 501(c)(3) status.
Winners will be chosen in January 2013. They will receive a $1,000 grant from the Call of Duty Endowment to be used to further their work with veterans, as well as a special edition Call of Duty Endowment dog tag.
Participating cities and stations include:
- KCCY-FM (Colorado Springs, CO)
- WBFA-FM (Columbus, GA)
- WTUE-FM (Dayton, OH)
- KBOS-FM (Fresno, CA)
- WJBT-FM (Jacksonville, FL)
- WAMZ-FM (Louisville, KY)
- WTKX-FM (Mobile, AL)
- WRFF-FM (Philadelphia, PA)
- WDCG-FM (Raleigh-Durham, NC)
- KHTS-FM (San Diego, CA)
- WQBT-FM (Savannah, GA)
- WACO-FM (Waco, TX)
The Call of Duty Endowment was conceived by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard and co-chairman of the Call of Duty Endowment, in November of 2009 in an effort to raise awareness for veterans’ unemployment. Since its inception, the Endowment has provided nearly $2 million in grants and scholarships to veterans’ organizations and colleges throughout the United States to help servicemen and women transition to civilian careers after active duty. These gifts have contributed to more than 1,000 veteran jobs, provided job-training services to more than 2,500 veterans, and funded more than 30 veterans’ college scholarships. On Veterans Day 2011, Activision Publishing committed an additional $3 million donation to the Call of Duty Endowment for its veterans’ employment campaign.
About the Call of Duty Endowment:
The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit, public benefit corporation conceived by Bobby Kotick, CEO of Activision Blizzard. The organization seeks to help organizations that provide job placement and training services for veterans. For more information about the Call of Duty Endowment, please visit www.callofdutyendowment.org.
SOURCE Call of Duty Endowment