Bobby Kotick's Call of Duty Endowment Raises $1.75M With Partner Pilot Company

Call of Duty is one of the largest and most successful video game networks in the world. Behind that success is the world’s most successful standalone entertainment company: Activision Blizzard. With CEO Bobby Kotick at its helm, the company has become a member of S&P’s Fortune 500, even earning Fortune’s spot as one of “100 Best Companies to Work For”. Kotick, also serving on the boards of The Coca-Cola Company, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and The Center for Early Education, sure knows a thing or two about how to get things done on a broad scale. So, when he decided to create the Call of Duty Endowment fund to help veterans get jobs in 2009, he made sure to give it the same level of care that he has with all of his other successful ventures.

Thanks to the endowment’s success, other companies have joined the call to serve veterans (and operations have even expanded globally to the U.K. to help British veterans, as well). Pilot Company, headquartered in Knoxville, Tennessee and responsible for providing fueling needs at over 750 travel centers nationwide, is one such company who has joined in serving veterans. Themselves a sponsor of the NASCAR Number One Chevrolet Pilot Flying J car, Pilot was able to provide exclusive advertising for the Call of Duty Endowment fundraising campaign between October 25th and November 15th of 2021. In the campaign, customers across all of Pilot’s retail and fueling locations rounded up their sales in order to benefit veterans to the tune of $1.75 million. Considering their goal was only $500,000, the 2021 Call of Duty Endowment operation was a complete success both financially and also vocationally, with over 3,000 veterans advancing their careers.

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