Activision Blizzard Announces Black Ops III Calling Cards
Activision Blizzard announced on May 27, 2016 a new Call of Duty Endowment Valor Calling Card Set available through Call of Duty: Black Ops III. The pack has three exclusive animated calling cards showing the military across air, land, and sea. The set has been design by Treyarch and has a suggested retail price of $3.99 USD. The proceeds are donated directly to the Call of Duty Endowment, which helps veterans find high-quality careers. The endowment was founded by Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO.
From the press release:
The Endowment is a non-profit, public benefit corporation founded in 2009 by Activision Blizzard CEO Bobby Kotick. With a mission to identify and fund the best and most effective employment-focused veteran-serving organizations, the Endowment has funded nearly 23,000 job placements to date, at an average cost-per-placement of less than $600 and with a 6-month retention rate of 89 percent.
"To date, the Call of Duty community has contributed over $1 million to help veterans through the in-game program," said the Endowment's Executive Director Dan Goldenberg. "With this funding, our grantees will place over 1,800 veterans into high quality jobs. Through this campaign alone, the Call of Duty community has essentially put an entire brigade back to work, which is tremendous."
Goldenberg added, "Sony and Microsoft have been indispensable partners in this effort, as the in-game program would not be possible without their generosity. We are grateful for their continued support."
"Treyarch strongly supports the Call of Duty Endowment's mission," said Treyarch Studio Head, Mark Lamia. "The Calling Card program allows the Call of Duty: Black Ops III community the opportunity to easily contribute and make a meaningful impact to this worthy cause."