Bobby Kotick and Pilot Company: Call of Duty Endowment Raises $1.75M

It’s not often that legendary gaming companies and heads of major oil companies join forces to help veterans; When they do, however, the result can be out of this world. This is precisely what Activision Blizzard CEO, Bobby Kotick, did when he teamed up with Pilot Company CEO Shameek Konar to help raise money for U.S. veterans in helping them get better jobs and start entirely new career paths. With over 800 locations across the nation, Pilot Company was able to ask customers if they wanted to round up their fuel sales to the dollar mark for Veteran’s day, in conjunction with Activision Blizzard’s highly popular “Call of Duty” video game franchise. One hundred percent of the proceeds from the nearly month-long round-up contributed to nearly $1.75 million in aid for helping vets, thanks to the Call of Duty Endowment.

$100,000 of that came from a matching contribution by the Pilot Company, all of which ended up totaling more than three times the initial goal of $500,000. When combined with all of Bobby Kotick’s generous donations over the years to the endowment, the amount totals an astonishing $25 million since the endowment’s inception in 2009. This was no easy task and is thanks in large part to the Pilot Company’s 750 travel centers across the nation between October 25th and November 15th. The Pilot Company also gave all active duty service members a free $10 meal through the myRewards Plus app and includes a 10% discount on beverages and food at most Pilot Flying J travel centers and One9 Fuel locations nationwide.

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