CEO Bobby Kotick Heads Up Charitable Venture with Pilot Flying J
The CEO of the highly successful video game studio Activision Blizzard has headed up a philanthropic effort in conjunction with Pilot Company, the American travel center giant. CEO Bobby Kotick founded the Call of Duty Endowment back in 2009 with the intention of assisting ex military service members and veterans in achieving their goals post deployment.
In 2019, ten years after the founding of the non profit organization Bobby Kotick partnered with the Pilot Company to run an expansive fund drive with the goal of raising five-hundred thousand dollars for the endowment. Pilot deployed change collection resources across more than seven hundred and fifty of its travel center locations.
The company surpassed it’s goal by more than three times their original hopes, bringing in a whopping %1.75 million dollars for Veterans! After finding such massive success in the three weeks during which the company ran the collection effort the Call of Duty Endowment expects to assist more than three thousand ex service members find jobs after their discharge.
To promote the endowment Pilot Company decided to display special decals on the company’s promotional racecar. The car was covered with a special camouflage style photo display of veterans who the Call of Duty Endowment’s effort have helped.
The car competed in two Xfinity series races in Martinsville Speedway and Phoenix Raceway between October and November 2021. In 2017 the endowment was expanded to benefit not only veterans from the United Kingdom but also Soldiers and ex service members in the United States.
Learn more about Bobby Kotick: https://www.berggruen.org/people/robert-kotick/