Call of Duty Endowment Created to Help Veterans Combat Unemployment

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Activision Blizzard to make initial donation of $1 million, to raise awareness and assist organizations that provide veterans with training and job placement.

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, November 10, at 8:30AM EST, the Call of Duty Endowment (CODE), a non-profit public benefit corporation whose mission is to help soldiers transition to civilian careers, will host a launch breakfast and press conference at the Newseum in Washington, DC. A major grant announcement and new partnership will also be unveiled.

Recent trends show that America’s veterans are facing a new adversary – unemployment. According to figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are more than 500,000 unemployed veterans between the ages of 18 and 64 in the United States.

WHO:

Bobby Kotick, Activision Blizzard CEO
CODE Advisory Council Members: MG Matthew P. Caulfield (USMC-Ret.), COL Roger Dimsdale (USA-Ret.), RADM Ronne Froman (USN-Ret.), CPT Gordon H. Mansfield (USA-Ret.), BG James A. “Spider” Marks (USA-Ret.), GEN Montgomery C. Meigs (USA-Ret.), SFC Steve Robinson (USA-Ret.), BG Harry A. Sieben, Jr. (USANG-Ret.), MG Craig Whelden (USA-Ret.), MCPO Maurice Wilson (USN-Ret.)

WHAT:

Breakfast & Press Conference (Program to begin at 9:00 AM)

WHEN:

Tuesday, November 10th at 8:30 AM EST

WHERE:

The Newseum
555 Pennsylvania Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20001

**Breakfast will be provided to media attending the event**

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