Blizzard donates $800K to Make-A-Wish Foundation

By Xav de Matos, May 05, 2011 2:30pm PDT

The Make-A-Wish Foundation has announced that Blizzard Entertainment has donated $800,000 to the charity, which is known for making the dreams of sick and terminally ill children come true, GamePolitics.com reports.

But it was gamers who really made the large deposit a reality. The donation equals to 50 per cent of the total sales Blizzard Entertainment accrued during the months of November and December 2010 from selling a special in-game pet--the Moonkin Hatchling--for World of Warcraft.

On World Wish Day (April 29), Blizzard Entertainment made the wishes of two boys come true by inviting the fans and their families to the company's office in Irvine, California. According to the report, both children were able to enjoy "an exclusive learning experience with the World of Warcraft development team, including an inside look at how the game is created."

Blizzard CEO and co-founder, Mike Morhaime, noted that the developer behind such high profile franchises as Diablo and StarCraft has a long relationship with the charity and are "proud to help contribute to the great work they do for children."

To make a donation to Make-A-Wish Foundation visit wish.org.

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