Activision Supports The USO, Gives Guitar Hero to The Troops

Activision has announced a partnership with the USO, the organization that provides American entertainment to troops stationed overseas, in which Activision will donate cash and games to the organization.

"Through this partnership we are able to bring joy to troops that are serving across the globe this holiday season," said Activision Publishing CEO Mike Griffith. "The USO is an extraordinary organization and we are committed to working together to develop opportunities that show our support for the troops and celebrate their continued service to our country."

Activision is donating "more than $100,000 worth" of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock for use in USO lounges around the world. At Veteran's Day pre-release events for Treyarch's Call of Duty: World at War, the publisher will set up stations at two GameStop stores in Washington, D.C. and San Francisco for fans to play against active servicemen and women stationed at Fort Drum, NY, and 29 Palms, CA.

In addition, Activision is donating $10 for every copy purchased at the Washington, D.C. location--up to $20,000--to the USO. The publisher is also backing the 2008 98.7 FM Live CD Project, sponsored by Los Angeles radio Station KYSR, which is donating part of the CD's proceeds to the USO.

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