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					Make-A-Wish Foundation® Receives $800,000
Donation from Blizzard Entertainment
Contribution to Help Grant the Wishes of Children with Life-Threatening Medical Conditions Around the
World

May 05, 2011 10:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time 

PHOENIX--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--The Make-A-Wish Foundation today announced a $800,000
donation from Blizzard Entertainment, a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software. The donation is
based on 50 percent of the total sales during November and December 2010 of a special in-game pet, the Moonkin
Hatchling, for Blizzard's award-winning massively multiplayer online role-playing game, World of Warcraft®.

Blizzard Entertainment celebrated the donation on World Wish Day®, April 29, by granting the wishes of two boys
at the company's headquarters in Irvine, Calif. Blizzard welcomed the two gaming enthusiasts and their families to
enjoy an exclusive learning experience with the World of Warcraft development team, including an inside look at
how the game is created.

World Wish Day is the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s global celebration of wish granting. The Make-A-Wish
Foundation honored the day that sparked a global wish-granting movement by granting wishes in 41 countries that it
serves. More than 250,000 children with life-threatening medical conditions around the world have received their
fondest wishes through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

“We've had a long relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and are proud to help contribute to the great
work they do for children,” said Mike Morhaime, CEO and cofounder of Blizzard Entertainment. “We're also proud
of the spirit and generosity of our players – their enthusiasm for World of Warcraft and for supporting a good cause
made this donation possible.” 

The contribution will benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, which serves children in the United States
and its territories, and Make-A-Wish Foundation International, which serves children outside the United States in 40
countries.

“Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft players around the world are helping the Make-A-Wish Foundation
again this year to improve the quality of life for children with life-threatening medical conditions through this generous
donation,” said David Williams, Make-A-Wish Foundation of America president and chief executive officer.
“Children who have their wishes granted feel stronger, more self-confident and are more willing to fight their
conditions. Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft players are giving an incredible gift to these courageous
children.” 

“The global nature of Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft players makes this collaboration incredibly
special. It’s supporters like Blizzard and its players that give our organization the ability to grow our wish-granting
efforts around the globe,” said Jon Stettner, Make-A-Wish Foundation International president and chief executive
officer. “The continued support of Blizzard Entertainment and World of Warcraft players has allowed for hundreds
of children around the globe to have their most cherished wishes granted by the Foundation. Thank you on behalf of
the Foundation and the children we serve.” 

About the Make-A-Wish Foundation: The Make-A-Wish Foundation grants the wishes of children with life-
threatening medical conditions to enrich the human experience with hope, strength and joy. Founded in 1980 when a
group of caring volunteers helped a young boy fulfill his dream of becoming a police officer, the Foundation is one of
the world’s leading children’s charities. With the help of generous donors and more than 30,000 volunteers
worldwide, the Make-A-Wish Foundation has granted more than 250,000 wishes worldwide. For more information
about the Make-A-Wish Foundation of America, visit wish.org, and for Make-A-Wish Foundation International,
visit worldwish.org.

About Blizzard Entertainment, Inc.: Best known for blockbuster hits including World of Warcraft® and the
Warcraft®, StarCraft®, and Diablo® franchises, Blizzard Entertainment, Inc. (www.blizzard.com), a division of
Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), is a premier developer and publisher of entertainment software renowned
for creating some of the industry's most critically acclaimed games. Blizzard Entertainment's track record includes
thirteen #1-selling games and multiple Game of the Year awards. The company's online-gaming service, Battle.net®,
is one of the largest in the world, with millions of active players.

Contacts
Make-A-Wish Foundation of America
Brent Goodrich, 602-792-3185
Media Relations Manager
bgoodrich@wish.org
or
Make-A-Wish Foundation International
Sioban Kerr, 602-792-3344
Marketing Communications Manager
skerr@worldwish.org

				
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