Event Proceeds to Support Call of Duty Endowment's Mission to Place Veterans into High-Quality Jobs
The Race to Prestige is gaming with a purpose, with the goal of raising money for the Call of Duty Endowment ("the Endowment"), which identifies and funds best-in-class veteran organizations that get unemployed veterans back to work. In the last year alone, organizations supported by the Endowment placed 11,615 veterans into jobs at an average cost-per-placement of $619—less than one fifth the cost of federal placement programs. Since the program's launch in 2009, the Endowment and its grantees have placed more than 40,000 veterans into full-time jobs.
The streamers have teamed up with stream-for-charity website Tiltify,
which encourages audience members to donate as they watch. Every cent
received by the Call of Duty Endowment will go directly to funding
veteran employment programs. In the last two years alone, The Race to
Prestige has raised
The streamers behind #TheRace include:
- iiJeriichoii's content revolves around gaming comedy and skits. He is well known for his high-energy and fun-playing attitude. He has garnered more than 1,190,000 YouTube subscribers and 688,000 Twitter followers.
- TmarTn is known for his tips and tricks in Call of Duty®. He has worked with Activision to create Call of Duty® strategy guides and is arguably the #1 source for any Call of Duty® tips. This makes TmarTn a notable gaming resource to his 3,312,500 YouTube subscribers, 1,064,000 Twitter followers and 600,000 Instagram followers.
- GoldGloveTV offers content revolving around lets-plays and group multiplayer videos. He is well known for his down-to-earth, genuine personality and collaboration videos with other notable YouTubers. He boasts 1,350,000 YouTube subscribers, 430,000 Twitter followers, 1,257,000 Twitch followers and 175,000 Instagram followers.
was one of the first gamers in the YouTube world. He quickly grew in
popularity until he was hired as one of the faces of the
MachinimaRespawn channel. He paved the way for many current YouTubers, and is now a regular streamer on Twitch. He has 938,000 YouTube subscribers, 370,000 Twitter followers and 273,000 loyal Twitch followers.
- VernNotice has been active in the gaming community since 2009. He's a full-time variety streamer, and has made a name for himself as one of the funniest on Twitch with over 210,000 followers and 79,000 Twitter followers.
"Every dollar we raise for the Call of Duty Endowment goes directly to
placing veterans into quality jobs," said
Since its start in 2003, the Call of Duty® franchise continues to be
among the most-highly anticipated game launches. Call of Duty®:
WW II is developed by Sledgehammer Games and published by
Activision. The game is set to be released for PlayStation®4 computer
entertainment system, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment
system from Microsoft and PC on
Activision maintains operations in the
About the Call of Duty Endowment:
The Call of Duty Endowment is a non-profit foundation co-founded by
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