Pandaren Monk pets rake in big bucks for charity

Blizzard donates US$1.1 million to the Make-A-Wish Foundation

Blizzard gave The Make-A-Wish Foundation 50% of proceeds from the sale of Pandaren Monk pets in World of Warcraft, adding up to a $1.1 million donation. (That's, like, a lot of Pandaren Monk pets.) Fifteen Foundation kids also got an inside look at WoW, courtesy of Blizzard.

The Pandaren Monk was one of two pets introduced to WoW late last year at $10 a pop. Once summoned, the Monk follows the player everywhere and returns any /bows he receives. Sales of the pet between November and December 31, 2009 were used to calculate the Make-A-Wish donation -- which means that Blizzard sold 220,000 Panderan Monks in that time frame.

Here's what Blizzard CEO Mike Morhaime had to say of WoW's generosity in the official press release:

"We've had a long relationship with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and we're proud to support the priceless work they do for children. This donation also reflects the spirit and generosity of our players -- their enthusiasm for World of Warcraft and for supporting a good cause made this possible."

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AJ Glasser

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