Earlier this week, Blizzard auctioned off some old server blades, which used to house the World of Warcraft. These blades were purcased by one lucky (and apparently rich) individual who is now the proud owner of a piece of PC gaming history at the cost of $330,000.
What would Blizzard do with this large sum? Put it towards the development of a WoW, Starcraft II, or Diablo III expansion? Maybe put it towards the creation of a new IP? No. In fact, the folks over at BLizzard would not be putting any of this money towards anything gaming related. But the funds would definitely be put to good use.
Blizzard donated the profit from the auction to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, which provides children suffering from cancer and other life-threatening illness with the best medical care possible, while also dedicating its existance to finding cures to those very same illnesses.
To everyone at Blizzard, I sincerely tip my hat to you. You've done a truly wonderful thing.