3rd Annual 8-Bit Salute
For the last few years, thousands of gamers have joined forces to take part in 8-Bit Salute to show their support for the fighting men and women of the United States military and her allies by doing what they love: playing video games. For 24 straight hours, the community of supporters around Operation Supply Drop to raise both funds and awareness for the military gaming charity so we can continue our mission of getting video games to the troops deployed to combat zones through our “supply drops” and more events at military hospitals and bases.
Gamers will be raising money to build video game filled care packages (supply drops) for members of the Armed Forces deployed to Afghanistan, conducting humanitarian missions across the globe or recovering in military hospitals in the U.S. Numerous drops go out each month which you can see here.
- When: May 17th 9am EST – May 18th 9am EST
- Where: At home, at a friend’s house, or wherever you game.
- Game/Platform: Any game, any platforms. There are no restrictions.
- How it works: Simply ask your friends and family to sponsor you. They can make a monthly pledge or a one-time gift.
You can register here for 8-Bit Salute absolutely free, but if you register with the $15 Elite option, you’ll be eligible for a variety of raffles and prizes, including a 2014 8-Bit Salute t-shirt when you hit $200 in funds raised!
Play games on May 17th and see how long you can hold out and how much you can raise for the troops!