May 13, 2014

8-Bit Salute

Starting this Saturday, May 17th, Operation Supply Drop is hosting the 3rd Annual 8-Bit Salute.  OSD is a charity organization that is based on giving video game care packages to soldiers both in active duty and recovering in military hospitals.  The organization was started in 2010 by Captain Stephen Machuga, who began this initiative by sending some games to his former driver when he was re-deployed to Afghanistan.  Four years later and OSD has served over 2,500 soldiers with their “care packages”.

8-Bit Salute is a charity event that anyone can participate in.  While the main event will go from 9 AM on Saturday to 9 AM Sunday, gamers are not limited to that time frame.  All that you need to do is register for 8-Bit Salute, have friends and family support with tax-deductible donations, then proceed to game for the soldiers.  Registering for the event is free, but there is an option to pay $15 for the Elite option, which makes you elligible for raffles and prizes.  The event isn’t exclusive to streamers, but this gives them an excellent cause for a charity stream.  With several well-known streamers like Sacriel and CohhCarnage participating in this year’s event, $1,000,000 is a viable goal.

How do you think the 8-Bit Salute will go? Do you know any friends/streamers participating? Are you participating yourself? Post in our 8-Bit Salute participant list!


Sombra is an avid gamer who has spent the past couple years moderating for various Twitch streamers.

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