What is a Troopathon?
Our Troopathon is groundbreaking and innovative in that we bring together famous celebrities from radio, television, the movie, musicians, journalists, and more to create a one-of-a-kind event with one purpose – to support our troops on the front lines in the war on terror and honor their service and sacrifice for our nation. It’s like a “Jerry Lewis-style” telethon but on the web for a most worthy cause.
TROOPATHON 7 – An Innovative Live Webcast
The goal of Troopathon is simple: Send care packages to our troops, as many as we can get sponsored in a single 8-hour show. In our first year (2008) our inaugural program brought in over $1.5 million for care packages for our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was the single largest shipment of care packages ever recorded. Over the past five years, our innovative webcasts have raised over $3.6 Million for our troops. Since our organization began sending care packages in 2006, we’ve sent over 300 TONS of high quality beef jerky, Gatorade, Oreo cookies and gourmet coffee to our troops, and that’s just the beginning!
What makes Troopathon such a success, and an exciting event for our troops and our supporters, is the star power we bring out! In our Troopathons we’ve been proud to have such participants as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Ann Coulter, Mark Levin, Dr. Laura Schlessinger, Laura Ingraham, Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, Kevin Farley, John Ondrasik of the band Five for Fighting, Oliver North, President George W. Bush, Dick Cheney, Dr. David Horowitz, Carrie Prejean and many, many more!
In order to bring all these celebrities and VIPs together on the same program in one 8-hour show we utilize the latest cutting edge web-technology. We have partnered with the breakout success startup company Usteam.TV for two years in a row, who provide the technical wizardry that makes the Troopathon a success. Thanks to the technical expertise of our staff and Ustream.TV, we’re able to bring all our guests together on the same broadcast, despite their busy schedules, and broadcast the Troopathon to hundreds of thousands of viewers worldwide. Even our troops in Afghanistan who are lucky enough to have internet access love to log on and see the outpouring of support for themselves!
Our seventh annual Troopathon, titled “Care Packages for our Heroes”, is coming to Simi Valley, California, and promises to be the best yet! Keep coming back and checking Troopathon.org as further details will be forthcoming in this space. Remember, save the date of June 25th. The webcast begins at 4 pm Eastern Time.