Troopathon 9 “Care Packages for Our Heroes”
Some helpful facts to know about this star studded fundraiser.
Troopathon is a once-a-year event held by Move America Forward (MAF) which is a non-profit charity dedicated to serving those who protect us: our brave troops. Troopathon 9 is a month-long care package drive that culminates in a star-studded 6-hour web-a-thon broadcast. This year’s broadcast will go live from Move America Forward’s headquarters and operations center in Sacramento, CA.
Some Useful Facts About Troopathon:
Troopathon is a non-partisan non-political effort. We work with celebrities from Hollywood, television, the music industry, sports heroes and athletes, bloggers, journalists, radio personalities, academics, experts in the field, and elected officials to bring together a wide variety of guests to support our troops.
Past Troopathon events have raised over $4.5 million for our troops. Last year, Troopathon 8 raised over $349,000 but we’d like to beat that total this year!
Last year’s Troopathon was hosted by Melanie Morgan who continues to be a voice for our troops through her career behind the microphone at KSFO radio in San Francisco. She was joined by TV news anchor and correspondent Rita Cosby as co-host. Until his sad passing, Andrew Breitbart was a close member of the Troopathon family and co-hosted every year.
Past Troopathons have included an amazing array of guests from every type of industry. Some of our notable past guests have included:
Amb. John Bolton
Dick & Liz Cheney
Gov. Mike Huckabee
Gov. Sarah Palin
Gov. Rick Perry
|Mike “Coach K” Krzyzewski
Care Packages sponsored through Troopathon are the easiest way to donate to the troops. No running to the store, no confusing customs forms and postal regulations. Simply donate with your credit card and MAF’s team of dedicated volunteers will send the care packages on your behalf. Remember, all donations are tax-deductible!
Each care package includes a special note written by the donor expressing their appreciation for the sacrifice our troops make. Packages can be sponsored for as low as $25 for a single serviceman, up to $1,000 for a Battalion Pack which will serve up to 60 soldiers, marines, sailors and airmen.
Troopathon will be filmed live from the Move America Forward’s Operation Center, the place volunteers pack thousands of care packages for our troops every year. The webcast will be available on www.troopathon.org If you miss the 6 hour broadcast you can still find videos and information on the website right now, leading up to, and after the show.
We’re proud of the success we’ve had in fighting to make America an even greater nation. Unlike those who constantly criticize our great nation and our military men and women, we see a future where freedom and liberty create endless opportunities for Americans and our friends and allies in a more secure world.