Wednesday, November 7, 2012 , Updated 8:00 a.m., November 10, 2012
Send Call of Duty to those on call for duty with fundraiser for troops in Afghanistan at Kung Fu Saloon
Operation: Supply Drop runs from 1-9 p.m. on November 10.
DALLAS Never let it be said that gamers can’t be a charitable bunch. Organizations like Child’s Play and Extra Life are focused entirely on donating money and games to groups in need. This weekend, Operation: Supply Drop will be using parties across the nation to collect video games and consoles to send to U.S. troops in Afghanistan as well as Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. The parties will take place Saturday, November 10.
The Dallas party will take place at Kung Fu Saloon at 2911 Routh Street from 1-9 p.m. To quote the press release, “Attendees and others can contribute via monetary donations or drop boxes. The events will feature live music, bars, game tournaments, and prizes.”
There are also supposed to be “professional athletes” in attendance, though there’s no indication of who. These mysterious sporty people will join calendar models from local game-related modeling agency Charisma +2.
Operation Supply Drop’s founder, former Army Airborne Ranger Captain Stephen “Shanghai Six” Machuga, said in a statement “When soldiers aren’t outside the wire on patrol, their favorite activity is playing video games. Our packages are an immeasurable morale booster; troops are accustomed to getting care packages from strangers full of baby wipes and socks. Our care packages are designed to blow their socks off.”
People who can’t (or don’t wish to) attend can still donate money and products. Visit the Operation Supply Drop website for more details.
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