What is a Troopathon? Our History and Mission
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 10 “Care Packages for Our Heroes”
An Innovative Live Webcast & Partnership with Newsmax Media
The goal of Troopathon is simple: Send support to our troops via a month long campaign to raise money for care packages that culminates in a 7-hour live show on TV and the Web. 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 $4.8 Million for our troops. Since our organization began sending care packages in 2006, we’ve sent over 345 TONS of high quality beef jerky, Gatorade, Oreo cookies and gourmet coffee to our troops, and that’s just the beginning!
What makes this idea 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 7-hour show we utilize the latest cutting edge web-technology to bring all our guests together on the same broadcast. Despite their busy schedules, these celebs are happy to come together to broadcast the Troopathon to hundreds of thousands of viewers worldwide. Even our troops overseas who are lucky enough to have internet access love to log on and see the outpouring of support for themselves!
Our tenth annual Troopathon, titled “Care Packages for our Heroes”, is coming to the Newsmax TV Studios in Boca Raton, Florida, and promises to be the best yet! Keep coming back and checking Troopathon.org as further details will be forthcoming in this space.