Military-focused video game charity Operation Supply Drop will be at PAX East in Boston April 11 – 13 for a variety of activities in support of its ongoing charitable efforts. First and foremost, the group will be signing up teams for its charity gaming marathon, 8-Bit Salute.
Operation Supply Drop will also be holding men’s and women’s push-up contests at its booth (located in the main lobby area, near the official PAX East merchandise booth), with daily winners taking home an ASTRO Gaming headset and mix amp, courtesy of ASTRO Gaming.
Operation Supply Drop will also award a Borderlands 2 PlayStation Vita bundle to one lucky registrant who registers for the marathon during PAX East (push-ups not required).
"This is our first appearance at PAX East, and we wanted to make it memorable and fun," said Operation Supply Drop founder (and former Army Ranger Captain) Stephen “Shanghai Six” Machuga. "We look forward to expanding our roster of teams for our 8-Bit Salute event, and challenge everyone attending PAX to enter our daily push-up contests to determine the strongest gamers at the show."
The third-annual 8-Bit Salute is a 24-hour gaming marathon to be held May 17-18 of this year. Donations raised during this charity event will fund videogame care packages to U.S. troops deployed in combat zones and recovering in military hospitals. This year’s 8-Bit Salute will be promoted by Twitch.tv, and will feature teams from Rooster Teeth, Naughty Dog, ASTRO, Popcap, Treyarch, Gearbox Studios, Capcom, and dozens more competing for bragging rights and to raise funds.