As part of our 20th anniversary celebration campaign Planet Eclipse decided to give the American Paintball community the opportunity to raise some much needed cash for a charity of their choosing, by auctioning a set of the beautiful and extremely rare 20th anniversary marker sets. After taking into account all the suggestions posted on the paintball forums and all the ideas submitted by email directly to us, the charity, ‘USO’ was finally nominated to be the benefactor of this exercise.
“Throughout our country’s history, Americans have felt profound appreciation and gratitude for the dedication and sacrifice of our troops and their families. The USO provides a tangible way for all of us to say thank you, as it has for 70 years.
Thanks to your generosity, the USO fulfils its mission of lifting the spirits of America’s troops and their families. Through the USO, you touch their lives through an extensive range of programs at more than 160 locations in 27 states and 14 countries, and at hundreds of entertainment events each year. Thousands of USO volunteers do everything possible to provide a home away from home for our troops and to keep them connected to the families they left behind.
The USO makes sure your help goes to those who need it the most: troops serving in combat, their families, our wounded warriors and their families, and families of the fallen.
As a non-profit, non-political organization, the USO is now, and always will be, about our troops. Wherever and whenever they go, the USO will be there, until every one comes home.”
The auction raised a whopping $4852.75, every penny of which will be ploughed into fulfilling USO’s pledge.
USO…we salute you!