It’s hard to believe that we said goodbye to RTX 2014 over a week ago. For me, it feels like just yesterday. The experience was incredible, as always. At our RTX SideQuest events, we saw old friends reunited, new friendships forged, and a community joining as one for charity and fun.
You, the RT Community, have done amazing things in the last year…
You helped us raise $10,000 for Child’s Play and $2,500 for Make-A-Wish at RTX 2013.
You brought in over $350,000 across multiple RT-related teams for Extra Life in November of 2013.
You helped Operation Supply Drop’s 8-Bit Salute in May to the tune of $250,000.
You contributed over $3,000 to Make-A-Wish earlier this year so that both Barbara and Kathleen could go Over The Edge for Make-A-Wish (Psst. Here’s the video of Barbara!).
And of course, you donated over 2.4 MILLION DOLLARS to Rooster Teeth’s Lazer Team campaign on Indiegogo.
You’d think at some point this community would run out of money, but the strength of MILLIONS of community members across the entire WORLD can’t be beaten. You showed us that again at RTX 2014…
Jack is still processing the numbers from the pre-RTX Charity Race-A-Thon, but from the chat I had with him and what I heard from people who attended the event, it went VERY well and I can’t wait to hear the totals he announces. As for RTX SideQuest…
You did it.
You broke the record.
When Dom and I first kicked around the idea of doing a charity event at RTX in 2012, you shattered our goal of $3,000 and broke our brains by donating over $10,000 at our first auction. We figured it was just a great first year!
Then you did it again last year.
This year, you broke everything again.
I am EXTREMELY pleased to announce that YOU, the RT Community, helped us raise OVER $15,000 for charity at RTX 2014!
Now, we’re still working out exactly how everything will be divided amongst our five charitable causes (AbleGamers, Child’s Play, Extra Life, Make-A-Wish, and Operation Supply Drop) so we don’t have those numbers broken out yet. It’ll take a bit more time sorting through who donated to which cause at our booth and all that, but rest assured we’ll get it done.
In the meantime, I want you all to know that I’ve spoken to representatives from all five of those charities and they are absolutely in love with you. We constantly say and hear that the Rooster Teeth Community is unlike any other, and with actions like this we prove it again and again.
If you want to get involved in upcoming charitable events and continue to prove to the world that the RT Community is the BEST COMMUNITY EVER check out what’s coming up next:
- September 13th – A 24-hour marathon (In Austin and livestreamed, details forthcoming) for AbleGamers‘ new campaign: Driving Home Accessibility
- October 25th – Extra Life! We’ll have a 24-hour marathon (In Austin and livestreamed, details forthcoming) like last year. Join our team! (We’ll link the official RT team when it becomes available)
- May 16th (2015) – Operation Supply Drop’s 8-Bit Salute! You guessed it, we’ll have a 24-hour marathon (In Austin and livestreamed, details forthcoming) and you can join our team or the Rooster Teeth team to prepare!
Also keep an eye out for details on our events at PAX Prime (PAX PrimeQuest) and PAX South (PAX SouthQuest) coming soon! The party doesn’t end just because RTX is over!
WE LOVE YOU <3