As part of the 10% Happier challenge put on by The Chive, we are raising money to fund our programs that help veterans.
With the motto “Veterans are our Mission. Gaming is our Passion”, we welcome veterans and civilians who connect with that mission and want to help further it.
Stack Up runs on the support of those who think like us. That’s true at every level. On an individual level, we’re helping bring comfort and friendship to veterans coping with PTSD or transitioning back to civilian life through our Stacks program. The support of individuals like you help make that single connection that can change a life.
At Stack Up, we recognize that PTSD, depression, and emotional distress affect millions of individuals and are a leading cause of isolation and suicide within our community.
The Stack Up Overwatch Program (StOP) is designed to watch over our community and provide critical support through round-the-clock access to a team of trained and certified crisis management volunteers.
Whether it be a Comic-Con, an Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), a Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) or even a game developer studio tour, we strive to connect, engage, and uplift those who have served our country honorably.
With the help of our local Stacks providing support, we make sure those veterans have a weekend with unforgettable experiences. With graditude, we hope to bring memories they can look back on with positivity and encouragement for the future.
We assemble care packages filled with video gaming and nerd goodness to deliver to veterans deployed to combat zones, humanitarian missions, recovery in military hospitals, or even bases stateside in support of any amount of family readiness missions. Instead of focusing on how many days they have left in theater, we want them thinking about setting up an upcoming tournament with their battle buddies.
But it goes beyond fun. Scientific studies show Video gaming tied to helping veterans deal with post- traumatic stress disorder, depression, stress, and even pain relief!
Help support our local veterans by giving back to those who have served in a way they value.