Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Well, the August voting period for the Pepsi Refresh campaign has come and gone. OSO finished 156th out of 1231 projects. Even though we didn't win, there was never a day where we didn't move up the chart. That can't happen unless people we voting. We want to thank everyone who took the time to vote. We also want to thank you for putting up with the constant emails, texts, Tweets, and Facebook reminders.
The best thing to come out of the Pepsi opportunity is the outreach we were able to accomplish. More people know about OSO than ever before and we want you to know that we are not going to slow down. Pepsi was an opportunity, but we never intended to hinge the future of the project on winning a Pepsi grant.
We still need funding, and we will re-apply for the Pepsi Refresh grant, but we are moving forward regardless. Please stay in touch with us at www.OperationSoundOff.com and at www.facebook.com/GoOSO. Follow OSO at www.twitter.com/Op_SoundOff and at our Facebook Group, "I Support Operation: Sound Off! Helping Troops Realize Their Musical Dreams!"
Thanks again for your continued support as we help fulfill the dreams of those that fight for ours!
Monday, August 30, 2010
This months Pepsi Refresh contest is drawing to a close. Voting ends at midnight, tomorrow night (tuesday Aug 31st). Operation: Sound Off! (http://www.operationsoundoff.com/) is currently 158th out of a possible 1231 projects in it's category.
"It's a long way to the top 2 positions," admits OSO co-founder, Scotty Huff, "but we still have a chance to reach the top 100. If we do that, then our project rolls into next months voting. Otherwise, we're out of the running and have to start the application process all over again.
"The upside," Huff continued, "is that this Pepsi opportunity has given us a platform to get the word out about Operation: Sound Off! This project will live on beyond this competition. Our service men and woman have earned it."
To cast your vote, visit www.refresheverything.com/operationsoundoff daily. You can also text 101861 to 73774 (PEPSI) from your mobile phone.