Top Secret Colonials raise over $5,000 for Pittsburgh Community Food Bank

The 48 Hour Gaming Marathon saw massive support from the RMU community.


Photo credit: Tori Flick

Garret Roberts, Editor in Chief

MOON TOWNSHIP — Despite COVID-19 keeping the doors to Robert Morris University closed, the members of the Top Secret Colonials found a way for students to have fun from their homes while earning money for a good cause.

The group hosted their first virtual 48 Hour Gaming Marathon this weekend, encouraging gamers to livestream on and off for two full days. The marathon raised $5,825 for the Pittsburgh Community Food Bank by the end of the event.

“From our donation, the food bank will be able to provide 29,125 meals for those struggling during this time,” the Top Secret Colonials said via Twitter. “Thank you to every single person who participated, donated and shared the GoFundMe page!”

Using a combination of a public GoFundMe page and donations from 140 participants, the total was quick to climb past their original goal of $4,000 in under 25 hours. Additionally, these students earned SET credit with the university for their community service.

For those who missed the main event, donations will still be open until April 26 through the Top Secret Colonials donation page.