Our Mission:

To change the world.

One bonus level, dungeon crawl, cheese steak jimmy's, button mash, checkpoint, fast travel, Konami Code, and cut scene at a time!


What We Do

Do a Barrel Roll works to use gaming, from video to live action, as a means of driving positive change in the lives of individuals and their communities. We focus our work on themes of inclusion, belonging, acceptance, community, friendship, and physical and mental well-being. 


We love a game with a good story. As part of our mission, Do a Barrel Roll collects and publishes stories and content on the impact and potential of gaming for driving positive change. Here's the latest.


Narrative Project

Our flagship project works to dispel pervasive, and often negative, perceptions of gaming by collecting and publishing the stories of gamers themselves. We parallel these stories with context articles, helping bring a wider community understanding of gaming as a whole.

If you would like to share your story of how gaming has been an influential force in your life, please get in touch!


Lan Parties

To raise money for exciting initiatives, projects, organizations, causes and charities, we host official Do a Barrel Roll lan parties across the country in interesting and off the beaten path places. Aquariums, breweries, aircraft hangars, museums, you name it!


Future Programming

The future of Do a Barrel Roll is bright. With programming in development for after school clubs, e-sports leagues, peer-to-peer mentorship, and career sessions, we're so excited to grow our impact. Stay tuned for updates!


Our Mission

We leverage the power and community of gaming, from video to board, to drive positive social change in the world around us. Like a gamer with dozens of keybinds, Do a Barrel Roll sees this as an open-world mission, achieved not only by raising money for worthy causes, but building, driving, and deploying solutions ourselves. Games are our Warthog, but there are plenty of ways to get to a Halo ring.

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June 2018

Some of my closest friends came from video games. Years of online interaction before ever meeting in person. It's also been an avenue to keep connected with others. Gaming is a vehicle to create an unwavering community. I'm so excited to leverage that power to drive social good.

- Ben O'Bright, Founder and Executive Director of Do a Barrel Roll


Get Involved

Like the character selection screen for Super Smash Bros, there are tons of great ways to get in the game with Do a Barrel Roll. Join or start an event, volunteer, make a donation, or just keep in touch! 



Want to game with us? Have an idea for a really cool event? Sign up today or send us a note. We can't wait to hear from you!

Volunteer opportunities

Do a Barrel Roll is always looking for new  volunteers to help us with our latest projects or events. Apply using the button below!

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All of our events and activities wouldn't be possible without your generous support. Be on our Squad and never get left behind.