Star Wars Day at the Paw Sox

On Sunday, April 25th, the New England Garrison attended the Paw Sox Star Wars Day in Pawtucket Rhode Island, raising money for charity and posing for pictures with fans. By way of the Star Wars photo opportunities, the groups raised $682 for the PawSox Charitable Foundation.
The weather held out for the day, and the 501st Legion was well represented with eighteen members, ranging from Clone Commanders to Stormtroopers and from Pilots to Officers. The NEG appeared along with their regional sister groups Alderaan and Kamino bases, representing the good guys, while members of the Connecticut Garrison likewise turned out for the day to troop alongside the New England members.

During the course of the day, the Garrison was inundated with eager fans, hoping to take pictures and see their favorite characters up close and personal. The stadium, with its six thousand seat capcity, sold out for the day, and it was noted that the despite the tickets sold, the stands were empty, because people had flocked to see the characters on the concourse.

In addition to signing autographs and posing for pictures, members of the garrison participated in events throughout the day, going down onto the field and running the bases, helping shoot a promotional video in the days leading up to the event and capped off their appearance with Darth Vader throwing out the first pitch. The event was an overwhelmingly positive one for both the Paw Sox and the 501st New England Garrison, and we hope to be out and about on the field with them again in the future.

Visit our photo gallery to see pictures from this event.

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