On Saturday, August 6th, the New England Garrison teamed up with the Lowell Spinners, the Class A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox for Star Wars Day at LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA. The Spinners all wore specially created jerseys that resembled Stormtrooper armor. After the game, the jerseys were auctioned off to benefit the Joann Weber Charitable Fund.
The weather was overcast and extremely muggy making it feel a bit like Dagobah but the Spinners staff did an amazing job making sure the troops were well cared for, rested and hydrated. The sell out crowd loved seing Lord Vader and his troops once again as the Sith Lord threw out the ceremonial first pitch.
In addition to the first pitch and signing autographs for the fans, troops took part in on field activites through the first few innings of the game and visited fans throughout the ballpark. A pesky Jawa was even spotted hanging out of the windows of one of the private suites waving to the fans.
Thanks to Jon Boswell and the Lowell Spinners for a great day at the ballpark!