On Saturday September 21, 2013 members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base attended the 3rd Annual Skating for Hope event held at the Hart Recreation Center ice rink of Holy Cross in Worcester, MA. The Emperor, Biker Scout, Shadow Scout, Darth Nihlus, and four Jedi were in attendance. This event raises funds to support the Hope Lodge Boston, which is a free cancer rehab facility. It is organized by Dave McGrath, a brain cancer survivor who used the Hope Lodge in his recovery. Troopers entered the rink to a fanfare of Star Wars music; Imperial March for the Imperials and SW main theme for the Rebels. Troopers entertained attendees with a mock battle in the stands and then later on the ice with lots of photos and fun times. This venue was a major improvement over the public rink from previous years and troopers are looking forward to next year as a good time was had by all.

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