On Saturday, July 13th members of the New England Garrison and Alderaan Base made a return trip to LeLacheur Park in Lowell, MA for “Star Wars Day with the Spinners”. After being rained out last year the Emperor and a squad of faithful troopers, along with his apprentice Darth Vader, took to the field and the stands. In addition to the dark forces present at the game, Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi was escorted by a pair of skilled X-Wing pilots. This was a fun day filled with beautiful weather, baseball, and Star Wars and all in attendance had a great…
 
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  On the night of Saturday, June 1st, members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison, Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base, and Mandalorian Mercs – Firaxan Clan attended what has become a regular part of the baseball season in Pawtucket, RI. “Star Wars Night” featured Jedi, Sith Lords, Clonetroopers, Stormtroopers, and more who posed for pictures with both baseball and sci-fi fans. Everyone in attendance had a great time meeting their favorite characters and helped us raise over $300 for the Paw Sox Charitable Foundation. To see photos of this event go to our Flickr page: http://www.flickr.com/photos/swnewengland/sets/72157634110618049/

This was a glorious day for the Empire and one that will be long remembered! The NEG was invited to attend a double-header at historic Fenway Park for the Red Sox annual “Futures At Fenway”, which was played by minor league teams the Pawtucket Red Sox and the Lowell Spinners. The whole thing started out with Darth Vader throwing out the 1st pitch, from atop the Green Monster! Troopers also participated in other activities during the game and posed for pictures with attendees during both games.

On May 13, 2012, members of the Rebel Legion - Alderaan Base and the 501st Legion - New England Garrison of the took part in the fourth-annual Pawtucket Red Sox “Star Wars Day” at McCoy Stadium. The characters in attendance participated in a pre-game photo session in the barbecue area before Captain Rex took to the mound and threw out the day’s first pitch… Right over the plate! The photo area on the first base concourse took in over $200 towards the PawSox Charitable Foundation. Thanks to everyone who joined in the fun! See all of the pictures taken at this event…
 
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  On Saturday, July 31st, the New England Garrison and Alderaan base 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.  Special Star Wars themed jerseys were once again worn by the players on the field to be auctioned off after the game to benefit the Joann Weber Charitable Fund. The weather was beautiful for a ball game (and for trooping) and the park was once again sold out.  The New England Garrison was led by Darth Vader as he teamed up with Chewbacca to throw out the ceremonial first pitch…
 
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