Baseball and Star Wars; two great tastes that taste great together! Especially when the New England Garrison is involved! Saturday, July 11th was Star Wars night at the Lowell Spinners, the Single A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. The NEG, along with members of the Rebel Legion and the Mando Mercs, were out in force at LeLachuer Park, as the Spinners took on the Mahoning Valley Scrappers. By all reports, it was a great crowd! Characters included Commander Cody, Emperor Palpatine, an Imperial officer, a Jawa, a Mandolorian Merc, and two Endor Rebel Soldiers. People were ready for pictures…
 
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On Saturday, June 20th, members of the 501st Legion’s New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, were invited to attend Star War Night at the ball park! It was the home game of The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, the double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays. (Though, that night, their team name was listed on the scoreboard as “The Empire”!) The game was held on a beautiful summer evening at the Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester, NH. We had a great mix of characters in attendance, and the crowds loved us. After escorting a young patient…
 
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On Star Wars Day, May the 4th, the 501st’s New England Garrison, along with the Rebel Legion’s Alderaan Base, was invited to Star Wars Night at Fenway Park. – This was a troop that is one for the history books! The adjective “EPIC!” is not a strong enough word to describe how great this night was! We arrived a few hours before the Red Sox game that night, so that we were able to suit up and walk onto the field. This was a dream come true for many of the die hard Sox fans in the group!  We lined…
 
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On Saturday, August 16th members of the 501st Legion – New England Garrison and Wampa Clan of the Mandalorian Mercs paid a visit to Hadlock Field, home of the Portland Sea Dogs! There were two Stormtroopers, three bounty hunters, and an R2-D2 patrolling the concourse before and during the game to greet fans and pose for pictures. The game started off with the ceremonial 1st pitch by one of the Empire’s best pitcher/Stormtroopers, and it was a perfect strike too! Now only if they could aim their blasters with such precision.

On Saturday, June 7th members of the 501st New England Garrison and the Rebel Legion – Alderaan Base participated in the 5th annual Star Wars game held at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Troopers made the rounds and visited fans before the game, then took to the field where Emperor Palpatine threw out the ceremonial first pitch! Afterwards the troopers occupied two different photo booths along the 1st and 3rd base sides and posed for more pictures. While greeting fans at these photo booths staff members from the Paw Sox were asking for donations to help support their charitable organization….
 
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